San Francisco, California

April 7, 2022
AT 07:30 PM

TICKETED, IN-PERSON EVENT

VENUE: SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium
PRESENTER: KRONOS PRESENTS: Kronos Festival

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Kronos Festival
Thursday, April 7, 2022, Program #1, 7:30pm

Kronos Quartet with special guest Jacob Garchik

Kronos Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 7 with the world premiere of Janety, a joyful work by Malian Griot singer Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté written for the 40th Anniversary of KPAA Executive Director and Kronos Manager Janet Cowperthwaite. A member of renowned ensemble Trio Da Kali, Diabaté’s work is inspired by the tegere tulon—a tradition of handclapping songs and dances created spontaneously by girls in country villages of southern Mali. Janety features a guest group of young musicians, and pays tribute to Kronos’ steadfast leader and advocate. Artist-in-Residence Jacob Garchik joins the quartet on trombone and tuba for Upon a Star, a suite arranged by Garchik based on the music of Steven Spielberg films. The program concludes with Cadenza on the Night Plain, a 13-movement work written for Kronos by one of the ensemble’s most prolific and creative collaborators, Terry Riley. Music critic Kyle Gann called Cadenza on the Night Plain “the archetypal Kronos piece.”

 

Program #1

Kronos Quartet with special guest Jacob Garchik

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:

Jacob Garchik / Upon A Star *

Bay Area premiere with Jacob Garchik, trombone, tuba

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Tegere Tulon: V. Janety ** world premiere

with Jacob Garchik and student musicians

Terry Riley / Cadenza on the Night Plain *

Introduction
Cadenza: Violin I
Where Was Wisdom When We Went West?
Cadenza: Viola
March of the Old Timers Reefer Division; The Old Timers Throw a Spring Festival; Marching Off to More Serious Matters
Cadenza: Violin II
Tuning to Rolling Thunder
The Night Cry of Black Buffalo Woman
Cadenza: Cello
Gathering of the Spiral Clan; Captain Jack Has the Last Word

* Written for Kronos
** Composed for 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
+ Arranged for Kronos

Additional programming to be announced. Program subject to change.

Visit the Kronos Festival page for more details >>

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