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Opening Night – The Kronos Quartet: Exit Strategies

 

<p><strong>When:</strong> Wednesday, May 2<br />
<strong>Where:</strong> The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York City.&nbsp;Due to construction, enter from 81st Street and Fifth Avenue.&nbsp;<br />
<strong>What time:</strong> 7 p.m.<br />
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With Rula Jebreal, Kronos Quartet, Tony Kushner, and Marjane Satrapi<br />
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<strong>Tickets:</strong> $30/$20 PEN Members and students with valid ID. Call (212)570-3949 or visit metmuseum.org. Please note that the only way PEN Members can get a discount is by purchaing tickets via the phone (not through the internet).<br />
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Presented in collaboration with Fritt Ord, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Open Society Institute. This event is made possible in part by the Cheswatyr Foundation Inc.<br />
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 *With thanks to Granta for lending us the title of their issue #118<br />
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Can literature and music overlap and enhance one another? For the past three decades, the Grammy Award&ndash;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&rsquo;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&rsquo;s spectacular Grace Rainy Rogers Auditorium for an empowering evening of reading and music. <br />
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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.&nbsp;</p>
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