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Kronos Quartet w/ Trio Da Kali

  • SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Tickets ($20-$65)

Kronos Quartet and Malian griot ensemble Trio Da Kali perform together for the first time since the release of their joint album Ladilikan last fall. The LP not only topped several year-end best-of lists, including SonglinesfRoots, and the Transglobal World Music Chart, but also inspired Afropop Worldwide to call the collaboration “the most successful encounter between Western classical and traditional African music yet.” Kronos debuts both an exciting project with genre-bending singer-songwriter Jolie Holland and a unique work by local experimental composer, sonic architect and performance artist Guillermo Galindo. Philip Glass’ most recent string quartet also receives its local premiere. More details to be announced, check below for up-to-date program information.

For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has reimagined and redefined the string quartet experience. Kronos’ fourth annual hometown music festival highlights new and recent collaborations with incredible guests performing in six concerts over three days.

The quartet remains as geographically, politically and spiritually feisty as ever. Forget about genre; Kronos made that an irrelevant term ages ago.
— Los Angeles Times
Mesmerizing… Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet shatter boundaries of culture, genre, faith and ethnicity — all with an ease that must be heard to be believed.
— NPR's All Things Considered
Later Event: April 27
The Emmet Cohen Trio