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July 28, 2017

Thank you WOSU Public Media!

A big thank you to WOSU Public Media for featuring Kronos’ Fifty for the Future as a way of keeping the arts accessible, calling the project “elegant in its simplicity.” We greatly appreciate their continued support, and are looking forward to visiting them and the rest of Columbus in January 2018 for the premiere of “A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet” at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

A quick note to our fans: WOSU’s Classical 101 is running an instrument drive. If you have an unplayed instrument at home taking up space in your closet or attic, please consider donating it to “Replay!” or your local public school music program.

July 19, 2017

Ladilikan: New Collaborative Album with Trio Da Kali

Yesterday, we announced our new collaborative album with Trio Da Kali called Ladilikan, due out September 15 on World Circuit Records. Trio Da Kali’s artistic director and balafon player is none other than Fodé Lassana Diabaté, one of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future Year 1 composers! Listen to and learn about the piece that he composed on balafon for string quartet here, and if you haven’t heard our first single with Trio Da Kali yet, check out “Eh Ya Ye” on Spotify or YouTube.

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July 11, 2017

Fifty for the Future on SiriusXM Symphony Hall’s “Living American”

Did you miss David Srebnik’s interview with Kronos’ artistic director, founder, and violinist David Harrington on SiriusXM Symphony Hall’s “Living American,” a weekly series devoted to living American composers, yesterday? You can catch it again on SiriusXM Radio Channel 76 (or stream online) on FRIDAY (July 14) at Midnight ET / 9PM PT, or Sunday (July 16) at 6PM ET / 3PM PT.

You’ll hear music composed for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future by Ken Benshoof, Wu Man, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Kala Ramnath, as well as a live version of Bryce Dessner’s Aheym, recorded in the SiriusXM Performance Theatre in Washington DC, “God Music” from George Crumb’s Black Angels, and “The Ecstasy” from Terry Riley’s Salome Dances for Peace.

June 26, 2017

Fifty for the Future on Classical KUSC

Two weeks ago, Kronos founder, violinist, and artistic director David Harrington spoke to Brian Lauritzen in Los Angeles at Classical KUSC about Kronos’ Fifty for the Future before a concert at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Listen to the interview here (after a brief excerpt at the beginning of the 30-minute episode, the conversation continues at 16:16).

To listen to and download the scores for the works featured in the story (as well as others), please visit our project website:

June 19, 2017

Taïga String Quartet plays Garth Knox’s Satellites!

Composer Garth Knox recently sent us this video of the Taïga String Quartet (Louise Gorm, Isabelle Bania, Alice Vaz, and Maria Edlund) performing “Dimensions,” the third movement of his Fifty for the Future string quartet Satellites. Check it out below!

To watch other groups perform music from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project, check out this YouTube playlist.


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