Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert and Vân-Ánh Võ My Lai
Friday, March 9th
Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert and Vân-Ánh Võ My Lai Jonathan Berger, composer, Harriet Scott Chessman, libretto
Fri, Mar 9 at 8PM at Royce Hall
More Information (KPFK 90.7 FM is not responsible for external websites)
Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert
and Vân-Ánh Võ
Jonathan Berger, composer, Harriet Scott Chessman, libretto
Fri, Mar 9 at 8PM
For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagining the string quartet experience. Kronos’ adventurous approach dates back to the ensemble’s origins. In 1973, David Harrington was inspired to form Kronos after hearing George Crumb’s Black Angels, a highly unorthodox, Vietnam War-inspired work featuring bowed water glasses, spoken word passages and electronic effects. Kronos revisits the inspiration for the founding of the group with My Lai. The infamous 1968 massacre of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by American soldiers provides the context for this gripping new work written by composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman for the Kronos Quartet, tenor Rinde Eckert and Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Võ. My Lai, which features traditional Vietnamese instruments and digitally processed sounds, is told from the perspective of the heroic helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson who tried to stop the slaughter and was vilified for reporting it.
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA
The event runs from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on the following dates.
Select a date to add this event to your calendar app.
KPFK is a progressive media outlet challenging corporate media perspectives and providing a voice to voiceless communities. Help keep KPFK a strong and independent source of music, arts, news and information.
12:00am - 2:00am
Blending eclectic Brazilian beats with urban cultures, boss baile and baile funk!
2:00am - 4:00am
Soundwaves Radio strives to bring you the best in all forms of music both new and old. Live guest DJ set's and producer performances as well as extensive interviews with artists from all over the globe.
4:00am - 6:00am
Aziatik Rhythmz is the only on-air radio show in Southern California that gives voice to the Asian-Pacific Islander community. It's produced by the KPFK API Collective, and reflects the diverse interests of collective members.
Roots Music & Beyond
6:00am - 8:00am
Folk and roots music and more, sundry sounds from bluegrass to bebop and beyond.
Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public... democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown.at Grand Performances
Los Angeles Area Forecast
High: 77°F | Low: 64°F