Daily Archives: September 21, 2009

Want to go four-on-four with Kronos Quartet?

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Are you in a string quartet? Are you 18 to 35 years old? Would you like to learn the repertoire (and maybe some of the secrets) of Kronos Quartet, the granddaddy of all post-modern, genre-busting string quartets?

Well now is your chance to try to make the dream a reality.

Kronos is doing a string-quartet workshop at Carnegie Hall next spring. Three young quartets will be selected to work directly David Harrington and company from March 17-21. And because pipa master Wu Man is a guest instructor during the workshop, one lucky young musician who specializes in the Chinese string instrument will also be selected to participate.

Applications are being accepted through Oct. 26. Click here for more info.

The Decemberists’ Lottery Show setlist

Colin Twittered this photo of the spin bin that determined The Decemberists' musical fate last night.

Colin Twittered this photo of "The Balls of Diabolos," which determined The Decemberists' musical fate at NYC's Terminal 5 on Saturday night.

Here’s the setlist, drawn at random from the “The Balls of Diabolos” by Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) at Saturday night’s fantastic NYC lottery show by The Decemberists:

Yankee Bayonet (with Laura Veirs)
July July
Raincoat Song
Bridges and Balloons
From My Own True Love
The Bachelor and the Bride
Rake’s Song
Culling of the Fold
(Marcel and Rich crowd-surf to a waltz)
I Was Meant for the Stage
The Crane Wife 3
The Island
Annan Water

(Nate and John make out)
Colin writes a song on the spot
The Tain
The Perfect Crime #2

ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky