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March 07, 2017

Livestream today’s NYC concert

Please tune in TODAY at 4:30 p.m. PST / 7:30 p.m. EST for the Livestream of our Ecstatic Music Festival concert at WNYC’s Greene Space in New York City. This performance will feature recent works from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Joining Kronos will be special guests haegeum virtuoso Soo Yeon Lyuh (Fifty for the Future Year 3 composer) and student quartets from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, a Fifty for the Future Legacy Partner.

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February 27, 2017

World Premiere of Nicole Lizée’s “Black MIDI” at New Creations Festival

Kronos is excited to be performing the world premiere of Nicole Lizée’s Black MIDI with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) (Fifty for the Future Commissioning Partner) next Saturday, March 11 as part of the TSO’s New Creations Festival. A Fifty for the Future composer and frequent collaborator, Lizée has written a new piece for string quartet and orchestra that explores what Black MIDI could be. The piece tells a story of “how what begins as artificially imposed MIDI commands can then spur the imagination and cross into the analog or human world.”

To learn more about the program, click here.

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