Kronos Festival 2023 – Program #1
SFJAZZ Center
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Kronos Festival – Program 1 (2023)

JUN 22-24 | KRONOS FESTIVAL 2023

Jun 22, 2023
Miner Auditorium

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Original show description below.

Featuring compositions by Guillermo Galindo, Rhiannon Giddens, Angélique Kidjo, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Kala Ramnath, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Henry Threadgill, Mario Galeano Toro, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, and Paul Wiancko.

The rich cultural diversity of the Kronos Fifty for the Future repertoire is on full display in the Kronos Festival’s lead-off program, with works by composers representing Benin, Colombia, India, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States. 

Special guests include San Francisco’s own Friction Quartet; Korean-born composer and haegeum virtuoso Soo Yeon Lyuh, joining Kronos for her own work Yessori; and Kronos cellist Paul Wiancko joining New York’s Aizuri Quartet (winners of Chamber Music America’s 2022 Cleveland Quartet Award) for his composition Only Ever Us.

https://www.kronosquartet.org/kronos-festival-2023

For 50 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience. This year’s annual festival highlights works from the landmark Kronos Fifty for the Future commissioning and legacy project.

No one is ever going to say that Kronos Quartet is satisfied with the string quartet status quo. This group… has, in its malleable virtuosity, become a wellspring for hundreds of new music commissions.

The New York Times

No one is ever going to say that Kronos Quartet is satisfied with the string quartet status quo. This group… has, in its malleable virtuosity, become a wellspring for hundreds of new music commissions.

The New York Times

Listen

Angelique Kidjo (arr. Jacob Garchik)

YanYanKliYan Senamido #2

Soo Yeon Lyuh

Yessori (Sound from the Past)

Paul Wiancko

Only Ever Us (septet version)

Angelique Kidjo (arr. Jacob Garchik)

YanYanKliYan Senamido #2

Soo Yeon Lyuh

Yessori (Sound from the Past)

Paul Wiancko

Only Ever Us (septet version)

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