Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Nunavut: Kronos Quartet featuring Tanya Tagaq

Sat January 28 2006 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Co-presented by the Chan Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet, the Kronos Quartet – David Harrington and John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Ziegler (cello) – has pursued a singular artistic vision: combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet.

Part of their program will include the world premiere of a new piece co-commissioned by the PuSh Festival, Chan Centre, CBC, and the Canada Council. This new work will feature the imcomparable Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq performing with Kronos, in works arranged by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov and Canada’s own Derek Charke.

Program:

NUNAVUT
Kronos Quartet
with special guest, Tanya Tagaq

Derek Charke / selections from Inuit Throat Song Games * world premiere
I. Lullaby
II. Dogs
III. Throat Song
IV. Song of a Name (for a Boy)

Sigur Ros (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Flugufrelsarinn +
Xploding Plastix / Work from The Order of Things *
Traditional (arr. Triakel / Kronos) / Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts)  +
Derek Charke / Cercle du Nord III * world premiere
Arvo Part / Fratres

INTERMISSION

Peteris Vasks / Quartet No. 5 *
I. Being Present
II. So Distant…Yet Near
Tanya Tagaq & Kronos Quartet/  Nunavut * world premiere
featuring special guest, Tanya Tagaq, vocals

Sat January 28 2006 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall