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December 04, 2017

JUST ANNOUNCED! New album with Laurie Anderson to be released in February

We are thrilled to announce that Nonesuch Records​ will release Landfall, our collaborative album with the wonderful Laurie Anderson​, on February 16, 2018.
Pre-order the album now >

Watch the official music video for first single “We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language” on YouTube​ or listen on Spotify or Apple Music​.

Learn more about the album >

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November 28, 2017

Ladilikan: Best of 2017

Songlines’ magazine has selected Ladilikan, our joint album with Trio Da Kali, as one of their “Best Albums 2017.”

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November 17, 2017

Hewlett awards Kronos grant to support new work with Terence Blanchard and Nikky Finney

Kronos Performing Arts Association is honored to announce that we’re commissioning composer Terence Blanchard and poet Nikky Finney to create an evening-length work for string quartet, chorus and spoken word, entitled At War with Ourselves. Made possible by a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the project is a collaboration that will also Valérie Sainte-Agathe, who will assemble and direct the choir. The project will include workshops and artist residencies with San Francisco-based organizations Youth Speaks, 826 Valencia and Sunset Youth Services.

We are grateful to the Hewlett Foundation for their generosity. Learn more our Hewlett 50 Arts Commission >

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November 13, 2017

EXTENDED! Save 50% off 50 Kronos albums through 11/15!

UPDATED! Until 3:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, November 15, our complete Nonesuch Records catalog – CD, vinyl, MP3, FLAC & HD – is 50% off at store.nonesuch.com! Just enter promo code THANKS at checkout to get your discount.

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November 07, 2017

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

As of today, you can now study and learn to play new string quartets written by Laurie Anderson, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Karin Rehnqvist, Trey Spruance and Stephan Thelen. Scores and parts, recordings, and learning materials are now available on our website, free of charge. Listen to the works below:



This online release adds to previously published pieces by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Ken Benshoof, Raven Chacon, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Rhiannon Giddens, Yotam Haber, Joan Jeanrenaud, Garth Knox, Aleksander Kościów, Nicole Lizée, Kala Ramnath, Tanya Tagaq, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Aleksandra Vrebalov and Wu Man, bringing this learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartets to a total of 20 works. When completed, this collection will feature 50 new string quartets composed by an eclectic, international group of 25 female and 25 male composers. Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet and designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. Launched in 2015, the initial 15 scores of the initiative have been downloaded over 4,500 times in 60 countries and territories worldwide.

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Concert Schedule

Aug5Santa Cruz, CaliforniaSanta Cruz Civic Auditorium
Sep1Zakopane, PolandKościół Świętego Krzyża w Zakopanem
Sep4Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCampbell Hall
Sep6Turin, ItalyConservatorio Giuseppe Verdi
Sep7Milan, ItalyPiccolo Teatro Grassi
Sep9Ventspils, LatviaLielā zāle, Teātra nams “Jūras vārti”

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

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