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March 2019
8:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

World Music | Kronos Quartet & Mahsa Vahdat


David Harrington – violin
John Sherba – viilin
Hank Dutt – viola
Sunny Yang – cello
Mahsa Vahdat – vocal


Islam Chipsy (arrangement Jacob Garchik) Zaghlala (Blurred vision caused by strong light hitting the eyes)**
Garth Knox Satellites: III. Dimensions**
Aleksandra Vrebalov My Desert, My Rose**
Traditional (arrangement. Jacob Garchik) The House of the Rising Sun(inspired by The Everly Brothers)+
Aleksander Kościów Hílathi**
Fatimah Al-Zaelaeyah (arrangement Jacob Garchik)Ya Mun Dakhal Bahr Al-Hawa (Hey, Who Enters The Sea of Passion?)+
Nicole Lizée Another Living Soul**
Dur-Dur Band (arrangement. Jacob Garchik) Dooyo+
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (arrangement. Jacob Garchik) Tegere Tulon: III. Kalime**
Antonio Haskell (arrangement Jacob Garchik) God Shall Wipe All Tears Away(inspired by Mahalii Jackson)+

 Kronos Quartet & Mahsa Vahdat 

Mahsa Vahdat (aranż/ Sahba Aminikia) The Sun Rises+ 

                         The Sun Rises
                         Vanishing Lines
                         My Ruthless Companion 

Mahsa Vahdat (aranż. Atabak Elyasi) Songs

                         Leyli’s Nightingales
                         I Was Dead

 * Written for Kronos Quartet
** Written for the needs of the project Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
+ Arrangement for Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet / fot. Evan Neff

“Real splendor… Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat brought her luxuriant and richly expressive voice to three of her solo songs… these are songs of passion, love and sorrow—emotions that came through vividly. Vahdat’s vocal coloration, at once lush and piercing, and her sinuous turns of melodic phrase made for a riveting showcase.”– San Francisco Chronicle

Known for their collaborations with musicians worldwide from Trio Da Kali (Mali) to Rhiannon Giddens (US), Kronos Quartet unveils one of their most exciting partnerships: Mahsa Vahdat. The acclaimed Iranian singer joins Kronos on tour to perform her compositions based on classical Persian poems by Rumi and Hafez, as well as contemporary literary work by Forough Farrokhzad and Mohammad Ebrahim Jafari.

Arrangements for string quartet by composers Sahba Aminikia and Atabak Elyasi. Kronos and Vahdat plan to record an album produced by the Norwegian record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted. The anticipated release date is in March 2019.
Repertoire includes: “The Sun Will Rise,” “Vanishing Line,” “My Ruthless Companion,” “My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless,” “Oh lover! Go mad, go mad!,” “Eternal meadow,” “Kurdish Song” (arr. Aminikia) and “Dead yet I was, then came to life” (arr. Elyasi).

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