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April 23, 2015

Yotam Haber’s “In Plaster” Receives World Premiere at the Center for New Music

Bay Area–based ensemble FIREBIRD debuts “The Plath Project” this Sunday, April 26, featuring works surrounding the poetry of Sylvia Plath. The group will perform the world premiere of In Plaster, a new piece by Yotam Haber, one of our 10 composers in this first year of Fifty for the Future. Written for soprano, clarinet, and piano, In Plaster musically transposes Plath’s poem of the same name into an illustration of two dueling personalities wrestling for Plath’s attention.

Learn more about the program and “The Plath Project” here.

February 12, 2015

Rhiannon Giddens on The Late Show with David Letterman

The incredible Rhiannon Giddens appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night! Rhiannon is one of the first 10 composers commissioned through Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project, and we can’t wait to perform with her again at Big Ears Festival next month.

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January 28, 2015

Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

The Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association is pleased to announce an exciting new commissioning initiative – Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Beginning in the 2015/16 season, Kronos’ Fifty for the Future will commission a collection of 50 new works – ten per year for five years – devoted to the most recent approaches to the string quartet, designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. The works will be commissioned from an eclectic group of composers – 25 men and 25 women – and the collection will represent the truly globe-spanning state of the art of the string quartet in the 21st century.

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