For 50 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Paul Wiancko (cello)—has blended sounds across lines of culture and era, moving beyond the typical terrain for a string quartet. Through brave sonic explorations into the pressing issues of our time, Kronos has established a worldwide influence. Kronos has collaborated with many of the world’s most celebrated composers, breathing new life into the musical landscape.
Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.
Gabriella Smith World Premiere of Her New Work
Mariana Sadovska Chernobyl. The HarvestI. Doroha. Дорога (The Road)II. Zhnyva. Жнива (The Harvest)III. Platch. Плач (Lamentation)IV. Rai. Рай (Paradise)with special guest Mariana Sadovska, voice, harmonium
Plus other works to be announced