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November 16, 2016

Share your Fifty for the Future videos with us!

Have you learned to play any of the string quartets from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future yet? Please share your videos with us!

For inspiration, check out some of the videos our Lead Partner Carnegie Hall has posted of the Ligeti, Argus, and Friction Quartets’ culminating performance of the Kronos Quartet Workshop presented by the Weill Music Institute last April. Here they are playing Garth Knox’s Satellites, Fodé Lassana Diabaté‘s Sunjata’s Time, and Wu Man’s Four Chinese Paintings.

November 07, 2016

JUST ANNOUNCED! Ecstatic Music Festival

It has recently been announced that Kronos will join Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR in NYC on Tue, Mar 7, at 7:30pm as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. This special concert will highlight works composed for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, and will feature us performing alongside string quartets from Face the Music, the country’s only youth ensemble dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers.

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November 02, 2016

Thalea String Quartet to Perform Fifty for the Future Works

We are so excited that Thalea String Quartet will join us for our KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017! On Day 3 of our Festival, they will perform an intimate concert of Fifty for the Future works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Garth Knox, and Wu Man. Thalea, the first-ever quartet in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will also perform Terry Riley’s “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” which was the first piece that the composer wrote for Kronos back in 1981, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw‘s “Entr’acte.”

Find out more about the program here, and purchase tickets here.

October 31, 2016

Kronos’ Fifty for the Future featured in Strings magazine

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the magazine that covers classical and new music around the world, the December issue of Strings spotlights Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire as its cover feature. Read the article >

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October 07, 2016

AVAILABLE NOW! Five new string quartets from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

As of today, you can now learn to play new string quartets written by Ken Benshoof, Nicole Lizée, Kala Ramnath, Tanya Tagaq, and Merlijn Twaalfhoven! Scores and parts, recordings, and additional learning materials are now available on our website, free of charge.

Commissioned for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, these join previously released works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Garth Knox, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Wu Man. When completed in 2020, this collection will feature 50 new works composed by an eclectic, international group of 25 female and 25 male composers. Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet and designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals.

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