Posted in music | pictures on July 20, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir

Kronos Quartet

"I think that Brooklyn has maybe become the music capital of the world," the violinist David Harrington said from the stage of the Prospect Park Bandshell on Thursday night.

The occasion was a concert by the Kronos Quartet, the groundbreaking ensemble he founded in 1973. Mr. Harrington went on to suggest that to find a similar concentration of artistic vitality you had to look to late-17th-century Vienna.

The claim was hyperbolic, maybe, but certainly understandable: after all, the Kronos Quartet was performing as part of the annual summer series Celebrate Brooklyn! Its program, presented before a large, diverse and boisterously appreciative audience, included new pieces by three Brooklyn composers -- Bryce Dessner, Missy Mazzoli and J. G. Thirlwell -- with further selections prepared by a Brooklyn arranger, Jacob Garchik." [NY Times]

In addition to their own songs, Kronos also played Sigur Ros's "Flugufrelsarinn", Michael Gordon's "Sad Park", and Café Tacuba's "11/11". They encored with a suite from Clint Mansell's score for the film "Requiem for a Dream". More pictures below...

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

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Comments (3)

uhhh...maybe?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2009 3:23 PM

it was nice but underwhelming, maybe due to the low energy? (thanks to the low turnout - thanks to the weather...)

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2009 7:15 PM

wasn't that 12/12 by cafe tacuba?I think[oh lord no] the times got it wrong,possibly

Posted by Patrick | July 21, 2009 11:39 AM

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