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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”

May 31, 2016

Trinity Laban honors Kronos

On May 11, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance gave an Honorary Fellowship to Kronos Quartet. All four members of the quartet – David Harrington, John Sherba, Hank Dutt and Sunny Yang – and Janet Cowperthwaite, managing director of Kronos Performing Arts Association, were deeply honored by the citation read by Dr. Claire Mera-Nelson, Director of Music at Trinity Laban, which included the following tribute:

“The Kronos Quartet’s significance extends far beyond the realms of classical chamber music, and for us at Trinity Laban, they provide an exceptional model of the vision, mission and values we aspire to exemplify. Their commitment to making a contribution to society – striving through music to inspire those who hear it to greater things – is truly inspirational. It is no exaggeration to say that thanks to their work, our conception of what a string quartet can be has changed radically, and for the better. It is for these reasons that Trinity Laban wishes today to honour Kronos Quartet with this Honorary Fellowship.”

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May 20, 2016

Watch Kronos Perform Live On May 25

The Royal Conservatory will livestream Kronos Quartet’s 21C Music Festival performance on Wednesday, May 25, at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. Click here for more details.

Kronos is thrilled to have Tanya Tagaq joining them on stage to perform the world premiere of her composition Snow Angel—Sivunittinni, which was commissioned for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future. Tagaq and the quartet will also perform Nunavut, the piece she wrote for Kronos in 2006. Canadian premieres by Mark Applebaum and Nicole Lizée, along with several pieces from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future repertoire will also be featured. See the full program here.

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May 03, 2016

UK Premieres & Special Guests

Since our last tour in the UK, we’ve gathered a bounty of new compositions and arrangements that we can’t wait to share when we hit seven venues in England and Scotland this May. Among the new works is a piece titled Seiche, which is a form of wave found in still water. Composer Martin Green, who is best known for performing with the alternative folk band Lau, will join Kronos on stage in London for the world premiere, as well as in Bristol and Edinburgh. He will play his new noise device, the “Kronososcillator,” developed especially for Seiche. Visit of our Concerts page to see our complete tour dates and locations.

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April 28, 2016

Kronos on BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland

While in the UK next month, Kronos will be making a stop at the BBC to shoot an episode for Later… with Jools Holland, where we’re thrilled to be performing alongside an extraordinary lineup including Corinne Bailey Rae, Bloc Party, Spring King, Basia Bulat, and Sir Elton John.

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Concert Schedule

Nov4Reykjavík, IcelandHarpa's Eldborg
Nov6 Vilnius, LithuaniaKongresų rūmai Vilniuje
Nov9Dijon, FranceOpéra de Dijon
Nov12Paris, FranceSalle de répétition 1
Nov13Paris, FranceSalle des concerts
Nov15Łódź, PolandTeatr Wielki w Łodzi

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


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