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October 06, 2016

KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017 tickets on sale now

We are thrilled to announce the lineup, set lists, and artist-in-residence of our third annual hometown music festival KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Here and Now, which takes place February 2–4 at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. With six concerts over three days, our self-produced KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017 showcases the latest innovations of the Bay Area’s contemporary music community. Tickets are now on sale via sfjazz.org (scroll down to February) or by calling 866-920-5299.

From David Harrington, Kronos’ artistic director, founder, and violinist:
KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Here and Now will focus the spotlight on Kronos’ relationships with San Francisco Bay Area composers, arrangers, and musicians from many corners of the musical landscape, as well as the huge energetic promise of local students. Artist-in-residence Sahba Aminikia, whom we first met when he was a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music [SFCM], has been writing vivid works for Kronos since 2005. Throughout KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017, we give Sahba opportunities to reveal the breadth of his interests and expand his horizon through collaborations with Kronos, as well as visionary singer Mahsa Vahdat, San Francisco Girls Chorus, students from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts [SOTA], The Living Earth Show, Amaranth Quartet, Delphi Trio, and Mobius Trio. Kronos continues the creative pageant with a true mosaic of thrilling talent, including contributions from guest artists Van Dyke Parks, Soo Yeon Lyuh, and Vân-Ánh Võ. A thread woven throughout the festival is Kronos’ unprecedented Fifty for the Future education initiative, which is commissioning – and distributing for free – the very first learning library of contemporary repertoire. The first 10 of these 50 commissions will be performed by Kronos and, fittingly, SOTA’s Dragon String Quartet and the impressive young ensemble Thalea String Quartet, who is the first ever quartet in residence at SFCM.”


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