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- April 21, 2017
The concert film and album Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s THIRD Live… And More has been released today by Concord Records and Bicycle Music Company. We are honored to have been part of this live tribute to Big Star, the short lived 1970s Memphis-based band who have had an outsized influence on modern American rock. One of the best things about this project has been getting to know and play with such an amazing group of musicians united by their love of these songs, including Big Star’s Jody Stephens, Chris Stamey of the dB’s, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Semisonic’s Dan Wilson, The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer, Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, and so many more.
- April 17, 2017
On Sunday, we performed live the soundtrack for the debut of The Green Fog for a packed, energetic Castro Theatre audience in San Francisco. The new film, directed by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, with score by Jacob Garchik, is a dreamy, irreverent visual collage fashioned from dozens of films shot or set in SF that creates a “parallel-universe version” of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. This project was specially commissioned by SFFILM and Stanford Live to close out the 60th anniversary of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Thanks also to our friends at Exploratorium, where we rehearsed for the world premiere.
- April 06, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Nonesuch Records will release our new album Folk Songs on June 9. The record features Nonesuch labelmates Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant each singing two traditional folk songs with arrangements by Jacob Garchik, Nico Muhly, Donnacha Dennehy, and Gabe Witcher (of the Punch Brothers). In addition, the album includes the instrumental “Last Kind Words” by Geeshie Wiley. This beautiful project began back in 2014, when we performed two special concerts with Sam, Olivia, Rhiannon, and Natalie to celebrate Nonesuch’s 50th anniversary at the Barbican Centre and BAM. We are so excited to get to share this project with you!
Preview “The Butcher’s Boy” with Natalie Merchant:
1. “Oh Where” (Traditional, arr. Nico Muhly) with Sam Amidon
2. “Rambling Boys of Pleasure” (Traditional, arr. Donnacha Dennehy) with Olivia Chaney
3. “The Butcher’s Boy” (Traditional, arr. Jacob Garchik) with Natalie Merchant
4. “Factory Girl” (Traditional/Rhiannon Giddens, arr. Gabriel Witcher) with Rhiannon Giddens
5. “Last Kind Words” (Geeshie Wiley, arr. Jacob Garchik)
6. “I See the Sign” (Traditional, arr. Nico Muhly) with Sam Amidon
7. “Montagne, que tu es haute” (Traditional, arr. Jacob Garchik) with Olivia Chaney
8. “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” (Traditional, arr. Jacob Garchik) with Natalie Merchant
9. “Lullaby” (Rhiannon Giddens, arr. Gabriel Witcher) with Rhiannon Giddens
- March 31, 2017
David Harrington, artistic director, founder, and violinist of Kronos Quartet, writes –
“Kronos is very happy to help celebrate Bob Hurwitz’s years of leadership at Nonesuch Records. On April 1 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, we perform in a large concert honoring his legacy that features many other Nonesuch musicians, including Caetano Veloso, k.d. lang and Natalie Merchant, to name a few.
“Bob has helped shape and encourage our world of music like no other person. Our Nonesuch recordings not only tell something of the story of Kronos’ interests and history, but also something of our relationship with Bob. His large vision for what music can be has inspired and continues to inspire our work. Bob introduced us to the music of Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Paredes and John Zorn. Thanks for more than 30 years of musical friendship Bob. You are the greatest!”
Since releasing Kronos Quartet’s self-titled album on Nonesuch in 1986, Bob has executive produced nearly 50 Kronos albums. Learn more about the concert and Bob >
- March 29, 2017
On Sunday, April 30th, from 3 to 6:00 p.m., Kronos will host an intimate afternoon filled with music and inspiration at a private home in Stanford, California, to benefit Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The musical program features Kronos Quartet and two Bay Area-based student ensembles – Dragon String Quartet from Ruth Asawa San Francisco School for the Arts and Claudius Quartet from Young Chamber Musicians – performing recent work commissioned by Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, including West Coast premieres of string quartets by Laurie Anderson and Rhiannon Giddens. After the outdoor concert, enjoy appetizers, drinks, and conversation with the artists, as well as special guests like Joan Jeanrenaud, former longtime Kronos cellist and Fifty for the Future composer, on the grounds of our hosts’ beautifully restored 1914 home.
Tickets are $250. All proceeds benefit Kronos’ Fifty for the Future, a major initiative of the San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit Kronos Performing Arts Association. Capacity is limited. Please RSVP by April 15, 2017. Contact Mason Dille, Development Manager 415.731.3533, email
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- April (3)
- Celebrating 30 years of musical friendship
- A Spring Afternoon with Kronos benefitting Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
- "Kronos Quartet: Making free music for the future"
- The creative spirit will not be silenced
- Livestream today's NYC concert
- Big (Star) News!
- Ecstatic to add second Ecstatic Music Festival concert!
- February (2)
- January (5)
- December (1)
- November (3)
- October (5)
- September (4)
- August (4)
- July (2)
- June (3)
- May (3)
- Kronos on BBC's Later… with Jools Holland
- Leeds Concert - SOLD OUT
- New "Big Star's Third" Date Added
- Fifty for the Future at Carnegie Hall
- John Schaefer and David Harrington Discuss Kronos’ Fifty for the Future
- Kronos on WQXR’s Music Album of the Week
- Broadening Education with WPA’s Embassy Adoption Program
- March (3)
- February (2)
- January (2)
- December (4)
- November (3)
- Apply now for a residency with Kronos, and perform at Carnegie Hall!
- David Harrington featured on the Talkhouse Music Podcast
- Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 at Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
- New Album "unlike anything...before" - Songlines
- Kronos Coast to Coast: My Lai, Black Angels, Dracula, and More
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