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Kronos Quartet w/ CocoRosie, SF Girls Chorus, Jherek Bischoff, and others

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

Tickets ($20-$65)

Kronos Festival 2019 continues with Kronos and CocoRosie reuniting on stage to perform new songs by the Casady sisters with the San Francisco Girls Chorus conducted by Valérie Sainte-Agathe. Frequent collaborator Jherek Bischoff joins Kronos on bass guitar to perform his own compositions and arrangements. Filmmaker Sam Green enlists Kronos in Por Vida!, a live documentary short about the tattoos inspired by San Francisco’s legacy business Casa Sanchez. Highlighting Kronos’ Fifty for the Future education initiative, the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon Saxophone Quartet performs music by Malian musician Fodé Lassana Diabaté (Trio Da Kali).

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
The Kronos Quartet elevated a concert of music to a spiritual trip through our common humanity – it was universal, all-encompassing, fabulously inclusive.
— The Globe and Mail