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Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

City: Kronos Festival 2018: Opening Night

Venue: SOLD OUT – SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco




Opening Night
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests Mahsa Vahdat, CocoRosie and Zakir Hussain

SOLD OUT! Thank you // Reserved seating // Miner Auditorium
A limited number of tickets may become available – call SFJAZZ’s box office: 866.920.5299
Please explore our other festival concerts >

Program to include –
Islam Chipsy (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Zaghlala **

Zakir Hussain (arr. Reena Esmail) / Pallavi **  World Premiere
        with special guest Zakir Hussain, tabla

Kronos Quartet and CocoRosie World Premiere

John White / Drinking and Hooting Machine

John Coltrane (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Alabama +

Ralph Carney (arr. Danny Clay) / Lament for Charleston +
        with special guest David Coulter

Kronos Quartet, Mahsa Vahdat and David Coulter World Premiere

Special thanks to Alex Kelly for his help in developing Zakir Hussain’s Pallavi.


To kick off Kronos Festival 2018, two favorites return. Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and Persian singer Mahsa Vahdat each join Kronos Quartet on stage – Hussain to premiere his Pallavi, and Vahdat to follow up her “riveting” 2017 Kronos Festival performance, which was singled out by the San Francisco Chronicle as the “evening’s real splendor.” Kronos and the wildly performative experimental duo CocoRosie come together for the first time to debut a new project. Festival artist-in-residence David Coulter and Kronos pay tribute to the memory of musician Ralph Carney with a performance of his Lament for Charleston. Kronos also plays a recent work by Egyptian electro-chaabi pioneer Islam Chipsy.

Return to Kronos Festival 2018 homepage >

Listen to our Kronos Festival 2018 artist spotlight Spotify playlist for a preview of the guest artists and composers who will be featured during our fourth annual hometown music festival.

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

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