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May 05, 2017

AVAILABLE NOW! Five new string quartets from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

As of today, you can now study and learn to play new string quartets written by Raven Chacon, Rhiannon Giddens, Yotam Haber, Joan Jeanrenaud, and Aleksander Kościów! Scores and parts, recordings, and learning materials are now available on our website, free of charge.

Commissioned for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, these new pieces join ten previously released works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Ken Benshoof, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Garth Knox, Nicole Lizée, Kala Ramnath, Tanya Tagaq, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Wu Man. When completed, this collection will feature 50 new works composed by an eclectic, international group of 25 female and 25 male composers, and designed expressly for the training of student quartets and emerging professionals.

The Kronos Performing Arts Association and Kronos Quartet would like to express deep gratitude to our Lead Partner Carnegie Hall, as well as our legacy and commissioning partners Aga Khan Music Initiative, The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi, Cal Performances / University of California, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Cornish College of the Arts, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Holland Festival, Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase, ProQuartet, Serious / Barbican, Texas Performing Arts Association at the University of Texas at Austin, Washington Performing Arts, 21C Music Festival at The Royal Conservatory of Music, 21st-Century Musician Initiative, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, DePauw University, Esterhazy Foundation, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Seattle Theatre Group, Stanford Live, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thy Centre for Musical Arts, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Wyatt Artist in Residence Series, Mount Royal University Conservatory.

Kronos’ Fifty for the Future has received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, EACH Foundation, Stanford University Libraries, and Tin Man Fund. The initiative has also received generous contributions from Peggy Dorfman & the Ralph I. Dorfman Family Fund, Fariba Ghaffari, Robert E. Gordon, David & Evelyne Lennette, Andrea Abernethy Lunsford, Ann Ramsay-Jenkins & the William M. Jenkins Advised Fund at Seattle Foundation, Marjorie Randolph, Sara Sackner & Andrew Behar, Alice Wingwall, and Carol Yaple & Richard Klasa.

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