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Listen: Kronos Quartet Previews BAM Next Wave Festival Performances on WNYC's "Soundcheck"

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Listen: Kronos Quartet Previews BAM Next Wave Festival Performances on WNYC's "Soundcheck"

    Kronos Quartet gives the New York premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11, for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four consecutive nights of performances at the BAM Harvey Theatre, starting tonight. Kronos and Nonesuch Records partnered with BAM to give away a pair of tickets to the Opening Night performance this Wednesday. Congratulations to winner Ross Burlingame, who cites the group's recording of Philip Glass's Mishima soundtrack as his favorite Kronos album.

    Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11 includes works from Uzbekistan, Iraq, Iran, India, Germany, Argentina, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Canada, and the United States, drawing from composers including Terry Riley, Osvaldo Golijov, and Gustavo Santaolalla.

    Kronos Quartet gave a preview of the show when they performed live on Soundcheck from NPR member station WNYC, 93.9 FM, earlier this week. The segment opens with Kronos performing the Iraqi song Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me, which appears on their latest Nonesuch release, Floodplain, followed by the traditional Swedish tune Tusen Tankar. Kronos founder and violinist David Harrington also talks with host John Schaefer about the origin of this week's concerts, as well as the new Steve Reich piece WTC 9/11, which the group commissioned and performs on the latest Reich album, released yesterday on Nonesuch.

    You can listen to the Soundcheck performances and interview here:


    To pick up a copy of any of the albums in the Kronos Quartet Nonesuch catalog, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s at checkout.

    For more information on this week's concerts and other upcoming performances from Kronos Quartet, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

on September 21, 2011 - 1:57pm
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Kronos Quartet gives the NY premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11 for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four consecutive nights of performances starting tonight. Congratulations to Kronos fan Ross Burlingame, winner of the Nonesuch ticket giveaway to tonight's show. Kronos Quartet gave a preview of the show when they performed live on WNYC's Soundcheck earlier this week. Listen to the performances and interview here.

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Kronos Quartet gives the New York premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11, for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four consecutive nights of performances at the BAM Harvey Theatre, starting tonight. Kronos and Nonesuch Records partnered with BAM to give away a pair of tickets to the Opening Night performance this Wednesday. Congratulations to winner Ross Burlingame, who cites the group's recording of Philip Glass's Mishima soundtrack as his favorite Kronos album.

Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11 includes works from Uzbekistan, Iraq, Iran, India, Germany, Argentina, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Canada, and the United States, drawing from composers including Terry Riley, Osvaldo Golijov, and Gustavo Santaolalla.

Kronos Quartet gave a preview of the show when they performed live on Soundcheck from NPR member station WNYC, 93.9 FM, earlier this week. The segment opens with Kronos performing the Iraqi song Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me, which appears on their latest Nonesuch release, Floodplain, followed by the traditional Swedish tune Tusen Tankar. Kronos founder and violinist David Harrington also talks with host John Schaefer about the origin of this week's concerts, as well as the new Steve Reich piece WTC 9/11, which the group commissioned and performs on the latest Reich album, released yesterday on Nonesuch.

You can listen to the Soundcheck performances and interview here:


To pick up a copy of any of the albums in the Kronos Quartet Nonesuch catalog, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s at checkout.

For more information on this week's concerts and other upcoming performances from Kronos Quartet, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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