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December 11, 2014

David Harrington Remembers Mark Sokol

Mark Sokol, violinist and co-founder of the Concord Quartet and long time chair and member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s chamber music program, died two weeks ago. David Harrington remembers his friend and colleague from their early days playing music together in Seattle, Washington.

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December 05, 2014

A Message from Composer Mary Kouyoumdjian

It’s a very special thing to have the support of your community – to know there are people out there who believe in what you do and proudly stand behind your vision and work. It’s also an extraordinary thing to have that same support from amazing new music rock star heroes whose recordings you’ve grown up with and whose music has been a daily inspiration since you first held one of their albums. I feel incredibly fortunate to have such heroes the Kronos Quartet­ put their faith behind me and my creative journey.

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December 02, 2014

NEA Art Works Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today that the Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Organization is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Kronos will receive support for the commission and premiere of a new work exploring the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam in 1968. The piece, by composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Chessman, will feature Kronos, Rinde Eckert and Van Anh Vanessa Vo, and will premiere in Fall 2015. Everyone at Kronos is grateful for this support!

November 14, 2014

South America, here we come!

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be performing in Brazil & Ecuador in December!

We will return to Brazil for the first time in nearly 20 years for 4 performances in São Paulo (Dec 2-6). Kronos will be in residence at SESC Festival de Música de Câmara, where we’ll participate in master classes and other activities, as well as perform. Our concerts will feature works by Terry Riley, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Astor Piazzolla, Clint Mansell, and others.

Kronos will visit Quito, for the first time, for two performances featuring music of Philip Glass, Sahba Aminikia, Geeshie Wiley, and Michael Gordon (Dec 9-10).

Learn more & purchase tickets here.

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November 13, 2014

Big Ears Festival: 2015 Lineup

We’re thrilled to share the Big Ears Festival 2015 lineup! Kronos is Big Ears’ Artists-in-Residence, and throughout the festival, we’ll perform on our own and with other artists, including Laurie Anderson. Weekend passes are on sale now. Explore the 2015 artists and purchase tickets here.

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Concert Schedule

Jan18Berkeley, CaliforniaHertz Hall
Feb7Iowa City, IowaHancher Auditorium
Feb10Hanover, New HampshireSpaulding Auditorium
Feb12Chapel Hill, North CarolinaMemorial Hall
Feb21Irvine, CaliforniaIrvine Barclay Theatre
Mar5Blacksburg, VirginiaAnne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall

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

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