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November 03, 2011

Premiere: Douglas Quin’s “Polar Suite” with K-Bow

On November 9, Kronos premieres Douglas Quin’s Polar Suite, the first string quartet composed for and performed with K-Bow, a Bluetooth Sensor Bow designed by Berkeley based Keith McMillen Instruments. The work premieres at Setnor Auditorium at Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts on November 9, 2011 at 8 pm, as part of Kronos’ weeklong residency.

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September 20, 2011

Steve Reich - WTC 9/11 Out Now

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich’s album WTC 9/11 is out now on Nonesuch Records. The title work was commissioned for and recorded by the Kronos Quartet. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians. The album is available digitally on our website, including the bonus track Tusen Tankar (listen here). CDs - which include a DVD with a live performance of Reich’s Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion - are available from Nonesuch and Amazon.

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September 08, 2011

Polar Music Prize 2011 Speech

Kronos Quartet received the Polar Music Prize in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall last week. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden handed out the awards to Kronos and their fellow laureate, Patti Smith. Read the full text of David Harrington’s acceptance speech at Nonesuch’s website.

September 06, 2011

Polar Music Prize 2011 Ceremony

On August 30, Kronos Quartet received the Polar Music Prize, an international music prize which is awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements. The 2011 Polar Prize ceremony took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, where King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden presented the awards to Kronos and Patti Smith, this year’s co-laureate. Previous laureates include Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and Ravi Shankar, as well as Kronos collaborators Steve Reich, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Sofia Gubaidulina.

Watch the full ceremony after the jump.

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July 20, 2011

New Tour Dates Announced!

Kronos is on the road this summer and fall! Take a look at the full tour schedule to see if there is a concert near you.

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Concert Schedule

Oct5Stanford, CaliforniaBing Concert Hall
Oct8Boulder, ColoradoMacky Auditorium
Oct11Columbus, OhioWexner Center
Oct14Austin, TexasBass Concert Hall
Oct18Liberty, MissouriKauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Oct25College Park, MarylandKay Theatre

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

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