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June 21, 2017

Folk Songs: “as magnificent as you might expect”

We are grateful for the warm reception that our new album Folk Songs has received. Read a few review highlights below:

“As magnificent as you might expect… Folk and classical traditions can seldom have come together so gloriously”
Five (out of five) star review in Songlines

“A game-changer, Folk Songs deserves a genre Grammy.”
Five (out of five) star review in fRoots, which also named it ‘Album of the Month’

“What’s not to love here? … The charm of this is absolute.”
Four (out of four) star review in The Buffalo News

“A smart and emotionally effective exploration of the folk tradition that respects musical history without being chained to it.”
Four (out of five) star review on AllMusic

There was also a wonderful feature in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald:

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June 14, 2017

Kronos receives NEA support to distribute free string quartets

Kronos Performing Arts Association and Kronos Quartet are honored to announce that we have received an Art Works’ Media Arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our ongoing efforts to provide open access to contemporary string quartet scores and parts, recordings, and other instructional and study materials, online and free of charge through Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

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June 09, 2017

Kronos’ “Folk Songs” out now!

Nonesuch Records has released Folk Songs today. Our new album features labelmates Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant singing traditional folk songs with arrangements by Jacob Garchik, Nico Muhly, Donnacha Dennehy, Gabe Witcher (of the Punch Brothers), and the singers themselves. The studio full-length also includes an instrumental arrangement of “Last Kind Words” by Geeshie Wiley. Folk Songs is available for purchase as an LP or CD through the Nonesuch Store, Amazon, or your favorite independent record store; for digital download via Nonesuch, iTunes, and Google Music; and for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. Learn more >

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June 08, 2017

Kronos on National Geographic’s “Year Million”

Last night, Kronos appeared on National Geographic Channel’s Year Million, a six-part documentary-drama series that explores what it will be like to be human one million years into the future. The fourth episode “Mind Meld” included excerpts of our performance from visual artist Trevor Paglen’s “Sight Machine.” Watch it now >

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June 02, 2017

Kronos covers Adele (and Dan)

We are very excited to announce that songwriter Dan Wilson has a new solo release called Re-Covered, and that we got to record the achingly beautiful “Someone Like You” with him for the album. Listen below:

 

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Concert Schedule

Jan17Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaRebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Jan19New York, New YorkZankel Hall
Jan20Purchase, New YorkThe PepsiCo Theatre
Jan25Columbus, OhioMershon Auditorium
Feb2San Francisco, CaliforniaHerbst Theater
Feb5New York, New YorkMerkin Concert Hall

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

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