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January 25, 2017

Kronos’ Fifty for the Future — Year Three!

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) is thrilled to announce the 10 composers—five women and five men—who will be participating in Year Three of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project. Please welcome this eclectic group to the program as they join us in expanding the 21st-century string quartet repertoire for young players.

Islam Chispy (Egypt)
Aftab Darvishi (Iran/Netherlands)
Erin Gee (USA)
Zakir Hussain (India/USA)
Joan Jeanrenaud (USA)
Soo Yeon Lyuh (Korea/USA)
Tod Machover (USA)
Onutė Narbuaitė (Lithuania)
Yevgeniy Sharlat (Russia/USA)
Stephan Thelen (USA/Switzerland)

These ten composers will join the Year One and Year Two artists in creating new works, which Kronos will then premiere around the world. In addition, KPAA will provide companion materials for each piece, including scores, parts, recordings, videos, performance notes, and composer interviews, all of which will be distributed online and made available at no charge.

We welcome the following institutions as they join the growing list of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future Commissioning Partners:

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanford Live
Symphony Nova Scotia
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Wyatt Artist in Residence Series, Mount Royal University Conservatory

We are very grateful for the support of the following funders and individuals who help make the program possible:

The National Endowment for the Arts/Art Works
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
EACH Foundation
Stanford University Libraries

Andrea Abernethy Lunsford
Anonymous
David and Evelyne Lennette
Peggy Dorfman and the Ralph I. Dorfman Family Fund
Sara Sackner and Andrew Behar
Robert E. Gordon
Alice Wingwall
Carol Yaple and Richard Klasa

For the full list of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future partners and supporters, click here.

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