San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has “broken the boundaries of what string quartets do” (The New York Times). Since its founding, Kronos has been transforming the string quartet into a living art form and exploring how music can magnify the critical issues of our time. The Kronos Quartet features David Harrington on violin, John Sherba on violin, Hank Dutt on viola, and Paul Wiancko on cello.
This concert is generously sponsored in part by Russell and Kathy Ayres.
About MainStage Live: This series welcomes some of the most incredible artists performing today and pairs striking new compositions with powerful classics, demonstrating the inspiring diversity of chamber music performance.
Sam Green/Kronos - Five Decades Video *
Severiano Briseño arr. Osvaldo Golijov - El Sinaloense (The Man from Sinaloa) +
Peni Candra Rini arr. Jacob Garchik - Maduswara **
George Crumb - God-music from Black Angels
Aleksandra Vrebalov - Gold Came from Space *
Nicole Lizée - Death to Kosmische *
Laurie Anderson arr. Jacob Garchik - Flow +
Stacy Garrop - Glorious Mahalia *
Featuring the recorded voices of Mahalia Jackson and Studs Terkel
* Written for Kronos
** Written for Kronos Fifty for the Future
+ Arranged for Kronos