One of the most celebrated and influential string quartets of our time

Apr 14, 2021
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

FREE ONLINE EVENT
Premiering at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT
Streaming Apr 14 – 21

PRESENTER: Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State University

Apr 16, 2021
Fundación Teatro a Mil

TICKETED ONLINE EVENT
6:00pm PDT / 9:00pm CLT

PRESENTER: Fundación Teatro a Mil

Apr 24, 2021
Carnegie Hall: Voices of Hope Festival

FREE ONLINE EVENT
8pm ET / 5pm PT

PRESENTER: Carnegie Hall

Apr 14
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

FREE ONLINE EVENT
Premiering at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT
Streaming Apr 14 - 21

PRESENTER: Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State University

Kronos Quartet, Meklit, and 5 young Bay Area poets are featured in “Testimony,” a musical reflection on this moment in our nation’s history.

Fifty for the future news:

KRONOS RELEASES FIVE MORE FREE STRING QUARTET SCORES

We’re proud to announce the release of the next five additions to 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, the ongoing multi-year commissioning, performance, education and legacy initiative. Scores and parts, recordings and companion learning materials for new string quartets composed by Alexandra du BoisTod MachoverMissy MazzoliMisato Mochizuki, and Charlton Singleton are now available online, free of charge.

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image text reads: Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. image includes headshots of composers Alexandra Du Bois, Tod Machover, Missy Mazzoli, Misato Mochizuki, and Charlton Singleton
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Long Time Passing

“While [Pete] Seeger often found and adapted old songs for new situations, he also penned a fair number of new folk songs for use during the folk revival of the mid-20th century. Among them, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” was a lament on cycles of violence that take many to war and then to the grave… To pay tribute to Seeger, the Kronos Quartet enlisted the voices of Sam Amidon, Aoife O’Donovan, and others to tell the tale in a sort of relay, with a new voice for every verse. The result feels like the song is posing a question that a community ponders, rather than being the rumination of a single singer. Indeed, in these challenging and often troubling times, many of us find ourselves wondering ‘when we will ever learn.'”

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The Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to present a free library of 50 contemporary works designed to guide string quartets in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st century repertoire.

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