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June 22, 2017

One week left to support first ever Kronos documentary

Help innovative filmmaker Sam Green create A Thousand Thoughts: a Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet, a multimedia experiment that will blend live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews. Please support this project on Kickstarter by next Wednesday (June 28). Sam is already three-quarters of the way to his goal, and your generosity will get us over the finish line! Pledge now >

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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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Concert Schedule

Jul5Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaDominion-Chalmers United Church
Aug12San Francisco, CaliforniaPresidio Officers' Club
Aug31SingaporeDrama Centre Theatre
Sep1SingaporeDrama Centre Theatre
Sep2SingaporeDrama Centre Theatre
Sep27Brooklyn, New YorkBAM Harvey Theatre

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

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