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September 15, 2015

Fall Tour Highlights and Premieres!

After summer tours which included performances at the Roskilde Festival, the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the Cabrillo Festival, and more, Kronos has now started its fall tour!

This season marks the premiere of the first ten works commissioned through Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Over the next five years, Kronos, Carnegie Hall and a group of adventurous partners will commission 50 new works (written by 25 men & 25 women) designed for students & emerging professionals. Scores, parts, recordings and other materials will be made available online at no charge, beginning in 2016.

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September 14, 2015

Two World Premieres at The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi

Kronos makes its Gulf Region debut and premieres the first two Fifty for the Future commissions at the The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi, where the group is now in residence (Sept 10-17). Fodé Lassana Diabaté, a master balafon player and member of Mali’s Trio Da Kali, joins Kronos in Abu Dhabi for the world premiere of his work Sunjata’s Time. Longtime Kronos collaborator and pipa virtuoso Wu Man’s new Fifty for the Future piece Four Chinese Paintings also receives its world premiere this week.

September 04, 2015

2015 ECHO Klassik Awards

Winners of the 2015 ECHO Klassik awards have been announced, and we’re honored to receive the “Classical Without Borders” award for our Nonesuch Records release A Thousand Thoughts. The album, released during our 40th anniversary year, features music from 14 different countries, including China, India, Sweden, and Vietnam. The awards ceremony takes place at Konzerthaus Berlin on October 18th.

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August 27, 2015

Big Ears Festival: 2015 In Review

Having the chance to be Artist-In-Residence at Big Ears Festival last March was a dream come true. It was such a treat to perform with Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley, Bryce Dessner, Wu Man, and so many of our friends, and this video brings back wonderful memories.

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July 24, 2015

“Inside the Kronos Quartet” - Emmy Nomination

We’re pleased to learn that the New York Times’ video feature Inside the Kronos Quartet has been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award in the “New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture” category! Watch it here.

Concert Schedule

Oct10Stanford, CaliforniaBing Concert Hall
Oct17Brooklyn, New YorkSt. Ann's Warehouse
Oct20New York, New YorkIntrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Oct29Los Angeles, CaliforniaTheatre at Ace Hotel
Oct30Los Angeles, CaliforniaTheatre at Ace Hotel
Oct31Los Angeles, CaliforniaTheatre at Ace Hotel

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


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