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March 31, 2017

Celebrating 30 years of musical friendship

David Harrington, artistic director, founder, and violinist of Kronos Quartet, writes –

“Kronos is very happy to help celebrate Bob Hurwitz’s years of leadership at Nonesuch Records. On April 1 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, we perform in a large concert honoring his legacy that features many other Nonesuch musicians, including Caetano Veloso, k.d. lang and Natalie Merchant, to name a few.

“Bob has helped shape and encourage our world of music like no other person. Our Nonesuch recordings not only tell something of the story of Kronos’ interests and history, but also something of our relationship with Bob. His large vision for what music can be has inspired and continues to inspire our work. Bob introduced us to the music of Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Paredes and John Zorn. Thanks for more than 30 years of musical friendship Bob. You are the greatest!”

Since releasing Kronos Quartet’s self-titled album on Nonesuch in 1986, Bob has executive produced nearly 50 Kronos albums. Learn more about the concert and Bob >

March 29, 2017

A Spring Afternoon with Kronos benefitting Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

On Sunday, April 30th, from 3 to 6:00 p.m., Kronos will host an intimate afternoon filled with music and inspiration at a private home in Stanford, California, to benefit Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The musical program features Kronos Quartet and two Bay Area-based student ensembles – Dragon String Quartet from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School for the Arts and Claudius Quartet from Young Chamber Musicians – performing recent work commissioned by Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, including West Coast premieres of string quartets by Laurie Anderson and Rhiannon Giddens. After the outdoor concert, enjoy appetizers, drinks, and conversation with the artists, as well as special guests like Joan Jeanrenaud, former longtime Kronos cellist and Fifty for the Future composer, on the grounds of our hosts’ beautifully restored 1914 home.

Tickets are $250. All proceeds benefit Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, a major initiative of the San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association. Capacity is limited. Please RSVP by April 15, 2017. Contact Mason Dille, Development Manager 415.731.3533, email

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March 23, 2017

“Kronos Quartet: Making free music for the future”

This week, BBC World News America reported on Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Watch the story >

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March 21, 2017

The creative spirit will not be silenced

A special message from Janet Cowperthwaite, Managing Director of Kronos Performing Arts Association, the San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages all aspects of Kronos’ work:

“Today is Arts Advocacy Day in the United States. All of us at the Kronos Performing Arts Association join our colleagues here in San Francisco, in Washington DC, and across the nation to express our hope that the US Government continues to value the arts and access to the arts. The creative spirit will not be silenced by the strokes of pens. It is the audiences and communities that will suffer most if resources that support the arts are eliminated.”

Read more reactions from the San Francisco Bay Area arts communities to the proposed NEA and NEH cuts >

Learn what you can do to help try to #SaveTheNEA and #SaveTheNEH>

March 07, 2017

Livestream today’s NYC concert

Please tune in TODAY at 4:30 p.m. PST / 7:30 p.m. EST for the Livestream of our Ecstatic Music Festival concert at WNYC’s Greene Space in New York City. This performance will feature recent works from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Joining Kronos will be special guests haegeum virtuoso Soo Yeon Lyuh and student quartets from Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, a Fifty for the Future Legacy Partner.

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Concert Schedule

Oct25Portland, OregonArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Oct28Costa Mesa, CaliforniaSegerstrom Center for the Arts
Oct31Oakland, CaliforniaParamount Theatre
Nov4Federal Way, WashingtonFederal Way Performing Arts Center
Nov7San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
Nov19Tongyeong, South KoreaTongyeong Concert Hall

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

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