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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, October 24

The Kronos Quartet will perform in College Park tonight. The concert marks the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center debut of the group's newest member, cellist Sunny Yang.
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The Kronos Quartet will perform in College Park tonight. The concert marks the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center debut of the group's newest member, cellist Sunny Yang.

Oct. 24: Kronos Quartet
Tonight at 8 you can head to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theatre in College Park for a concert celebrating the Kronos Quartet’s 40th anniversary. Legendary American composer Philip Glass has written a new work in honor of the event. “String Quartet No. 6” will make its East Coast premiere as the centerpiece of tonight’s performance.

Oct. 24-Nov. 3: The Merchant
The Mason Players from George Mason University’s School of Theater present The Merchant by Titus Maccius Plautus. This adaptation by director Edward Gero infuses the ancient comedy with elements of vaudeville and burlesque. The play follows a father and son who have their eyes set on the same woman. Confusion ensues as the pair becomes embroiled in the rivalry. You can see the show through November 2 in the Harris Theatre on George Mason's Fairfax Campus.

Music: “String Quartet No. 5 - 2” by Philip Glass

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