San Francisco, California

April 8, 2022
AT 07:30 PM

TICKETED, IN-PERSON EVENT

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

Details

Kronos Festival
Friday, April 8, 2022, Program #2, 7:30pm

Kronos Quartet with special guests Rinde Eckert and Vân-Ânh Võ

On Friday, April 8, at 7:30pm Kronos unveils two of the latest works released as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an unprecedented string quartet commissioning, performance, education, and legacy project that has been designed and developed under Cowperthwaite’s leadership. The works include Indonesian Gamelan composer and vocalist Peni Candra Rini’s Maduswara, and Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo’s YanYanKliYan Senamido #2. Also on the program are Oasis, a one-movement composition by Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and one of Kronos’ signature works, and Flow, a haunting work by Laurie Anderson arranged by Festival Artist-in-Residence Jacob Garchik.

Concluding the program is the world premiere of My Lai Suite, adapted from composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman’s acclaimed opera about Hugh Thompson, the Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War who courageously intervened in the U.S. Army massacre of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians. Special guest vocalist Rinde Eckert and master instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Võ perform.

 

Program #2
Kronos Quartet with special guests Rinde Eckert and Vân-Ânh Vanessa Võ

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE:

Peni Candra Rini (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Maduswara **

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh / Oasis *

Angélique Kidjo (arr. Jacob Garchik) / YanYanKliYan Senamido #2 **

Laurie Anderson (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Flow +

My Lai Suite * world premiere

Adapted from My Lai: An opera for tenor, string quartet and Vietnamese instruments
Jonathan Berger, composer
Harriet Scott Chessman, librettist
Rinde Eckert, vocals
Vân-Ánh Võ, t’rưng, đàn bầu, đàn tranh

* 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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