Friday, May 3 at 9:00 pm
Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall (57th Street and 7th Ave, NYC)
Clarinetist David Krakauer joins the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall for a performance that is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall. Krakauer will be featured on the New York premiere of Aleksandra Vrebalov’s “Babylon, Our Own.” Also included on the program will be the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s “You Know Me From Here,” Laurie Anderson’s “Flow” (arr. Jacob Garchik), and the New York premiere of Valentin Silvestrov’s String Quartet No. 3.
Vrebalov says, “”Babylon, Our Own” is written for the Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer, and is inspired by their passionate and masterful playing of diverse styles of music. I wrote the piece having in mind their individual characteristics as performers: Krakauer’s ecstatic high register, David Harrington’s uncanny responsiveness in dialogue-like sections, John Sherba’s rare ability to carve the shortest phrase into a precise musical statement, Hank Dutt’s most soulful solos, and Jeffrey Zeigler’s powerful triple-stops and superhuman rhythmic precision. The result is a piece in which times, places, and cultures intersect to celebrate music as the language I feel most comfortable with, a language that has brought all of us together.”