November 6: Kronos Quartet

Join us as we celebrate Lucinda Carver’s triumphant tenth anniversary as Artistic Director and the launch of our 2019–20 Chamber Music season with a special opening night event featuring the esteemed Kronos Quartet. Our entire audience is invited to a very special post-concert reception at Fort Worden with Dr. Carver and the members of the quartet.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – SOLD OUT
7:30 pm, Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Don and Sylvia White & Gay and Gary Eisenberger


David Harrington, violin
Sunny Yang, cello
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola


**Islam Chipsy (arr. Jacob Garchik): Zaghlala
**Aleksandra Vrebalov: My Desert, My Rose
**Nicole Lizée: Another Living Soul
**Philip Glass: Quartet Satz
*Terry Riley: The Electron Cyclotron Frequency Parlour from Sun Rings
**Misato Mochizuki: Boids
*Michael Gordon: Clouded Yellow
+Traditional (arr. Jacob Garchik): The House of the Rising Sun
+George Gershwin (arr. Jacob Garchik): Summertime
+John Coltrane (arr. Jacob Garchik): Alabama
*Steve Reich: Different Trains

* Written for Kronos
** Written for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
+ Arranged for Kronos
Program subject to change

For 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fear- less exploration with a commitment to continually reimagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 60 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet.

Kronos has received over 40 awards, including both the Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The quartet spends five months of each year on tour, appearing in con- cert halls, clubs, and festivals around the world including Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Barbican in London, The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, WOMAD, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Shanghai Concert Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Sydney Opera House, and more.


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