Kronos Quartet, "At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You"

Feb 11, 2023

07:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

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A Hancher commission

A rhapsodic modern-day song cycle spun from the skin of history for string quartet, chorus, and narrator, At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You features a text by National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney inspired by her 2013 poem “The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy.” The music was composed by Michael Abels, composer for the Jordan Peele films Us and Get Out. This powerful new work explores race relations, social justice, and civil rights in 21st century America.

At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You
Michael Abels, composer
Nikky Finney, text and narrator
performed by the Kronos Quartet and Tonality, conducted by Valérie Sainte-Agathe

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.

David and Sally Dierks
MidWestOne Bank
Bill Rubright in loving memory of Karen G. Rubright and Emilie J. Rubright
George and Carrol Woodworth


ADULTS: $50 / $40 / $30
COLLEGE STUDENTS: $40 / $10 / $10
YOUTH: $40 / $10 / $10

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