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Tackling the works of such disparate artists as Charles Ives, Astor Piazzolla, Raymond Scott, and Skip James, the Kronos Quartet is nothing if not adventurous. That Kronos has yet to pay tribute to Jimmy Webb remains a mystery—“Wichita Lineman” begs for an interpretation by the avant-garde string quartet. Tonight, the group performs the Washington premiere of a new composition by Philip Glass. The composer’s “Quartet No. 5” was written especially for Kronos, as were the three other works on the program: Mohican composer Brent Michael Davids’ “Mtukwekok Naxkomao (The Singing Woods),” featuring a single-string Apache fiddle, Franghjiz Ali-Zadeh’s “Mugam Sayagi,” and John Adams’ “The Book of Alleged Dances.” At 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. $20.50-29. (202) 467-4600. (ED)