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Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Youth Chorus Back Together

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on Apr 13, 2013 09:12 PM EDT

Once again, the Kronos Quartet is teaming up for a concert with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. This time, the performance will take place at the noted new music venue Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave. at Third Avenue in Boerum Hill).

The concert is May 7; curtain is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.

The renowned string quartet first performed with the children's chorus--formed in 1992--just last year, on the anniversary of September 11 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Kronos founder/violinist David Harrington needed a mass of voices for a live performance of Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen's Winter Was Hard, Op. 20.

"We were hired for that based on our reputation and after that developed a very mutual respect and appreciation for each other," said Dianne Berkun-Menaker, the founder/artistic director of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

This respect and appreciation for collaboration was echoed by David Harrington.

"I can think of no better way to project our hope for the future than to share the stage with these marvelous singers," Harrington said.

The joint concert on Friday, May 7 will also include works from several indie rockers/composers. Compositions from My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, Arcade Fire's Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner of The National all feature on the program.

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