Chan Centre Presents

Kronos Quartet with Special Guest Homayun Sakhi Trio

Sat November 05 2011 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Two world-class ensembles, one monumental collaboration. West meets East as America’s premier new music pioneers, the Kronos Quartet, and Homayun Sakhi, one of the greatest Afghan rubab players of his generation, cross musical boundaries to create a bold sound that is nothing short of spectacular.

After separate sets, the musicians will share the stage to perform Sakhi’s luminous composition Rangin Kaman, translated as “rainbow” in Farsi.

For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet – David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (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. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time.

Homayun Sakhi is a brilliant virtuoso endowed with a charismatic musical presence and personality. In performing North Indian music from an Afghan perspective, Sakhi reunites raga with one of its original sources, the cultivated musical traditions of the Iranian world.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Please note – there will be a pre-show Film Screening for ticket holders.

Rainbow: Kronos Quartet and Homayun Sakhi (Chapter 2)
7:00 pm
Royal Bank Cinema, Chan Centre
10 minutes

Co-produced by the Aga Khan Music Initiative (a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

This short documentary provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the artists rehearsing Sakhi’s composition Rangin Kaman (Rainbow).

Followed by:

Homayun Sakhi: The Art of the Afghan Rubab
25 minutes

Co-produced by the Aga Khan Music Initiative (a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

This short documentary offers an intimate portrait of Homayun Sakhi and his musical life from Kabul, Afghanistan, to Peshawar, Pakistan, to Fremont, California.

We will also be offering a panel discussion in conjunction with this concert as part of our Chan Connects Series.

FREE panel discussion –

Sounds of Freedom: The Revival of Music in Afghanistan
Thursay, November 3rd, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Buchanan A, Room 201
1866 Main Mall, UBC

 

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Sat November 5 2011 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
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