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February 28, 2013

Kronos Quartet Welcomes New Cellist, Sunny Jungin Yang

The Kronos Performing Arts Association announced today that the Kronos Quartet will welcome a new cellist, Sunny Jungin Yang, to the ensemble this June. Yang will succeed Jeffrey Zeigler, who has performed with the quartet for the past eight seasons and will step down from the group this May.

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February 19, 2013

Kronos: Listen Local @ YBCA

Kronos Quartet’s three-year residency at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts draws to a close with two performances this week on Feb. 21 & 22. Kronos: Listen Local highlights the vibrant creative voices of composers here in our home town - Pamela Z, Nathaniel Stookey, Dan Becker, and Stephen Prutsman.

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January 14, 2013

Michael Hearst’s Songs For Unusual Creatures Video

The first installment of Michael Hearst’s Songs For Unusual Creatures premiered on Boing Boing! Watch the premiere, which features Kronos and the Aye-Aye, a type of lemur.

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December 18, 2012

A message from David Harrington, Founder & Artistic Director

After almost 40 years with Kronos, performing hundreds of new works commissioned by our non-profit organization, I’m used to the idea that how I feel about a piece of music will evolve over time.  But I was surprised and delighted when a recent performance of one of Kronos’ signature works, Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Pannonia Boundless, deepened not only my feelings for this wonderful piece, but my sense of and commitment to Kronos’ ongoing mission, here on the cusp of our fifth decade.

What surprised me most about that experience is that it wasn’t Kronos performing the piece. It was a quartet of teenagers: the Pannonia Quartet. That’s right—the young ensemble took its name from this piece, commissioned by Kronos, whose composer was herself a young student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music when I first met her back in 1995. The Pannonia Quartet approached the work in a very different way than Kronos—and it was absolutely right: inspired, vibrant, thrilling… and their own.

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December 04, 2012

From Dan Visconti, Recipient of the Kronos: Under 30 Project commission in 2005

I came home one day with an armful of scores fresh from the copy shop just as someone claiming to be Kronos Quartet founding violinist David Harrington was leaving a message on my answering machine.

Thinking of friends who might have been pulling my leg, I thought, Kronos couldn’t have really chosen me as their next Under 30 composer! The thought of being the next person chosen for Kronos’ commissioning & mentoring program for young artists seemed unreal. However, within minutes I had made contact with David and was beginning one of the most important artistic collaborations of my composing career.

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Concert Schedule

Oct5Stanford, CaliforniaBing Concert Hall
Oct8Boulder, ColoradoMacky Auditorium
Oct11Columbus, OhioWexner Center
Oct14Austin, TexasBass Concert Hall
Oct18Liberty, MissouriKauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Oct25College Park, MarylandKay Theatre

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

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