The collaboration between Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble produces powerful pieces drawn from the repertoire of Azerbaijani ashiqs—oral-tradition singer-songwriters whose song texts portray, often with wry humor and searing irony, the power of love and the pain of separation. The legendary singer Alim Qasimov is called “one of the most thrilling, unashamedly emotional performers on the planet” (Robin Denselow, the “Guardian”).
When: Friday, February 17, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Emory Schwartz Center for Arts
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, Ga 30322
For additional information, visit http://arts.emory.edu/calendar/index.html?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D93233798 or http://www.kronosquartet.org/