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KRONOS FESTIVAL 2018:
Day 3 Concert

  • SFJAZZ Robert N. Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
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April 28, 2018 @ 7:30pm


Kronos Quartet
San Francisco Girls Chorus

Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director & Principal Conductor
David Coulter, KRONOS FESTIVAL 2018 Artist-in-Residence
Vân-Ánh Võ, Vietnamese traditional instruments


The San Francisco Girls Chorus joins the Kronos Quartet again this year for its highly anticipated KRONOS FESTIVAL 2018. Kronos Quartet and SFGC will present the world premiere of a new work by longtime Kronos collaborator Aleksandra Vrebalov, and the masterful performer of Vietnamese traditional instruments Vân-Ánh Võ. Kronos gives the local premiere of Oakland-based composer Zachary Watkins’ Peace Be Till, which is inspired by the moment Mahalia Jackson prompted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to go off script during his “I Have a Dream” speech. Kronos is joined by artist-in-residence David Coulter to play music from his award-winning soundtrack to A.C.T.’s theatrical production of A Thousand Splendid Suns. Kronos also plays recent works by Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi and Russian-American composer Yevgeniy Sharlat. 

PROGRAM

Yevgeniy Sharlat   pencil sketch

Zachary James Watkins   Peace Be Till  West Coast Premiere

Aftab Darvishi   Daughters of Sol

David Coulter (arr. Sahba Aminikia)   music from A Thousand Splendid Suns

Aleksandra Vrebalov   Missa Supratext  World Premiere

Kronos Quartet and Vân-Ánh Võ   World Premiere