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Phoenix Chorale joins Kronos Quartet for special one-night only event at ASU Gammage

A renowned poet; a visionary Hollywood composer; two award-winning choirs, a ground-breaking musical quartet, and 400 years of history.

Members of Phoenix Chorale will be joining forces with members of the Los Angeles-based vocal ensemble Tonality to perform at ASU Gammage for Kronos Quartet’s presentation of a new work by Michael Abels and Nikky Finney.

‘AT WAR WITH OURSELVES – 400 YEARS OF YOU’, composed by Phoenix Boy’s Choir alum Michael Abels and set to the poetry of National Book Award Winner Nikky Finney, is an evening-long oratorio that condenses four centuries of Black American history into 14 couplets.

The work makes its Arizona premiere Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 7pm at ASU Gammage.

Hear about the genesis of this monumental new song cycle from a November 2021 story on NPR.