Concert Info

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Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

City: Kronos Festival 2018: Day 2

Venue: SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco


Tickets / Info



Day 2
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests Trio Da Kali and Jolie Holland, plus a special appearance by the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon String Quartet
$20 / $30 / $45 / $65 // Reserved seating // Miner Auditorium // Buy tickets >

Program to include –
Fodé Lassana Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Sunjata’s Time: 5. Bara Kala Ta **
        performed by Asawa SOTA’s Dragon String Quartet

Guillermo Galindo / Remote Control **  World Premiere

Philip Glass / Quartet Satz **

Kronos Quartet, Jolie Holland and David Coulter World Premiere

Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali


Together for the first time since the fall release of their joint album Ladilikan, Kronos and the Malian griot ensemble Trio Da Kali perform music from the LP that topped several year-end best-of lists, including Songlines, fRoots and the Transglobal World Music Chart. NPR’s All Things Considered called the album “mesmerizing” and declared that the collaboration “shatters boundaries of culture, genre, faith and ethnicity – all with an ease that must be heard to be believed.” Kronos debuts both an exciting project with genre-bending American singer-songwriter Jolie Holland and a unique work by local experimental composer, sonic architect and performance artist Guillermo Galindo. Philip Glass’ most recent string quartet also receives its local premiere. Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon String Quartet returns to the festival to kick off the evening with a selection from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future open access education initiative, which is commissioning – and distributing for free – a learning library of contemporary repertoire. More details to be announced.

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

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