SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2008 — KRONOS QUARTET AND HOMAYOUN SAKHI
Kronos Quartet: Music Without Borders
Program to include solo sets by Homayoun Sakhi, one of the world’s finest players of the Afghan rubâb—a double-chambered lute—and Kronos Quartet, plus the world premiere of Rangin Kaman (The Rainbow)*, with Salar Nader on tabla and Abbos Kosimov on doyra.
Solo set by Homayoun Sakhi, rubâb
with special guests Salar Nader, tabla, and Abbos Kosimov, doyra
Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) *
Kronos Quartet and Homayoun Sakhi:
Homayoun Sakhi (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Rangin Kaman (The Rainbow) * World premiere
with Homayoun Sakhi, rubâb
and special guests Salar Nader, tabla, and Abbos Kosimov, doyra
* Commissioned by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Arranged by Stephen Prutsman. Additional commissioning funds provided by The James Irvine Foundation and YBCA.
Kronos thanks the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund/Grants for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation for their generous support of these programs.
Official Website: http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=5029
Added by soleilune on July 16, 2008