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June 10, 2019

Congratulations David!

David Jones has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in The Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours List.

“Congratulations to friend and colleague David Jones of Serious in London for being awarded an OBE for services to ‘music and culture.’ David has been working with Kronos for thirty years and has produced and arranged dozens of our performances in the United Kingdom. Warmest wishes from all of us at Kronos for this well deserved honor.”
    – Janet Cowperthwaite, managing director of Kronos Performing Arts Association

David Harrington and David Jones
David Harrington, founder, artistic director, and violinist of Kronos Quartet with David Jones after the Kronos at 40 concert at the Barbican in London.

May 31, 2019

AVAILABLE NOW! Five new string quartets from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future

Today, we released the scores and parts, recordings and other learning materials for the next five Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire string quartets, composed by Guillermo Galindo, Zakir Hussain, Jlin, Lu Yun, and Mario Galeano Toro. Download the scores and parts and explore more materials here, and listen to the five new works below:

May 30, 2019

Kronos Festival 2019 starts TONIGHT, continues through Saturday

Tickets are still on sale for all concerts. Order your tickets now >

Read KQED’s “Insider’s Guide to San Francisco’s Most Adventurous Classical Music Fest” >

Watch the festival trailer on Boing Boing >

Read 48 Hills’ “Kronos Festival celebrates Bayview women, Malian griot, Howard Zinn” feature >

Read the The Mercury News’ “Guide to the Jam-Packed Lineup” >

Read San Francisco Classical Voice’s “Kronos Fest 2019 Explores the People’s History” feature >

Kronos rehearsing with San Francisco Girls Chorus
Kronos rehearses with San Francisco Girls Chorus

May 29, 2019

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté cancels appearance at Kronos Festival 2019 due to visa delays

It is with great regret that the Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) announces that Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté is unable to travel to the U.S. to be part of Kronos Festival 2019 on June 1. Her cancellation is due to the U.S. Department of State’s failure to issue her required P-3 visa in a timely fashion.

Kronos Quartet, Valérie Sainte-Agathe and the San Francisco Girls Chorus will perform the world premiere of Tegere Tulon, Diabaté‘s new work for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, as planned.

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May 22, 2019

Watch the trailer for “San Francisco’s Most Adventurous Classical Music Fest” – Kronos Festival 2019

Kronos Festival 2019 starts next week on Thursday, May 30, and runs through Saturday, June 1 at the SFJAZZ Center.

Read KQED’s “An Insider’s Guide to San Francisco’s Most Adventurous Classical Music Fest” >

Learn more and order tickets >

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Concert Schedule

Jun26Barcelona, SpainTeatre Grec
Jun27Barcelona, SpainTeatre Grec
Jul6Sines, PortugalCastelo de Sines
Jul8Espinho, PortugalAuditório de Espinho | Academia de Música de Espinho
Jul9Alcobaça, PortugalMosteiro de Alcobaça – Cerca
Jul11London, UKBarbican Hall, Barbican Centre

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

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