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January 14, 2013

Michael Hearst’s Songs For Unusual Creatures Video

The first installment of Michael Hearst’s Songs For Unusual Creatures premiered on Boing Boing! Watch the premiere, which features Kronos and the Aye-Aye, a type of lemur.

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December 18, 2012

A message from David Harrington, Founder & Artistic Director

After almost 40 years with Kronos, performing hundreds of new works commissioned by our non-profit organization, I’m used to the idea that how I feel about a piece of music will evolve over time.  But I was surprised and delighted when a recent performance of one of Kronos’ signature works, Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Pannonia Boundless, deepened not only my feelings for this wonderful piece, but my sense of and commitment to Kronos’ ongoing mission, here on the cusp of our fifth decade.

What surprised me most about that experience is that it wasn’t Kronos performing the piece. It was a quartet of teenagers: the Pannonia Quartet. That’s right—the young ensemble took its name from this piece, commissioned by Kronos, whose composer was herself a young student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music when I first met her back in 1995. The Pannonia Quartet approached the work in a very different way than Kronos—and it was absolutely right: inspired, vibrant, thrilling… and their own.

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December 04, 2012

From Dan Visconti, Recipient of the Kronos: Under 30 Project commission in 2005

I came home one day with an armful of scores fresh from the copy shop just as someone claiming to be Kronos Quartet founding violinist David Harrington was leaving a message on my answering machine.

Thinking of friends who might have been pulling my leg, I thought, Kronos couldn’t have really chosen me as their next Under 30 composer! The thought of being the next person chosen for Kronos’ commissioning & mentoring program for young artists seemed unreal. However, within minutes I had made contact with David and was beginning one of the most important artistic collaborations of my composing career.

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November 12, 2012

Kronos ‘Down Under’

We’re excited to announce our next trip to Australia & New Zealand! In addition to the Australian premiere tour of our new work with Laurie Anderson, we’ll be joined in some performances by guest artists including Bryce Dessner and Wu Man. See the full list of tour dates and programs here.

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November 09, 2012

Remembering Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter passed away earlier this week, just a month shy of his 104th birthday. Kronos is honored to have known him and to have worked with him several times during his long and inspiring career. David Harrington shares his experience.

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Concert Schedule

Sep12Thessaloniki, GreeceCourtyard, Moni Lazariston
Sep14Rotterdam, The NetherlandsDe Doelen - Jurriaanse Zaal
Sep16Krakow, PolandŁaźnia Nowa Theatre
Sep17Krakow, PolandŁaźnia Nowa Theatre
Sep18Krakow, PolandŁaźnia Nowa Theatre
Sep20Brooklyn, New YorkBAM Howard Gilman Opera House

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

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