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Date: November 07, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: San Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall



Kronos and students from San Francisco Unified School District and San Francisco Conservatory of Music perform works from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. This event is free.

Launched in 2015, Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is an education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. As of July 2017, the initial 15 scores of the initiative had been downloaded 3,000 times in over 50 countries worldwide.

Garth Knox / Satellites: III. Dimensions
        Performed by the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra

Rhiannon Giddens / At the Purchaser’s Option with variations
        Performed by the Lowell Quartet from Lowell High School

Ken Benshoof / sweeter than wine: II. Postscript
        Performed by the Lowell Quartet

Aleksandra Vrebalov / My Desert, My Rose
        Performed by Kronos Quartet

Stephan Thelen / Circular Lines
        Performed by Kronos Quartet


Wu Man / Four Chinese Paintings: II. Turpan Dance
        Performed by the Lowell Orchestra from Lowell High School

Fodé Lassana Diabaté / Sunjata’s Time
    I. Sumaworo
    II. Sogolon
    III. Nana Triban
    V. Bara kala ta
        Performed by a full orchestra featuring SFUSD and SFCM students and Kronos Quartet

All works on this program composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

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