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May 03, 2016

UK Premieres & Special Guests

Since our last tour in the UK, we’ve gathered a bounty of new compositions and arrangements that we can’t wait to share. Kronos’ Fifty for the Future commissioning and education initiative makes its UK debut with Fodé Lassana Diabaté‘s Sunjata’s Time, Garth Knox‘s Satellites, and Aleksandra Vrebalov‘s My Desert, My Rose, each written for The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

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April 15, 2016

Fifty for the Future at Carnegie Hall

In concurrence with the first release of Fifty for the Future materials today, we’re concluding our weeklong intensive workshop at Carnegie Hall’s (Lead Partner) Weill Music Institute with a concert this evening, in which the three participating ensembles—the Argus, Friction, and Ligeti Quartets—perform the Fifty for Future pieces they’ve been working on with us all week, along with three movements from Terry Riley’s epic “Salome Dances for Peace.”

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April 13, 2016

John Schaefer and David Harrington Discuss Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

Our own David Harrington stopped by WNYC Studios this week to talk to John Schaefer about Kronos’ Fifty for the Future. In this episode of New Sounds, John and David discuss the upcoming web release of Fifty for the Future materials (scores and parts, recordings, composer interviews), the inspiration behind the initiative, the relationships Kronos has developed with each Fifty for the Future composer, and much more.

Listen to the conversation and hear the new Fifty for the Future recordings here.

April 11, 2016

Face the Music Takes On Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

We had the pleasure of returning to the Kaufman Center’s Face the Music (Fifty for the Future Legacy Partner) last Friday to coach eight young string quartets, ranging from elementary school to high school students, on a variety of pieces, including works written for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future. Nothing better than watching the next generation of string players take on our music!

April 09, 2016

Broadening Education with WPA’s Embassy Adoption Program

This past week, we spent a few days in Washington, DC visiting our friends at Washington Performing Arts (WPA)—one of our Fifty for the Future Legacy Partners—and performing for a group of fifth graders at the School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens.

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