NOT YOUR AV­ER­AGE STRING QUAR­TET

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Among the per­for­mances fea­tured dur­ing the clos­ing nights of the Sin­ga­pore In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Arts will be My Lai, a mu­si­cal per­for­mance com­mem­o­rat­ing the 1968 mas­sacre of Viet­namese vil­lagers by Amer­i­can sol­diers. String ensem­ble Kronos Quar­tet, tenor Rinde Eck­ert and Viet­namese in­stru­men­tal­ist Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ – each with their own ar­ray of awards, from Em­mys to Gram­mys – seek to tell the story of US he­li­copter pi­lot Hugh Thomp­son Jr, who tried to stop the calamity. Stick around un­til 2 Septem­ber and you can catch Kronos per­form­ing all their favourites – a rare treat by a leg­endary string quar­tet that’s worked with some of mu­sic’s big­gest names, in­clud­ing Paul McCart­ney and Philip Glass.

Where and when? Sin­ga­pore, 31 Au­gust 1 Septem­ber

The mu­si­cians com­ing to­gether to per­form My Lai

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