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December 30, 2011

Awakenings: A Kronos Quartet Residency

In January, Kronos heads to the Barbican for Awakenings, an unprecedented week-long residency in London. Awakenings includes three concerts in three different venues, the world premiere of a new work by Valentin Silvestrov, collaborations with two London choirs (Trinity Laban Chamber Choir and the New London Children’s Choir), and a series of creative learning events with young musicians and the public.

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December 15, 2011

Help us launch Kronos: Under 30 Project / #5!

Your support via our Kickstarter project will help us select, commission, rehearse, premiere, and record a new work from a young composer. We’ve got some cool ways to say thanks too: everything from backstage pass, Kronos stickers and pins, or a postcard from Kronos on the road!

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November 16, 2011

Nonesuch Releases Kronos Quartet’s Music of Vladimir Martynov on January 10

We’re pleased to announce that Nonesuch Records releases Kronos Quartet’s Music of Vladimir Martynov on January 10, 2012. The album includes three works written or rescored for Kronos by the contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martynov: The Beatitudes (1998, rescored for Kronos, 2006), Schubert–Quintet (Unfinished) (2009), and Der Abschied (2006). Kronos’ artistic director and founder David Harrington says Martynov’s music “straddles various points of musical history and time; the music seems to me to reflect and absorb humanity in such a beautiful way.” Music of Vladimir Martynov is available for pre-order now on Kronos’ website, including an option to purchase a copy signed by Kronos and former Kronos cellist of 20 years Joan Jeanrenaud, who joins the quartet for Schubert–Quintet (Unfinished). Unsigned copies are also available for preorder at Nonesuch Records.

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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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Concert Schedule

Jan18Berkeley, CaliforniaHertz Hall
Feb7Iowa City, IowaHancher Auditorium
Feb10Hanover, New HampshireSpaulding Auditorium
Feb12Chapel Hill, North CarolinaMemorial Hall
Feb21Irvine, CaliforniaIrvine Barclay Theatre
Mar5Blacksburg, VirginiaAnne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall

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


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