Kronos Quartet with Rebecca Solnit, SF Girls Chorus, Valérie Sainte-Agathe + more
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Kronos Quartet
Visiting Presenter – KRONOS FESTIVAL 2019

Kronos Quartet with Rebecca Solnit, SF Girls Chorus, Valérie Sainte-Agathe + more

May 30
Miner Auditorium
ThuMay 30

Visiting Presenter

7:30 PM

$20 | $30 | $45 | $65

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Kronos Festival 2019 kicks off with the Bay Area premiere of Stacy Garrop’s Glorious Mahalia, a work that celebrates gospel singer Mahalia Jackson through the words and spirit of oral historian and activist Studs Terkel. The San Francisco Girls Chorus, conducted by Valérie Sainte-Agathe, joins Kronos to perform Michael Gordon’s requiem Exalted. Throughout the evening, writer Rebecca Solnit and others perform Voices of a People’s History, which brings to life the extraordinary stories of Americans who helped shape the country’s social movements. The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon String Quartet opens the show with Rhiannon Giddens’ composition for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future education initiative. More details to be announced; check below for up-to-date program information.

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For 45 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience. Kronos’ fifth annual music festival spotlights their frequent work with singers and storytellers in four concerts and other events over three days.

The quartet remains as geographically, politically and spiritually feisty as ever. Forget about genre; Kronos made that an irrelevant term ages ago.

Los Angeles Times

The quartet remains as geographically, politically and spiritually feisty as ever. Forget about genre; Kronos made that an irrelevant term ages ago.

Los Angeles Times

Watch & Listen

RHIANNON GIDDENS (ARR. JACOB GARCHIK)

AT THE PURCHASER’S OPTION WITH VARIATIONS

Michael Gordon

Exalted

RHIANNON GIDDENS (ARR. JACOB GARCHIK)

AT THE PURCHASER’S OPTION WITH VARIATIONS

Michael Gordon

Exalted