The Gloaming—the generation-spanning supergroup consisting of New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman), sean nós (“old style”) Gaelic singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, Hardanger fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and the beloved duo, fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill—keep the melodic grounding, stately flourishes, and pulse of traditional Irish music, while bringing it into the future with unexpected jazz and minimalism- inspired twists and turns.
Kronos Quartet brings its globally informed repertoire to contemporary explorations of age-old sounds and instruments, with works either composed or arranged for the Quartet by Omar Souleyman, Ramallah Underground, Ram Narayan, and others. A world-premiere collaboration with Greek-American composer Magda Giannikou on laterna, Strophe in Antistrophe reimagines the ancient call-and-response of Greek choruses to portray the counterpoint and blending of two radically different sonic propositions. Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ’s mastery of her homeland’s striking zithers, dulcimers, and percussion brings out remarkably contemporary elements, the perfect foil for Kronos’s rich, versatile sound.
The Gloaming is presented with support from Culture Ireland/Cultúr Éireann.
Strophe in Antistrophe was commissioned for Kronos Quartet by the Onassis Foundation (USA).
KRONOS at 40 is presented in association with Kronos Performing Arts Association, a nonprofit organization.
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