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December 11, 2017

Ladilikan is fRoots, Songlines and Transglobal World Music Chart’s “Album of the Year”

It’s that time of the year again, the season for music critics’ year-end best-of lists. We’re humbled and thrilled that, as of today, Ladilikan – our joint album with Trio Da Kali that was released this fall by World Circuit Records – has been highlighted by:

Songlines, as one of the magazine’s ten “Best Albums of 2017”
fRoots, as the magazine’s “Critics Poll Album of the Year 2017”
– Transglobal World Music Chart, as the music critic network’s “Best Album of 2017”
– Mojo, coming in at ninth on the magazine’s “10 Best World Albums of 2017” list

Order or stream the album now >

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December 06, 2017

A Thousand Thoughts to premiere at Sundance in January

A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet will receive back-to-back premieres in January 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival as part of New Frontier, the Sundance Institute’s curated collection of “the most innovative independent production and experimentation at the crossroads of film, art and technology that is being created today,” and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, which helped commission the project through its Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program. Watch the trailer >

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December 04, 2017

JUST ANNOUNCED! New album with Laurie Anderson to be released in February

We are thrilled to announce that Nonesuch Records​ will release Landfall, our collaborative album with the wonderful Laurie Anderson​, on February 16, 2018.
Pre-order the album now >

Watch the official music video for first single “We Learn to Speak Yet Another Language” on YouTube​ or listen on Spotify or Apple Music​.

Learn more about the album >

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November 28, 2017

Ladilikan: Best of 2017

Songlines’ magazine has selected Ladilikan, our joint album with Trio Da Kali, as one of their “Best Albums 2017.”

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November 17, 2017

Hewlett awards Kronos grant to support new work with Terence Blanchard and Nikky Finney

Kronos Performing Arts Association is honored to announce that we’re commissioning composer Terence Blanchard and poet Nikky Finney to create an evening-length work for string quartet, chorus and spoken word, entitled At War with Ourselves. Made possible by a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the project is a collaboration that will also Valérie Sainte-Agathe, who will assemble and direct the choir. The project will include workshops and artist residencies with San Francisco-based organizations Youth Speaks, 826 Valencia and Sunset Youth Services.

We are grateful to the Hewlett Foundation for their generosity. Learn more our Hewlett 50 Arts Commission >

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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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