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March 03, 2017

Big (Star) News!

Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live … and More, a live album and concert film paying tribute to one of the most influential American classic rock bands – Big Star, will be released on April 21 in a number of formats, including a 90-minute concert film on Blu-ray or DVD, a two-CD live album, and a concert-film/live-album set. The concert film will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 16.



Preorder “Thank You, Friends” today:
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March 01, 2017

Ecstatic to add second Ecstatic Music Festival concert!

Having sold out our first Ecstatic Music Festival show at WNYC’s Greene Space in New York City on Tuesday, March 7 (7:30 p.m.), we have just added a second performance at 9:30 p.m. that evening, featuring additional new selections from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Learn more and buy tickets >

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February 16, 2017

Kronos returns to SF International Film Festival for collaboration with Guy Maddin

On April 16, Kronos helps close the San Francisco Film Society’s 60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival with a live performance of composer Jacob Garchik’s score for “The Green Fog – A San Francisco Fantasia,” a new visual collage created specifically for the festival by award-winning filmmaker Guy Maddin.

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February 01, 2017

“Finding the beauty inside the appalling”

“Originally assembled to perform George Crumb’s caustic antiwar opus “Black Angels” in 1973, Kronos Quartet has spent some four decades on the cutting edge of new music, forging a vast international network of collaborators. But the San Francisco string quartet’s global vision has rarely seemed as timely and urgent as the Kronos Festival 2017: Here and Now.”

Read the complete San Francisco Chronicle feature >

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January 25, 2017

Kronos’ Fifty for the Future — Year Three!

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

Islam Chispy (Egypt)
Aftab Darvishi (Iran/Netherlands)
Erin Gee (USA)
Zakir Hussain (India/USA)
Joan Jeanrenaud (USA)
Soo Yeon Lyuh (Korea/USA)
Tod Machover (USA)
Onutė Narbuaitė (Lithuania)
Yevgeniy Sharlat (Russia/USA)
Stephan Thelen (USA/Switzerland)

These ten composers will join the Year One and Year Two artists in creating new works, which Kronos will then premiere around the world. In addition, KPAA will provide companion materials for each piece, including scores, parts, recordings, videos, performance notes, and composer interviews, all of which will be distributed online and made available at no charge.

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Concert Schedule

Oct25Portland, OregonArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Oct28Costa Mesa, CaliforniaSegerstrom Center for the Arts
Oct31Oakland, CaliforniaParamount Theatre
Nov4Federal Way, WashingtonFederal Way Performing Arts Center
Nov7San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
Nov19Tongyeong, South KoreaTongyeong Concert Hall

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

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