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September 13, 2017

The first reviews of Ladilikan, our forthcoming album with Trio Da Kali, are in…

EDITOR’S PICK “A bold fusion of the musical traditions from the West and those of Africa: Western tempered scale instruments blend seamlessly with traditional African instruments, creating a wonderful musical hybrid that is engaging, fascinating and irresistible… If it is true that music crosses all boundaries and connects all of us with our common humanity, regardless of the usual divisions, then Ladilikan shines brightly as a wonderful example of putting that idea into practice. Perhaps collaborations like this can, in their own small way, show the road ahead for all of us.” – Folk Radio UK

Spellbinding… This encounter with three outstanding Malian musicians dazzles; and Nick Gold’s production has a winning vibrancy.” – The Guardian

Delightful… makes a repertoire of music that is centuries old sound vital and new; unlike anything you may have heard before” – The Economist’s 1843 Magazine

Entrancing… Trio Da Kali and the Kronos Quartet feel like a match made in heaven: musical soulmates. It’s a melodic, fairytale union, and Ladilikan is a sweet, soulful album… This is intercontinental hybridization at its most enchanting, an enjoyable cross-genre exploration filled with heart, harmony, and a vital energy that takes old traditions and makes them into something wonderful and new.” – PopMatters

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September 01, 2017

Sea Prayer: A 360 film written by Khaled Hosseini

Kronos is honored to have contributed to The Guardian‘s “Sea Prayer,” an animated virtual reality film inspired by Alan Kurdi. Watch it now >

Award-winning novelist Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns) commemorates the second anniversary of the three-year-old Syrian refugee’s death with an imagined monologue delivered by a father to his sleeping son on the night before their potentially fatal sea crossing to Europe. He reflects on life in Syria before the war – and on their unknown future.

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August 30, 2017

Save 50% off Kronos’ Nonesuch Records catalog TODAY ONLY

Here in foggy San Francisco, we nearly forgot that summer is almost over! Nonesuch Records is celebrating the season before it goes with a 24-hour flash sale! Excluding pre-orders, everything in the Nonesuch Store – CDs, LPs, DVDs, HD, FLAC, MP3s, merchandise – is 50% off until 10 AM PT / 1PM ET tomorrow,Thursday, August 31. This includes Kronos’ newest release Folk Songs and recent vinyl re-releases of Pieces of Africa and Requiem for a Dream, among 48 other recordings. Enter promo code SUMMER at checkout. Go to the Nonesuch store >

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August 25, 2017

“Gripping” My Lai coming to Singapore, NYC, Berkeley, LA & Iowa City

This season, Kronos is proud to be touring Jonathan Berger and Harriet Scott Chessman’s My Lai: A monodrama for tenor, string quartet, and Vietnamese instruments with Rinde Eckert and Vân-Ánh Võ. The intimate, evening-length character study of the My Lai massacre whistleblower Hugh Thompson has been praised as “hauntingly beautiful” by the San Francisco Chronicle, “absorbing” and “eloquent” by the Chicago Tribune, and “gripping” by the San Francisco Classical Voice. Tickets are now on sale for the performances below:

Singapore // Aug 31–Sep 1 // Singapore International Festival of Arts
Brooklyn // Sep 27–Sep 30 // BAM | 2017 Next Wave Festival
Northern California // Mar 4 // Cal Performances at University of California, Berkeley
Southern California // Mar 9 // Center for the Art of the Performance at UCLA
Iowa City // Mar 21 // Hancher at The University of Iowa

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August 24, 2017

Announcing 2017/18 concert dates

This season, Kronos will travel to Singapore, South Korea, Abu Dhabi, and throughout the United States and Canada, as well as perform multiple shows in and around the quartet’s hometown San Francisco. See below (you may need to click “Read More”) for a preview of concerts coming up this autumn.

For complete details of all of Kronos’ upcoming engagements, visit our Concerts page.

Please note that more events in 2017 and 2018 are still to be announced. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date.

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Concert Schedule

Mar21Iowa City, IowaThe Auditorium, Hadley Stage
Apr6Stanford, CaliforniaBing Concert Hall
Apr10San Francisco, CaliforniaCastro Theatre
Apr15Middletown, ConnecticutCrowell Concert Hall
Apr19Washington, D.CLisner Auditorium at The George Washington University
Apr21Santa Fe, New MexicoThe Lensic Performing Arts Center

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


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