Date: February 18, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Place: Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, University Boulevard (Route 193) and Stadium Drive, College Park, MD (directions)
Tickets: $?? general
The pieces that Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble perform together are drawn from the repertoire of Azerbaijani ashiqs – oral-tradition singer-songwriters whose song texts portray the power of love and the pain of separation, , often with wry humor and searing irony.
Song arrangements developed in two separate stages: Alim Qasimov arranged original melodies and texts, and then Jacob Garchik transcribed arranged them for Kronos. Then, the two groups put their arrangements together.