Kronos Quartet
Sam Green, narrator

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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This concert is part of the Chamber Music B and Kimmel Master Artists Series. You can also Build Your Own Subscription or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale September 8.

About This Performance

A Thousand Thoughts – A live documentary with the Kronos Quartet, written and directed by Sam Green and Joe Bini.

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini team up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery on screen to craft a vital record and exploration of late 20th- and early 21st-century music. As Green tells the story of the quartet, Kronos revisits its extensive body of work, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and many others.

Major support for this concert has been provided by Wavelength Productions and Anthony B. Creamer III

The Artist(s)

Kronos Quartet
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,… Read More
Sam Green
Sam Green, narrator
Sam Green is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. He received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from University of California, Berkeley, where he studied documentary filmmaking with the acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Green’s most recent projects are the “live documentaries” The Measure of All Things (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller with Yo La Tengo (2012),… Read More

Videos

"A Thousand Thoughts"
"Meet Kronos Quartet," directed by Sam Green
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR