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January 15, 2016

Kronos to Lead Workshop at University of Washington

Kronos is set to lead a workshop at the University of Washington in February 2016, featuring pieces by Kronos’ Fifty for the Future year-one composers Garth Knox and Ken Benshoof, who not only graduated from University of Washington’s School of Music in 1958, but who also joined their faculty as an associate professor of composition until 1992. Since then, Benshoof has stayed on as composer and professor emeritus at UW.

The free workshop will take place Tuesday, February 23 at 3:00 PM in UW’s Brechemin Auditorium. Learn more about the event here.

December 17, 2015

VSO Announces New Music Festival 2016 featuring Kronos Quartet!

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a partner in Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project, announced its 3rd annual New Music Festival today, set to take place over four days (February 25–28) at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Dedicated to showcasing works by contemporary composers, this year’s festival welcomes Kronos Quartet as featured artist, as the group performs in both a solo concert and a concert with the orchestra. Buy festival tickets here.

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December 14, 2015

Longtime Friend and Collaborator Jacob Garchik Featured on NPR Music

This past weekend, NPR Music featured Kronos’ good friend, collaborator, and Fifty for the Future arranger Jacob Garchik on their latest installment of Weekend Edition Sunday.

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December 09, 2015

KPAA Receives NEA Art Works Grant for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

Kronos Performing Arts Association is honored to receive a $40,000 Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of year one of Kronos’ education program, Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

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December 01, 2015

Kronos on tour in the UK in May!

Kronos has announced its first UK tour for several years in May. The group will perform in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, and other locations with a program that includes Terry Riley’s One Earth, One People, One Love; the world premiere of a new piece by Martin Green of Lau; works by Laurie Anderson and Komitas; and arrangements including The Who’s Baba O’Riley.

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