PUBLISHED: 28 June 2022


Friday, July 29, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Calgary, Grotto

Debussy Syrinx
Hildegard von Bingen “O Virtus Sapientie” Arr. Marianne Pfau for string quartet
George Crumb Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
Kronos Quartet Set

This dramatic program unfolds from a pure, still centre into a musical mass of energy! Solo flute… a mystical medieval chant… an iconic blue-lit theatrical work with masked musicians and amplified sounds called “a sustained and beautiful dream vision of the deep” (The New Yorker). The final set, drawn from the Kronos Quartet’s visionary “50 For the Future” project, showcases a vast variety of global influences and distinctive voices including Inuit throat singing with electronica influences; metaphysical prose and medieval dance forms; traditional hand clapping songs from Mali, and much more.