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Opening Night—The Kronos Quartet: Exit Strategies

Can literature and music overlap and enhance one another? For the past three decades, the Grammy Award–winning Kronos Quartet has demonstrated a spirit of fearless exploration, inviting audiences to rethink the nature and power of music. In past collaborations with luminaries such as Allen Ginsberg, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky, they have sampled both the written and spoken word, allowing the emotional reach of their music and the import of the word to amplify one another. In this Festival’s signature event, the string quartet will team up with writers Tony Kushner, Marjane Satrapi, and Rula Jebreal to further explore the boundaries between these two arts. Join us at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spectacular Grace Rainy Rogers Auditorium for an empowering evening of reading and music. Musical programs include Hamza El Din, Laurie Anderson, Morton Feldman, Ram Narayan, Terry Riley, Omar souleyman, Ramallah Underground, plus traditional music from Iran, Lebanon, Sweden, and more.

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