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San Francisco Performances presents:

Kronos Quartet with Youth Speaks and The Living Earth Show

Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm-9:30pm, San Francisco


For more than 40 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 re-imagine the string quartet experience. One of the world's most celebrated and influential ensembles, Kronos has received over 40 awards, including the Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians.

Youth Speaks produces local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, and reading series, alongside a comprehensive slate of arts-in-education programs during the school day, in the after-school hours and on weekends. In addition, they create internationally-recognized theater and digital programming, and have helped launch a national network of over 70 programs which believe in the power of young people.

The Living Earth Show is a megaphone and canvas for some of the world's most progressive artists. Comprised of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson, the San Francisco-based ensemble uses the traditions of classical and experimental music as tools to allow artists of all disciplines to create their most ambitious works and respond to the world in which they live.

San Francisco Performances presents these three leading contemporary music artist groups in their performance of the World Premiere of Danny Clay's piece "Echoes." Through stories, voices, and histories that are rooted in the Civic Center area and the Veteran's Building, this project brings together poets and musicians to shed light on the echoing effects of San Francisco's accelerating gentrification.

Saturday, October 7

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA, 94102


Email: info -at-
Phone: 415-392-2545
Contact: Nancy Bertossa

About San Francisco Performances:
Since 1979, San Francisco Performances has been a pioneer in the Bay Area by introducing hundreds of classical music, jazz and contemporary dance artists to Bay Area audiences. With a strong curatorial voice and adventurous programming, San Francisco Performances presents the world's finest in music and dance, connecting audiences with artists in intimate settings.

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