YOSHI’S: Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet at Yoshi’sFifty for the Future… the world premiere of a new piece by Susie Ibarra Music… Pulsation… with the amazing percussionist on stage… a recent work by Henry Threadgill… arrangements of music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk… Little Black Book

Current Program

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

Islam Chipsy (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Zaghlala (Blurred vision caused by strong light hitting the eyes)**
Blind Willie Johnson (arr. Stephen Prutsman) / Dark Was the Night +
Charles Mingus (arr. Sy Johnson) / Children’s Hour of Dream +
Susie Ibarra / Pulsation ** World premiere with special guest Susie Ibarra, percussion
Babatunde Olatunji (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Zungo (inspired by Nina Simone) +
Thelonious Monk (arr. Randall Woolf) / ’Round Midnight +
John Coltrane (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Alabama +
Henry Threadgill / Sixfivetwo **
George Gershwin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Summertime (inspired by Janis Joplin) +
Antonio Haskell (arr. Jacob Garchik) / God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (inspired by Mahalia Jackson) +
Geeshie Wiley (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Last Kind Words +
Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Tegere Tulon: I. Funtukuru **

Meet Kronos


For 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 1000 works and arrangements for string quartet. The group has won over 40 awards, including two Grammys, the prestigious Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes, and the WOMEX (World Music Expo) Artist Award. The nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home season performances, education programs, and the annual Kronos Festival. In 2015, Kronos launched 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing online for free—50 new works for string quartet composed by 25 women and 25 men.

Alabama, by John Coltrane

Susie Ibarra: Exploratorium Performance

… to be continued…

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