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Date: February 04, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM PST

City: Kronos Festival 2017: Fifty for the Future spotlight

Venue: SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco



KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Here and Now

Thalea String Quartet Plays Kronos’ Fifty for the Future
Thalea String Quartet // Christopher Whitley and Kumiko Sakamoto, violins / Luis Bellorin, viola / Bridget Pasker, cello

Terry Riley / Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector *

Caroline Shaw / Entr’acte

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh / Rǝqs (Dance) **

Garth Knox / Satellites: III. Dimensions **

Wu Man (arr. Danny Clay) / Selections from Four Chinese Paintings **
    II. Turpan Dance 吐鲁番之舞
    III. Ancient Echo 远古回响

General Admission / Joe Henderson Lab
Tickets: $20 // Buy tickets >


Thalea String Quartet, the first-ever quartet in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will highlight Kronos’ commitment to younger generations of string quartets in a performance of select works from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched in 2015, Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is an education program that is commissioning a free, open-access library of string quartets for the express purpose of guiding students and early-career professionals in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st-century repertoire. In addition, Thalea will also perform Terry Riley’s “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” which was the first piece that the composer wrote for Kronos back in 1981, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw‘s “Entr’acte.” Buy tickets >

Explore the music of Kronos’s Fifty for the Future >.

* Written for Kronos / ** Written for Kronos and composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

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