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July 18, 2016

Steve Reich’s San Francisco birthday celebration on sale today

Tickets went on sale today for “Steve Reich: An American Maverick,” an all-star 80th birthday celebration for composer Steve Reich. Taking place on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, the concert will include us playing Reich’s stirring “WTC 9/11.” Hosted by Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring Eighth Blackbird, guitarist Derek Johnson, members of the San Francisco Symphony, and students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the evening will also include performances of Reich’s Six Marimbas, Electric Counterpoint, and Double Sextet. Buy tickets now >.

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July 15, 2016

Kronos remembers Pelle

This week we pay tribute to Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen. The Danish composer passed late last month. From the first moment encountering his music and his refreshing personality, we have all felt energized, encouraged, and refueled by his sonic explorations and the generous force of his imagination. The world has lost a rare person, one who embodied the sacred fire of creativity. We miss Pelle immensely. Click below to read the full statement from artistic director David Harrington and the quartet.

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June 15, 2016

Summer residency at the birthplace of the string quartet

The Esterhazy Foundation has invited Kronos Quartet to develop a summer residency for string quartets from August 22 to 24, 2016, at the Schloss Esterházy – the birthplace of the string quartet – in Eisenstadt, Austria. Quartets are invited to apply to participate in this unique learning experience at the castle where Joseph Haydn lived and worked for over 30 years by the deadline JUNE 28.

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June 14, 2016

Please donate $50 for Fifty for the Future

Help us give free access to string quartet music scores, and teach everyone how to play them. Please consider supporting our new education initiative Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire before June 30, with a gift of $50 – one dollar for each new work created. Any amount helps – we’re a nonprofit organization with the mission to continually reimagine the string quartet experience.



Thank you for supporting our work!

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June 06, 2016

NPR’s Weekend Edition features Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

On Saturday, June 4, NPR’s Weekend Edition aired a story on Kronos’ Fifty for the Future education initiative, featuring interviews with our artistic director David Harrington, composers Garth Knox and Wu Man, and Friction Quartet’s Taija Warbelow, a violist we coached at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Click here to listen to “Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It”

Concert Schedule

Jul30San Francisco, CaliforniaPresidio Officers' Club
Aug19Bratislava, SlovakiaVeľký Evanjelický Kostol
Aug20Pollença, MallorcaCloister of Santo Domingo Convent
Aug25Eisenstadt, AustriaHaydn Hall, Esterházy Palace

Kronos tours often! View all of our venues and dates.

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