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Program

  • Aleksandra VREBALOV: My Desert, My Rose
  • Hawa Kassé Mady DIABATÉ (arr. Jacob Garchik): Tegere Tulon: I. Funtukuru (featuring Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté & Rokia Kouyaté, vocals)

  • Trey SPRUANCE: Séraphîta: II. Le Baphomet (featuring Alonzo King LINES Ballet)
  • Philip GLASS: Quartet Satz
  • Tanya TAGAQ (arr. Jacob Garchik): Excerpt from Sivunittinni
  • Aftab DARVISHI: Daughters of Sol (featuring 3000 Reefs, film by Julia Sumerling)
  • Nicole LIZÉE: Another Living Soul
  • Garth KNOX: Satellites: III. Dimensions
  • Charlton SINGLETON: Testimony

For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has continually reimagined the string quartet experience, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet. Kronos has received over 40 awards, including two Grammys and both the Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians.

In addition to its role as a performing and recording ensemble, Kronos is committed to mentoring emerging performers and composers and has led workshops, master classes, and other education programs with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and through the Embassy Adoption Program (a program of Washington Performing Arts and District of Columbia Public Schools), among other institutions in the U.S. and overseas. Kronos has recently undertaken extended educational residencies at UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances, Holland Festival, Texas Performing Arts Association at the University of Texas at Austin, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Mount Royal University Conservatory.

**This performance will be streamed at 7:00 PM PST on Friday, December 17, 2021. On-demand viewing access will be available immediately after the performance until Friday, December 24, 2021. To purchase tickets for the stream, click "Buy Tickets."

The Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do.

The New York Times

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