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April 20, 2018

Preorder Kronos’ new album Clouded Yellow from Apple

Kronos’ performance of Michael Gordon’s “The Sad Park:” Part 4 was just added to the Kronos Quartet Essentials playlist curated by Apple Music. Listen now >

The track comes off our forthcoming album Clouded Yellow, which you can preorder on iTunes and Apple Music.

The album is out May 4 on Cantaloupe Music. Learn more >

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April 16, 2018

Countdown to Kronos Festival 2018

Just ten days until Kronos Festival 2018 kicks off at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26. We are already in rehearsals with festival artist-in-residence David Coulter and guests San Francisco Girls Chorus, Vân-Ánh Võ, CocoRosie, Zakir Hussain, Mahsa Vahdat, Trio Da Kali, and Jolie Holland. Tickets are going fast (opening night has already sold out!), so don’t wait to get your tickets. Learn more and reserve your seats >

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April 13, 2018

Tim Kilian (1946-2017) – An Appreciation

“I first met Tim Kilian in 1964 when we both attended Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Tim was a fabulous violinist, and he led the Kilian Quartet, which also included his sisters Mary (violin), Judy (viola), and Terri (cello).

“He was a little older than me and, from the first time we met, I instantly admired his energetic and beautiful playing. We were in the Seattle Youth Symphony together, and I remember that Tim was concertmaster and he played the Scheherazade solo perfectly. Tim eventually studied with the Fine Arts Quartet in Milwaukee and I lost track of him.

“The next thing I knew it was late summer of 1973. Cellist Walter Gray and I were looking for a violist and another violinist in order to start a group. I believe it was Walter who alerted me that Tim was now a violist. And what a wonderful violist he was. Along with Jim Shallenberger, the four of us started rehearsing daily (beginning with Webern’s Six Bagatelles, Bartok’s Third Quartet and Ken Benshoof’s ‘Odds and Ends’) and, within a few weeks, we had a name: Kronos Quartet.

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April 11, 2018

Kronos Festival 2018: Opening Night sold out

Thank you for your overwhelming support. The opening night of Kronos Festival 2018 on April 26 is now sold out. Tickets are still available to the following concerts at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco:

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018
Day 2
7:30 PM | Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests Trio Da Kali (from Mali) and Jolie Holland, plus a special appearance by Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts’ Dragon String Quartet
Tickets: $20-$65 / Reserved seating // Buy tickets >

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018
Day 3
7:30 PM | Robert N. Miner Auditorium
Kronos Quartet with David Coulter and guests San Francisco Girls Chorus and Vân-Ánh Võ (from Vietnam)
Tickets: $20-$65 / Reserved seating // Buy tickets >

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April 09, 2018

Kronos goes to the movies

Andrew Gilbert profiled Kronos’ two most recent film projects – Sam Green and Joe Bini’s A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet and Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson’s The Green Fog – in San Francisco Classical Voice. Read the article >

Concert Schedule

Jun28New York, New York92Y (92nd Street Y)
Jun29Katonah, New YorkSpanish Courtyard, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Jul5Lisbon, PortugalRuínas do Convento do Carmo
Jul7Trenčin, SlovakiaTrenčín Airport
Jul9Aachen, GermanyMusikbunker Aachen
Jul11Geneva, SwitzerlandScène Ella Fitzgerald, Parc de la Grange

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

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