Kronos concert slips with easy-listening music

by James Bash James Bash writes articles fora variety of publications, including magazines such as Opera America, OpenSpaces, Opera, MUSO, International Arts Manager, American Record Guide,Symphony, Opera Canada, and PSU Magazine. The newspapers include Crosscut, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Oregonian, The Columbian, The Portland Tribune, The Register-Guard, and Willamette Week. James has also written a number of articles for the Oregon Arts Commission andcontributed articles to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music. James was a fellow to the 2008 NEA Journalism Institute for Classical Music and Opera. He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America (mcana.org) and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kathy. 02.04.2012

Introduction

The Kronos Quartet (violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler) has a storied career, legions of fans, buckets of awards, and recordings galore, but its concert at Kaul Auditorium on Wednesday evening (March 25) was, frankly, underwhelming.
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