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Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

City: Kronos Festival 2018: Day 2

Venue: SOLD OUT – SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco




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

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 >

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 **

Jack Nitzsche (arr. Jacob Garchik) / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest +^
        with David Coulter

Kronos Quartet and Jolie Holland  World Premiere
    Jolie Holland (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Saint Dymphna +
    Randy Newman (arr. Jolie Holland and Jacob Garchik) / Louisiana, 1927 +
    Jolie Holland (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Out on the Wine Dark Sea +
        with Jolie Holland, guitar, voice,
        and David Mihaly, drums and David Coulter

Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali / Selections from Ladilikan
    Arrangements by Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Lucy Durán, and Jacob Garchik
        with Fodé Lassana Diabaté, 22-key balafon, Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, voice,
        and Mamadou Kouyaté, bass ngoni


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.

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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