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KRONOS QUARTET & Mahsa Vahdat

March 2019

"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).

Line Up

David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Sunny Yang, cello

Tourdates

03.03.2019 Trave to Europe
09.03.2019 not available
14.03.2019 return home

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