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September 22, 2015

Concert Review: Kronos Quartet deliver a captivating performance with their Abu Dhabi debut

“Performing in Abu Dhabi for the first time, Kronos Quartet broke all these rules, and it was a singular joy to behold…one of the most commanding, compelling and contrasting evenings of music most in the audience will ever have experienced.” Read the full review of the premiere the first two Fifty for the Future commissions at the The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi.

September 21, 2015

Tanya Tagaq Wins Three BreakOut West Awards

Congratulations to Tanya Tagaq, one of our first 10 composers for Fifty for the Future, for her three wins last night at the BreakOut West Awards in Victoria, BC! In addition to performing at the awards ceremony, Tagaq was also awarded the Aboriginal Recording of the Year, Spiritual Recording of the Year, and World Recording of the Year, all for her latest album, Animism.

See a list of all the winners here.

September 15, 2015

Two World Premieres at The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi

Kronos makes its Gulf Region debut and premieres the first two Fifty for the Future commissions at the The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi, where the group is now in residence (Sept 10-17). Fodé Lassana Diabaté, a master balafon player and member of Mali’s Trio Da Kali, joins Kronos in Abu Dhabi for the world premiere of his work Sunjata’s Time. Longtime Kronos collaborator and pipa virtuoso Wu Man’s new Fifty for the Future piece Four Chinese Paintings also receives its world premiere this week.

September 10, 2015

Concert Preview: Notes of a new era as Kronos heads to Abu Dhabi

“It’s always of great interest to us to be in a society and a culture that we haven’t visited yet to find out more about how our music translates in a new place,” Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington told The National in advance of the group’s first visit to Abu Dhabi to premiere the first two Fifty for the Future commissions at the The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi. Read the full interview here.

July 10, 2015

Aga Khan Music Initiative Presents Kronos and Trio Da Kali at Montreux Jazz Festival

Fifty for the Future Legacy Partner Aga Khan Music Initiative has joined forces with the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland to present Kronos in concert with Mali’s Trio Da Kali for a musically adventurous collaboration. Longtime collaborators with Kronos, the trio includes Mamadou Kouyaté on bass ngoni, Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté on vocals, and Fodé Lassana Diabaté, one of our first-year Fifty for the Future composers, on the 22-key balafon. Together, their performance will bring a creative twist to the repertoires and performance styles of West African griots.

Read more about the upcoming performance here.

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