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Join FirstWorks and Community MusicWorks for a world premiere event with the Kronos Quartet,
"one of the most celebrated and influential musical ensembles of our time."
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8:00pm
RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk, Providence.
Tickets are $28-65 and are available online
at first-works.org or 401-421-4281
On Friday November 8, Community MusicWorks Players and CMW students,
together with the Kronos Quartet, will premiere composer
Kareem Roustom's new work, A Voice Exclaiming, at the RISD Auditorium.
This intimate and exhilarating concert offers spectacular virtuosity and some of the best music of our time created especially
for Kronos. Featuring a stunning world-premiere and works by Laurie Anderson, Aleksandra Vrebalov, John Oswald, and
more. Three musical generations come together as Kronos Quartet debuts a new work with the Community MusicWorks
Players – commissioned by FirstWorks and Community MusicWorks from composer Kareen Roustom. A rising star in the
composition world, Roustom frequently combines Arabic and Western musical styles, reflecting his own heritage
as a Syrian-American. A Voice Exclaiming is a timely homage to Syria today.
Over four decades, Kronos has become one of the worlds most celebrated and influential ensembles. Having sold over 2.5
million records and with more than 3,000 performances, Kronos embraces a spirit of fearless exploration to tell the stories of
new music like no other. Featuring David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello),
Kronos are the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards
given to musicians.