Only Sound Remains

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Only Sound Remains

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, California

Tickets: $25 / $45 / $65

Night two of the festival, ONLY SOUND REMAINS, features celebrated Finnish musician Ritva Koistinen performing with Kronos on the zither-like kantele for the US premiere of Karin Rehnqvist’s dynamic All Those Strings!. San Francisco Girls Chorus joins Kronos for the West Coast premieres of both Sahba Aminikia’s Sound, Only Sound Remains, and Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Bubbles. Two works pay tribute to sonic adventurers of the past—Nicole Lizée in her playful work, The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop [Fibre-Optic Flowers], and Albert Behar in the world premiere of Lost Wax, an homage to Béla Bartók. Kronos ends the night with renowned Indian film music director Rahul Dev Burman‘s four-movement Suite.

Program:

Nicole Lizée / The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop [Fibre-Optic Flowers] * SF premiere
Aleksandra Vrebalov / Bubbles * West coast premiere
Sahba Aminikia / Sound, Only Sound Remains *  West coast premiere
      with special guests San Francisco Girls Chorus,
      conducted by Valérie Sainte-Agathe
      and Andy Meyerson, vibraphone (Bubbles)
Karin Rehnqvist / All Those Strings! *  US premiere
         I. Night Strings
         II. Cross Strings
         III. Thin String – Little Song
         IV. Joy Strings
         with special guest Ritva Koistinen, kantele

INTERMISSION

Albert Behar / Lost Wax *  World premiere
         I. Midnight Awakening
         II. Blue Blue Blue
         III. Wandering Sheep
         IV. Violets Bloom
         V. Found
Rahul Dev Burman (arr. Stephen Prutsman / Kronos) / Suite +
         I. Saajan Kahan Jaoongi Main (Beloved, Where Would I Go)
         II. Dhanno Ki Aankhon (In Dhanno’s Eyes)
         III. Nodir Pare Utthchhe Dhnoa (Smoke Rises Across the River)
         IV. Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved)

This performance of Sahba Aminkia’s Sound, Only Sound Remains is supported in part by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University, and is the first project in an ongoing collaboration between Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program and Festival of Iranian Arts, and the Kronos Performing Arts Association.

This performance of Karin Rehnqvist’s All Those Strings! is supported in part by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Updated:  1/19/2016

* Written for Kronos
+ Arranged for Kronos

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Location

SFJAZZ Center
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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KRONOS PRESENTS

Kronos Festival 2016 is a program of KRONOS PRESENTS, a new initiative showcasing Kronos’ commissioned works, artistic projects, and far-ranging musical collaborations through an annual festival, education, community activities, and other events. KRONOS PRESENTS is a program of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Donate here.

Kronos Festival Support

Kronos Festival 2016: Explorer Series is made possible by generous support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation, with additional support provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Aga Khan Music Initiative, the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University, and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Additional funding is provided by the Finnish Music Foundation (MES).
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