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

May 19, 2024
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Venue: Grand Auditorium
Presenter: Philharmonie Luxembourg

May 21, 2024
Hanover, Germany

VENUE: Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen
PRESENTER: Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen

May 25, 2024
Amsterdam, Netherlands

VENUE: Grote Zaal
PRESENTER: Muziekgebouw Aa ‘nt IJ

May 19
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Venue: Grand Auditorium
Presenter: Philharmonie Luxembourg

Kronos performs Terry Riley’s “Sun Rings” at the Grand Auditorium in Luxembourg on May 19, 2024.

Announcing kronos festival

In celebration of our 50th anniversary this season, Kronos has taken its 50-event KRONOS Five Decades tour to audiences around the world. Now, KRONOS Five Decades comes home to San Francisco for four nights in this year’s Kronos Festival, with world premieres, special guests, and much more in store.

This Festival includes a major Kronos milestone: the farewell performances of retiring violinist John Sherba and violist Hank Dutt — Kronos veterans of 45+ years! Their retirement marks the end of an era, making this festival a poignant moment for both the quartet and devoted fans. Join us as we salute their careers and wish them well on their retirement.

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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