Updates

January 25, 2017

Kronos’ Fifty for the Future — Year Three!

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) is thrilled to announce the 10 composers—five women and five men—who will be participating in Year Three of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project. Please welcome this eclectic group to the program as they join us in expanding the 21st-century string quartet repertoire for young players.

Islam Chispy (Egypt)
Aftab Darvishi (Iran/Netherlands)
Erin Gee (USA)
Zakir Hussain (India/USA)
Joan Jeanrenaud (USA)
Soo Yeon Lyuh (Korea/USA)
Tod Machover (USA)
Onutė Narbuaitė (Lithuania)
Yevgeniy Sharlat (Russia/USA)
Stephan Thelen (USA/Switzerland)

These ten composers will join the Year One and Year Two artists in creating new works, which Kronos will then premiere around the world. In addition, KPAA will provide companion materials for each piece, including scores, parts, recordings, videos, performance notes, and composer interviews, all of which will be distributed online and made available at no charge.

Read More

January 24, 2017

Students in Southern California take on Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

Kronos had an amazing time working with students from Arnold O. Beckman High School, Orange County School of the Arts, Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Chapman University on several pieces from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future.

Kronos Artistic Director and violinist David Harrington writes, “The students were so prepared, so flexible in their approaches to their instruments, so responsive to everything I said and their total concentration was inspiring. It was a great pleasure for me to hear them play Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Reqs!! I hope that they will perform Franghiz’s music soon and have a look at some of the other Fifty for the Future pieces as well.”

Read More

  • Partners

    An adventurous list of partners—including presenters, academic institutions, foundations and individuals—join forces to support this unprecedented project.

    Learn More

  • Donate

    Help support Kronos' Fifty for the Future as we commission 50 new works designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals.

    Donate Now

Stay up to date on all of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future news and materials!

Get Updates
loading