Carnegie Hall Presents

The '60s Sampler

Daring music of American mavericks, otherworldly soundscapes echoing 1960s psychedelia, a stirring work that protested the Vietnam War, and more are featured in this series. Drawn from Carnegie Hall’s festival The ’60s: The Years that Changed America, this sampler focuses on a time of turmoil and change.
January 19, 2018
Kronos Quartet
February 10, 2018
múm
March 24, 2018
The Vietnam War: At Home and Abroad

Kronos Quartet

Zankel Hall
Friday, January 19, 2018 | 9 PM

Performers

Kronos Quartet
·· David Harrington, Violin
·· John Sherba, Violin
·· Hank Dutt, Viola
·· Sunny Yang, Cello

Program

STACY GARROP New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
ZACHARY J. WATKINS New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Plus works by Terry Riley, John Cage, and Janis Joplin
In addition to pieces by three American mavericks written in the 1960s, the ever-adventurous Kronos Quartet performs a program that includes world premieres of two works commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Zachary J. Watkins’s piece is inspired by the moment just before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, while Stacy Garrop’s work is rooted in the words and spirit of oral historian and activist Studs Terkel.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

múm

Zankel Hall
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10 PM

Performers

múm
Echoes of 1960s psychedelia, Sigur Rós, and Björk resonate throughout múm’s music. These Icelandic pop experimentalists use electronic effects, innovative sampling, delicate vocals, and traditional and unconventional instruments to create unique, otherworldly soundscapes. Whether they are collaborating with the Kronos Quartet or crafting the music for an art installation, múm’s neo-psychedelic music mesmerizes.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

The Vietnam War: At Home and Abroad

Zankel Hall
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 2 PM

Performers

Friction Quartet
·· Otis Harriel, Violin
·· Kevin Rogers, Violin
·· Taija Warbelow, Viola
·· Doug Machiz, Cello
John Monsky, Narrator
Additional artists to be announced

Program

Program to include:
GEORGE CRUMB Black Angels
The Friction Quartet performs George Crumb’s amplified string quartet Black Angels, a searing response to the Vietnam War. The program also features live performances of pop and folk music from the 1960s—from Pete Seeger to Woodstock—coupled with photographs and film footage. Narrated by John Monsky, the creator of this multimedia presentation and others like it at the New-York Historical Society, this event captures the war’s intense emotions on the battlefield and at home.