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KRONOS FESTIVAL 2019: Day 2

  • SFJAZZ Robert N. Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
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Friday, May 31, 2019, at 7:30pm
Robert N. Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ Center

Kronos Quartet
San Francisco Girls Chorus

Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director

SFGC’s Premier Ensemble joins Kronos Quartet and guests CocoRosie, Jherek Bischoff, Sam Green, and the Dragon Saxophone Quintet for Day 2 of the 2019 Festival.

PROGRAM:

Fodé Lassana Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Sunjata’s Time: V. Bara kala ta *
        Performed by Dragon Saxophone Quintet (Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts)

KRONOS QUARTET AND COCOROSIE
Works to be announced
        with CocoRosie
        Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady
        featuring San Francisco Girls Chorus

Sam Green / Por Vida!
    Film by Sam Green
    Music by Todd Griffin
        with Sam Green, filmmaker, live narration

KRONOS QUARTET AND JHEREK BISCHOFF
Konono Nº1 (arr. Jherek Bischoff) / Kule Kule +
        with Jherek Bischoff, bass guitar

Jherek Bischoff / Compositions
    A Semiperfect Number **
    Flying Rivers **
    Stranger **  US Premiere
        with Jherek Bischoff, bass guitar

About

Kronos Festival 2019 continues with the return of experimental duo CocoRosie. Kronos reunites with the Casady sisters on stage for a set of their songs, performed with the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Jherek Bischoff, known for his solo work as well as collaborations with Amanda Palmer, Mirah, and Meow Meow, joins Kronos on bass guitar to perform a set of his compositions and arrangements. He has described his compositions for Kronos as “ecstatic and more uplifting than anything I have written before. I think that owes to the fact that it is a joyful exercise to write for Kronos Quartet, the ensemble that introduced me to the world of classical music.” Filmmaker Sam Green enlists Kronos in Por Vida!, a live documentary short about the San Francisco legacy business Casa Sanchez. Highlighting Kronos’ Fifty for the Future open access education initiative, the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon Saxophone Quintet performs music by Malian musician Fodé Lassana Diabaté (of Trio Da Kali). More details to be announced. (from kronosquartet.org)


Earlier Event: May 30
KRONOS FESTIVAL 2019: Opening Night
Later Event: June 1
KRONOS FESTIVAL 2019: Day 3