Kronos Quartet Rinde Eckert Vân-Ánh Võ

When
Sun Mar 4
Where
Zellerbach Hall
Time
7pm
Tags
Music, Classical Music
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Description

Kronos Quartet
Rinde Eckert
Vân-Ánh Võ

My Lai

FULLY-STAGED PRODUCTION
Jonathan Berger, composer
Harriet Scott Chessman, libretto

It was nearly 50 years ago that American soldiers massacred hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers at My Lai. Kronos Quartet's fully staged collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and novelist Harriet Scott Chessman revisits the horrors of that day and its aftermath, from the perspective of the heroic helicopter pilot who tried to intervene. Berger's "richly evocative" and "hauntingly beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle) score blends Rinde Eckert's expressive voice with string quartet augmented by traditional Vietnamese instruments played by Vân-Ành Võ, and an electronic soundscape of helicopters, voices, and snippets of American blues.

Location

location
  1. Zellerbach Hall 2430 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA