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Kronos Festival

April 26, 2018 - April 28, 2018

“Kronos Festival 2018 is a giant leap for our work. We are building on previous Kronos Festivals, deepening relationships, alerting our audience to some ideas from diverse corners of the world of music, celebrating possibilities recently revealed to us. I hope our audiences will be emboldened, energized and thrilled by the amazing range of work that is currently possible.” — David Harrington, Kronos’ artistic director, founder and violinist.

The San Francisco–based, Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet and its nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association presents their fourth annual hometown music festival. With six concerts over three days, Kronos Festival 2018 illustrates one of the group’s central artistic tenets: collaboration.

This year’s festival highlights the expansive sonic worlds of David Coulter, who serves as the festival’s artist-in-residence. The British-born, Bay Area–based multidisciplinary artist, musician, composer, director and educator has worked with Kronos since the 1990s. Known for his work with The Pogues, Tom Waits, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Beck and Gorillaz, as well as his theatrical scores, including A.C.T.‘s recent production of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Coulter will be featured throughout the festival.



Opening Night
7:30 PM | Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests Mahsa Vahdat, CocoRosie and Zakir Hussain
Tickets: $20-$65 / Reserved seating

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018
Day 2
7:30 PM | Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests Trio Da Kali and Jolie Holland, plus a special appearance by Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon String Quartet
Tickets: $20-$65 / Reserved seating

Family Concert / “Around the World with Kronos”
11:00 AM | Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Tickets: $10 youth (16 and under), $15 adults / General Admission

Amaranth Quartet Plays Kronos’ Fifty for the Future
2:00 PM | Joe Henderson Lab
Tickets: $20 / General Admission // Buy tickets >

David Coulter & Friends
5:00 PM | Joe Henderson Lab
David Coulter with guests Sahba Aminikia, The Living Earth Show and bran(…)pos
Tickets: $25 / General Admission

Day 3
7:30 PM | Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests San Francisco Girls Chorus and Vân-Ánh Võ
Tickets: $20-$65 / Reserved seating


Source from Kronos Quartet Official Website. Click here for more information.



Author: Desk


April 26, 2018
April 28, 2018
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