A Thousand Thoughts

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A Thousand Thoughts

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
San Francisco, California

Tickets: $25 / $45 / $65

Festival day three, A THOUSAND THOUGHTS, features Malian balafon player Fodé Lassana Diabaté joining Kronos for the US premiere of Sunjata’s Time, his new work written for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project. Kronos also performs Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy’s One Hundred Goodbyes
 for the upcoming centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the rebellion that led to Ireland’s independence. Homayun Sakhi Trio, consisting of Homayun Sakhi, Salar Nader, and Abbos Kosimov, joins Kronos to perform Sakhi’s Rangin Kaman (Rainbow), which he composed for Kronos and his trio in 2008. The day begins with a series of intimate afternoon solo and duo performances by Ritva Koistinen on the Finnish kantele followed by Fodé Lassana Diabaté on the balafon; Vân-Ánh Võ on the Vietnamese đàn Tranh with multi-instrumentalist David Coulter; and Mariana Sadovska, voice and Indian harmonium, with special guest, the Bay Area’s own KITKA.


Traditional (arr. Kronos, transc. Ljova) / Tusen Tankar (A Thousand Thoughts) +
Donnacha Dennehy / One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán) * West Coast premiere
         I.  Is Léan Liom (I grieve for you)
         II.  Tomás Bán (White Thomas)
         III.  Céad Slán Dhuit (A Hundred Goodbyes to You)

Fodé Lassana Diabaté (arr./realized by Jacob Garchik) / Sunjata’s Time * US premiere
         I. Sumaworo
         II. Sogolon
         III. Nana Triban
         IV. Bala Faseke
         V. Bara kala ta
      with special guest Fodé Lassana Diabaté, 22-key balafon
      Composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire


Homayun Sakhi (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Rangin Kaman (Rainbow) *
         with Homayun Sakhi, rubâb
         and special guests Salar Nader, tabla, and Abbos Kosimov, doyra

The appearances of the Homayun Sakhi Trio and Fodé Lassana Diabaté are supported in part by the Aga Khan Music Initiative as part of an ongoing partnership with the Kronos Performing Arts Association.

Updated:  1/19/2016

* Written for Kronos
+ Arranged for Kronos

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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).