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April 28, 2018

How to participate in tonight’s performance of “Missa Supratext”

Tonight’s program features the world premiere of Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Missa Supratext, performed with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and festival artist-in-residence David Coulter. Aleksandra invites you to participate in her piece by bringing bells, chimes, singing bowls – anything that rings pleasantly. More instructions will be given before the piece begins.

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April 27, 2018

How to participate in tonight’s performance of “Remote Control”

Tonight’s program features the world premiere of Guillermo Galindo’s Remote Control, composed for Kronos’ Fifty For The Future. Guillermo invites you to participate in his piece by streaming on your phone one of four videos that he’s created for the piece during the performance. Before the concert, please connect to the “SFJAZZ” Wi-Fi network and open this page. Warning: Strobe effects are used in these videos. More instructions will be given before the piece begins.

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April 20, 2018

Preorder Kronos’ new album Clouded Yellow from Apple

Kronos’ performance of Michael Gordon’s “The Sad Park:” Part 4 was just added to the Kronos Quartet Essentials playlist curated by Apple Music. Listen now >

The track comes off our forthcoming album Clouded Yellow, which you can preorder on iTunes and Apple Music.

The album is out May 4 on Cantaloupe Music. Learn more >

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April 16, 2018

Countdown to Kronos Festival 2018

Just ten days until Kronos Festival 2018 kicks off at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26. We are already in rehearsals with festival artist-in-residence David Coulter and guests San Francisco Girls Chorus, Vân-Ánh Võ, CocoRosie, Zakir Hussain, Mahsa Vahdat, Trio Da Kali, and Jolie Holland. Tickets are going fast (opening night has already sold out!), so don’t wait to get your tickets. Learn more and reserve your seats >

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April 13, 2018

Tim Kilian (1946-2017) – An Appreciation

“I first met Tim Kilian in 1964 when we both attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Tim was a fabulous violinist, and he led the Kilian Quartet, which also included his sisters Mary (violin), Judy (viola), and Terri (cello).

“He was a little older than me and, from the first time we met, I instantly admired his energetic and beautiful playing. We were in the Seattle Youth Symphony together, and I remember that Tim was concertmaster and he played the Scheherazade solo perfectly. Tim eventually studied with the Fine Arts Quartet in Milwaukee and I lost track of him.

“The next thing I knew it was late summer of 1973. Cellist Walter Gray and I were looking for a violist and another violinist in order to start a group. I believe it was Walter who alerted me that Tim was now a violist. And what a wonderful violist he was. Along with Jim Shallenberger, the four of us started rehearsing daily (beginning with Webern’s Six Bagatelles, Bartok’s Third Quartet and Ken Benshoof’s ‘Odds and Ends’) and, within a few weeks, we had a name: Kronos Quartet.

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Concert Schedule

Sep1Zakopane, PolandKościół Świętego Krzyża w Zakopanem
Sep6Turin, ItalyConservatorio Giuseppe Verdi
Sep7Milan, ItalyPiccolo Teatro Grassi
Sep9Ventspils, LatviaLielā zāle, Teātra nams “Jūras vārti”
Sep15Eisenstadt, AustriaSchloss Esterhazy

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.


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