Kronos Festival Preview: Music in Action

David Harrington discusses how Kronos combines live music with onstage conversation in two innovative Kronos Festival programs, June 20 & 21.

“All of These Beautiful Memories”

A Q&A with retiring Kronos members John Sherba and Hank Dutt ahead of their final performances at Kronos Festival 2024.

Janet Cowperthwaite, Manager of Kronos Quartet and Executive Director of KPAA, to step down in October 2024

Janet Cowperthwaite, longtime manager of the San Francisco–based Kronos Quartet and founding Executive Director of the Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA), will step down in October to pursue new opportunities in the performing arts.

Triple Honors for Kronos from the Library of Congress

LoC acquires Kronos Archive, “Pieces of Africa” inducted to National Recording Registry, and Kronos founder David Harrington appointed Kluge Chair in Modern Culture

Violinist John Sherba & violist Hank Dutt to retire from group after 45+ years

Violinist John Sherba + violist Hank Dutt
to retire from group after 45+ years. Kronos welcomes mew members Gabriela Díaz, violin + Ayane Kozasa, viola

OUT TODAY: New album celebrating the music of Moondog

Songs and Symphoniques: The Music of Moondog, a collaboration between Kronos and the Brooklyn-based Ghost Train Orchestra, is now out on Cantaloupe Records.

KRONOS Five Decades

Kronos marks its 50th Anniversary with KRONOS Five Decades, a year-long celebration with exciting new commissions, releases, and 50 events around the globe.

Thank you for joining us at the Kronos Festival!

Looking back on this year’s annual Kronos Festival, June 22-24, a celebration of ‘Kronos Fifty for the Future.’

August 26: Free Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

On August 26, Kronos performs in the iconic Golden Gate Park Bandshell. This free concert is presented by 836M and Illuminate.

Kronos Quartet spreads the word for contemporary music to a new generation of performers

June 19, 2023: Joshua Kosman dives into Kronos Fifty for Future in this article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Announcing the Kronos Festival at SFJAZZ: June 22, 23 & 24, 2023

Kronos Quartet hosts its annual hometown festival, showcasing pieces from the Kronos Fifty for the Future repertoire, and featuring performances by three guest quartets—Aizuri Quartet, Attacca Quartet, and Friction Quartet—and appearances by guest musicians Rafiq Bhatia, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Victoria Shen, and more.

Kronos welcomes new cellist Paul Wiancko in 2023, succeeding Sunny Yang, who joined in 2013

After ten years with the Kronos Quartet, cellist Sunny Yang will leave the group at the end of January 2023 to pursue other projects. Cellist/composer Paul Wiancko will join the ensemble in February.