Kronos Quartet+Natalie Merchant+Rhiannon Giddens+Sam Amidon+Olivia Chaney


Part of the BAM 2014 Next Wave Festival, the boundary-breaking Kronos Quartet demonstrates the breadth of its scope with two separate collaborations. On September 20, they join 10,000 Maniacs frontwoman-cum-folk chanteuse Natalie Merchant, Carolina Chocolate Drops lead singer Rhiannon Giddens, and rising folk stars Sam Amidon and Olivia Chaney to premiere classical crossover settings of folk standards. On September 23, Laurie Anderson reunites with Kronos for Landfall, a digital multimedia song cycle inspired by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, performing an act of excavation and rebirth that floods the senses with not only the pastness of the past, but of its presence.

Sat., Sept. 20, 8 p.m., 2014