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Around the World with Kronos

Kronos Quartet


Universal, all-encompassing and fabulously inclusive.

The Globe and Mail


To complement the live screening of A Thousand Thoughts, Kronos Quartet will play an eclectic and family-friendly show.

The lively and beguiling program includes traditional and contemporary works from every corner of the globe, each arranged to cast new light on these sometimes familiar, always riveting compositions.

No matter what music they’re playing, you know this world-renowned ensemble will deliver something to enlighten and entertain.


Islam Chipsy (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Zaghlala (Blurred vision caused by strong light hitting the eyes)**
Severiano Briseño (arr. Osvaldo Golijov) / El Sinaloense (The Man from Sinaloa) +
Traditional (arr. Kronos Quartet) / Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram (inspired by Pete Seeger) +
Garth Knox / Satellites: III. Dimensions **
Wu Man (real. Danny Clay) / Two Chinese Paintings **
II. Traditional / Silk and Bamboo (inspired by Huanlege) +
George Gershwin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Summertime (inspired by Janis Joplin) +
Traditional (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Excerpt from Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts)+
Konono No1 (arr. Jherek Bischoff) / Kule Kule +
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fatimah Al-Zaelaeyah (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Ya Mun Dakhal Bahr Al-Hawa (Hey, Who Enters The Sea of Passion?) +
Nicole Lizée / Excerpt from Another Living Soul **
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Tegere Tulon: I. Funtukuru **
Ervin T. Rouse (arr. Danny Clay) / Orange Blossom Special +

* Written for Kronos
** Written for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future
+ Arranged for Kronos

View the house program →

PHOTO | Waleed Shah

Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington—violin
John Sherba—violin
Hank Dutt—viola
Sunny Yang—cello
Lighting Designer
Brian H. Scott
Sound Designer
Brian Mohr
Technical Manager
Brian Mohr


  • With support from

  • City of Stonnington
  • US consulate

 Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.