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Date: August 02, 2008

Time: 9:00 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: Novellus Theater

Presenter: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts



Kronos Quartet: Music Without Borders


Homayun Sakhi:
Solo set by Homayun Sakhi, rubâb
with special guests Salar Nader, tabla, and Abbos Kosimov, doyra


Kronos Quartet:
Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) *

Kronos Quartet and Homayun Sakhi:
Homayun Sakhi (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Rangin Kaman (The Rainbow) * World premiere
   with Homayun Sakhi, rubâb
   and special guests Salar Nader, tabla, and Abbos Kosimov, doyra

Homayun Sakhi’s Rangin Kaman, arranged by Stephen Prutsman, was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Homayun Sakhi by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Additional commission funds were provided by The James Irvine Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the LEF Foundation.

Kronos thanks the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund/Grants for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation for their generous support of these programs.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE - Updated:  07/08/2008

Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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