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March 20, 2013

Malta Arts Festival Residency

The Malta Arts Festival is proud to present a three-day residency with Kronos Quartet for string quartets between June 30th and July 2nd, 2013. The residency is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s most influential contemporary music ensembles who for the past 40 years have been committed to expanded the limits of the string quartet through a ‘spirit of fearless exploration’. Chosen applicants will be coached by Kronos quartet members David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Jungin Yang (cello).

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February 28, 2013

Kronos Quartet Welcomes New Cellist, Sunny Jungin Yang

The Kronos Performing Arts Association announced today that the Kronos Quartet will welcome a new cellist, Sunny Jungin Yang, to the ensemble this June. Yang will succeed Jeffrey Zeigler, who has performed with the quartet for the past eight seasons and will step down from the group this May.

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February 19, 2013

Kronos: Listen Local @ YBCA

Kronos Quartet’s three-year residency at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts draws to a close with two performances this week on Feb. 21 & 22. Kronos: Listen Local highlights the vibrant creative voices of composers here in our home town - Pamela Z, Nathaniel Stookey, Dan Becker, and Stephen Prutsman.

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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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Concert Schedule

Mar5Blacksburg, VirginiaAnne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall
Mar7New York, New YorkZankel Hall
Mar10Urbana, IllinoisTryon Festival Theatre
Mar14Madison, WisconsinUnion Theater
Mar17Chicago, IllinoisHarris Theater for Music and Dance
Mar19Richmond, KentuckyEKU Center for the Arts

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

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