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Kronos Quartet: At War With Ourselves - 400 Years of You


Kronos Quartet: At War With Ourselves - 400 Years of You
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.


A rhapsodic modern day paean spun from the skin of history for string quartet, chorus, and narrator.

Preview Performance
2:00 p.m. Pre-Concert Conversation
3:00 p.m. Performance

Created by two of the country’s most esteemed artists, composer Michael Abels and poet and South Carolina native Nikky Finney, and brought to life by a 24-voice, all star choir from the Columbia region and the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet, At War With Ourselves - 400 Years of You is an evening-length work about the African American experience in the New World.  The dramatic piece directly engages with history and explores themes including race relations, social justice and civil rights.  Please click here for more information.


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Presented by the Southern Exposure New Music Series. Produced by Janet Cowperthwaite, with production management from Kronos Performing Arts Association. At War with Ourselves - 400 Years of You was commissioned by the Kronos Performing Arts Association and funded in part by a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission and the MAP Fund, in partnership with ASU Gammage at Arizona State University, Hancher Auditorium - The University of Iowa, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, SFJAZZ, Texas Performing Arts at UT Austin, and the University of South Carolina. The Kronos Quartet residency is sponsored in part by a Visiting Scholars Grant from UofSC Office of the Provost. The At War With Ourselves choir, prepared by Jared Johnson, is made possible thanks to a generous donation from UofSC's African American Studies Program and the College of Arts and Sciences.