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March 10, 2016

David Bowie Tribute at Radio City Music Hall

For the 12th concert in Michael Dorf’s “Music of” series, Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall each host a night of The Music of David Bowie, which will raise funds for music education programs serving underprivileged kids. Kronos is honored to be part of the April 1 lineup at Radio City, where the group will share the stage with Jherek Bischoff, Amanda Palmer, and Anna Calvi, along with dozens of other artists who all come together to perform the songbook and celebrate the legacy of the late David Bowie. Learn more about the lineup and the beneficiaries here.

March 08, 2016

Requiem for a Dream Vinyl Release

In honor of Record Store Day (April 16, 2016)—the international celebration of brick-and-mortar record retailers—Nonesuch Records will reissue, for the first time on vinyl, one of Kronos’ best-selling recordings. Released in 2000, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream features Kronos in Clint Mansell’s original soundtrack, which has since become a well-loved classic in the group’s catalog.

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February 18, 2016

Fifty for the Future — Year Two!

With the new year comes a new batch of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future composers and partners!

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

Laurie Anderson (USA)
Raven Chacon (Navajo Nation/USA)
Guillermo Galindo (Mexico/USA)
Philip Glass (USA)
Aleksander Kościów (Poland)
Nicole Lizée (Canada)
Anna Meredith (United Kingdom)
Kala Ramnath (India/USA)
Karin Rehnqvist (Sweden)
Trey Spruance (USA)

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February 09, 2016

Kronos Residency at Holland Festival 2016

The Holland Festival announced its 2016 season this week, and we’re pleased to share that Kronos will be joining the lineup as artists-in-residence for one week!

Featuring Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project, the residency will include a concert, where the group will perform many new works and a world premiere; a Listening Party with David Harrington, in which David shares some of his favorite recordings and anecdotes; and “Kronossessions,” a day of public coachings of string quartets from the Netherlands String Quartet Academy, followed by a talkshow and Q&A with Kronos and Kronos’ managing director, Janet Cowperthwaite.

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January 21, 2016

Kronos Festival 2016: Explorer Series - New Special Guests Added!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of the incredible Homayun Sakhi Trio to our festival program! Consisting of virtuosic musicians Homayun Sakhi (Afghan rubâb), Salar Nader (tabla), and Abbos Kosimov (doyra), the Trio will join Kronos on Saturday evening, February 6, to perform Sakhi’s Rangin Kaman (Rainbow), which he composed for Kronos and his trio in 2008.

Due to a wrist injury, artist-in-residence Wu Man will not perform in this year’s festival. Wu Man will make a full recovery very soon, and we are pleased to announce that she will be with us throughout the festival as our guest of honor.

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Concert Schedule

May25Toronto, CanadaKoerner Hall
Jun8San Francisco Listening PartyPresidio Officers' Club
Jun12Nicasio, CaliforniaRancho Nicasio Restaurant and Bar
Jun23Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMuziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Jun25Amsterdam, The NetherlandsHet Concertgebouw
Jun28Krakow, PolandSynagoga Tempel

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

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