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March 18, 2015

Songlines Music Awards Nomination

Songlines Music Awards nominations are out today, and we’re pleased to be nominated alongside Nonesuch Records label mates Robert Plant and Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté! Our album “A Thousand Thoughts,” which features music from 14 different countries including China, India, Sweden, and Vietnam, is nominated for Cross-Cultural Collaboration of the Year.

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March 17, 2015

Listen now: Derek Charke’s Tundra Songs

We’re pleased to announce Tundra Songs  - a new album featuring the music of Canadian composer Derek Charke - which is out now on Centrediscs, the label of the Canadian Music Centre. Tanya Tagaq, the Polaris Prize-winning Inuit throat singer appears on the title track. The album also includes Cercle du Nord III, which incorporates environmental sounds from northern Canada, four of Charke’s series of Inuit Throat Song Games, and storyteller Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory’s telling of the tale of Sedna. Stream the full album on Q2, or purchase Tundra Songs from iTunes and Amazon.

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March 11, 2015

KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival

In honor of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday, the San Francisco-based, Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Association announces KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival, a three-day festival, June 26 – 28 at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center, featuring performances of several of the composer’s most significant and rarely-performed works, with special guest performers Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, The Living Earth Show, Gyan Riley and Terry Riley himself.

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March 06, 2015

World Premiere - Derek Charke’s “Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts”

Kronos Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on Saturday, March 7 at 9 pm, bringing the world premiere of Derek Charke’s Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts, which was inspired by a visit Charke made to the Athabasca Oil Sands in northern Alberta, where an economic boom is underway. Writes Charke: “Dear Creator is a reflection of my experience from this trip. A soundtrack accompanies the quartet, but not constantly. At first is it subtle. Sounds of trucks and heavy equipment, sounds of steam from the processing plants, sounds of wildlife, birds and nature from the beautiful landscapes that surround the mines, sounds of traffic on highway 63, and the sounds of people; workers at the Finning repair shop, dump truck drivers, an airplane pilot, a community gathering in Fort McKay, and young kids swearing in Fort Chipewyan are interspersed throughout the 30 minutes of a fully notated string quartet score.

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March 04, 2015

Orrin Keepnews

All of us at Kronos - the Quartet, staff and Board of Directors - are deeply saddened by the death of our friend and colleague Orrin Keepnews. Orrin produced several Kronos recordings, served on the Kronos Board for more than 15 years, and was a great mentor and friend. We value our long association and feel lucky for the chance encounter decades ago when Orrin and David shared a ride from a California Arts Council meeting in Sacramento and hit it off. We are grateful for Orrin’s wisdom, leadership, support and guidance over the years, and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Orrin was a truly unique voice in music, and he will always have a very special place in our hearts.

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Concert Schedule

Apr21Ankara, TurkeyCSO Concert Hall
Apr25Paris, FranceConcert Hall - Philharmonie 2
Apr26Paris, FranceConcert Hall - Philharmonie 2
Apr29Yerevan, ArmeniaArmenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet
May6San Francisco, CaliforniaSundance Kabuki Cinemas

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

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