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Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts

Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts

: Set piece for the gala performance by Pendleton House, courtesy of the artists..

Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts

: Courtesy of Kronos Quartet.

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This Sunday is the day for the big bash, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts — starring Kronos Quartet.

Last year the performances at the Cornish College of the Arts gala, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts, brought the assembled supporters to their feet; this year looks to be no different. This year’s celebration on Sunday November 17, will feature the venerable Kronos Quartet, fresh from a 40th anniversary performance at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre. Calling San Francisco home the quartet — David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) — is known internationally for their daring work re-imagining the string quartet. They will be joined by an impressive array of student work, including a performance of Bach’s Suite No. 5 in C Minor, videos of art projects, a dance piece, Echad Mi Yodea by choreographer Ohad Naharin, and a performance of a musical theater piece, The 11 O’Clock Song from the play, Working. The gala raises money for scholarships to Cornish.

There are seats still available.

Laurie Anderson was scheduled to perform at this event. Sadly with the recent loss of her husband, Lou Reed, her appearance has been cancelled. We offer Laurie our deepest condolences.


For 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-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 50 recordings, collaborating with many of the world’s most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning more than 800 works and arrangements for string quartet. A Grammy winner, Kronos is also the only recipient of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize. With a staff of ten, the non-profit Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) manages all aspects of Kronos’ work, including the commissioning of new works, concert tours and home-season performances, and education programs.



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