For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining
For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 60 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet.
This season, we are so excited to present the Portland debut of A Thousand Thoughts, a “live documentary” film that chronologically unfolds the Kronos Quartet’s multi-decade career. Academy award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and Emmy award-winner Joe Bini have teamed up with Kronos Quartet for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, and more. Learn more about A Thousand Thoughts by clicking on their official website here.
“A Thousand Thoughts was easily the [Sundance] festival’s most mind-blowing experience.” Newsweek
“Watching it was the most joyous experience you could have at Sundance this year.” Slate
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm PST
Kridel Ballroom, Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205