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Kronos Quartet

When: Sat., April 10, 8 p.m. 2010

The four members of Kronos Quartet are the rock stars of the classical music universe, which isn't to say that the long-standing San Francisco group is more obsessed with image and lifestyle than artistic excellence. Rather, their work remains vital and vibrant, the sort of stuff that—even when it comes out of the academy—feels both charged and capable of speaking to a wide audience. So, while they've tackled Sigur Ros and Hendrix's take on "The Star-Spangled Banner" and collaborated with the Dave Matthews Band, they've been conduits or translators for some of the world's best music: Steve Reich has written regularly for the group, as has Terry Riley. They've interpreted jazz bender Thelonious Monk, Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and intricate arranger Philip Glass. And that's just to touch the surface. Tonight, they premiere a String Quartet No. 1 by Maria Schneider, a piece commissioned by Duke University. Works by Riley, John Zorn, Ramallah Underground and more fill the rest of the program. Pay $5–$42 at 8 p.m. —Grayson Currin

Price: $22-42

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