Kronos Quartet with Sam Amidon, Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Lee Knight, SF Girls Chorus and Valérie Sainte Agathe
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Visiting Presenter - KRONOS FESTIVAL 2019

Kronos Quartet with Sam Amidon, Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, Lee Knight, SF Girls Chorus and Valérie Sainte Agathe

Jun 01
Miner Auditorium
SatJun 1

Visiting Presenter

7:30 PM

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Closing the Festival with a celebration of folk icon and social activist Pete Seeger, who would have turned 100 in May, Kronos and folk artists Sam Amidon and Lee Knight, among others, debut the first part of a new project with the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center. Amidon also joins Kronos for a set of songs that include his contributions to Kronos’ Folk Songs album. Malian singer Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté returns to the Festival to premiere her composition written for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future education initiative. She is joined by artist-in-residence Valérie Sainte-Agathe and the San Francisco Girls Chorus, who also perform Aleksander Kościów’s meditative Hílathi. 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.

[Kronos] isn’t of an age but for all time—a daring band of virtuosi who’ve performed around the globe and brought home sounds from everywhere, spreading their lifesaving, mind-expanding, soul-uplifting vibrations like transcendental evangelists speaking in tongues.

Santa Cruz Sentinel

[Kronos] isn’t of an age but for all time—a daring band of virtuosi who’ve performed around the globe and brought home sounds from everywhere, spreading their lifesaving, mind-expanding, soul-uplifting vibrations like transcendental evangelists speaking in tongues.

Santa Cruz Sentinel

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