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Kronos Performing Arts Association, Ragazze Quartet, and String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam PRESENT:
kronos’ 50 for the future weekend
for the first time ever, hear all 50 pieces performed in one weekend!
may 6 & 7, 2023
Muziekgebouw & bimhuis, amsterdam
In 2015, the Kronos Performing Arts Association launched 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that has commissioned—and distributed for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. During Kronos’ 50th anniversary year, the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam (SQBA) celebrates Kronos 50 for the Future by presenting all fifty works in one weekend: Kronos opens and closes the festival, and is joined by 9 other extraordinary quartets to perform the entire repertoire. Explore the SQBA festival page for more program details, tickets, and event passes.
THE WEEKEND IS DIVIDED INTO 5 PARTS, EACH FEATURING CONCERTS, TALKS, PANELS AND MASTERCLASSES.
Fifty in a Nutshell – Entreehal Muziekgebouw
with Animato Kwartet, Attacca Quartet, Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Paul Wiancko, Leerorkestkwartetten
Celebratory opening of the Kronos’ 50 for the Future Weekend with The Learning Orchestra, Animato Kwartet, Attacca Quartet, and composers Merlijn Twaalfhoven and Paul Wiancko.
Concert I: Legacy – Grote Zaal Muziekgebouw
with Kronos Quartet
The Kronos Quartet kicks off with a striking selection of pieces from the great legacy they have brought to the musical world.
Concert II: From the Book – BIMHUIS
with Ragazze Quartet and Matangi Quartet
The Ragazze Quartet and the Matangi Quartet will perform a programme inspired by sounds and traditions of the past, and how they can guide us into the future.
Workshop – Atriumzaal Muziekgebouw
with Leerorkestkwartetten and Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet meets Leerorkest: the youngest string quartets of the Netherlands, from the Learning Orchestra, will receive a workshop from Kronos members.
Talk 1: In conversation with the Kronos Quartet – Kleine Zaal Muziekgebouw
with Kronos Quartet and Andrew Makkinga
Kronos discusses Kronos 50 for the Future with moderator Andrew Makkinga.
Concert III: The Philosopher’s Gaze – Grote Zaal Muziekgebouw
with Belinfante Quartet and Animato Kwartet
The Belinfante Quartet and Animato Kwartet will present a programme with a philosophical or spiritual foundation.
Every two years the String Quartet Biennale brings together string quartets, composers and artists from around the globe. Their rich and diverse backgrounds help mould this dynamic and innovative festival consisting of eight days in the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam packed with over sixty concerts, talks, masterclasses and a lively fringe programme featuring 30 string quartets, soloists, composers and speakers. As SQBA moves towards its 4th edition in 2024, they remain committed to their pursuit of uniting string quartets, music lovers and professionals from around the world.
ABOUT KRONOS' 50 FOR THE FUTURE
In 2015, the Kronos Performing Arts Association launched 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that has commissioned—and distributed for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals, fifty new works have been commissioned, and scores and parts, as well as supplemental learning materials that include recordings, videos, performance notes, and composer interviews, are available on kronosquartet.org.
Lead partner Carnegie Hall and an adventurous group of project partners, including String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and other presenters, academic institutions, foundations, and individuals, have joined forces with KPAA to support this exciting program.
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