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July 06, 2011

Nonesuch to release Steve Reich’s “WTC 9/11” - Pre-order now for a signed album!

We’re thrilled to announce that Nonesuch Records will release Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11 on September 6th, 2011. The album marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which is the subject of Reich’s piece. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos, WTC 9/11 is scored for three string quartets and pre-recorded voices. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians, as well as a DVD with a live performance of Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion. The CD/DVD may be pre-ordered now in the Nonesuch Store, where the first 250 copies will be signed by the composer. Learn more & pre-order on Nonesuch’s website.

May 03, 2011

Kronos Quartet receives 2011 Avery Fisher Prize and 2011 Polar Music Prize

It was announced today that Kronos has received two internationally prestigious awards: the Avery Fisher Prize (USA), awarded for outstanding achievement and excellence in classical music, and the Polar Music Prize (Sweden), an international music prize which is awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements. No other musician or ensemble has ever won both prizes, let alone in a single year.

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March 18, 2011

David Harrington on Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11

Steve Reich’s new work for Kronos - WTC 9/11 - premieres at Duke Performances on March 19, 2011, followed by performances in New York, London, Irvine, College Park, Glasgow and more. Hear David Harrington’s thoughts on the new work and Kronos’ past collaborations with Steve Reich.

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March 02, 2011

UNIKO: Stream the full album!

Kronos’ new album UNIKO is out now! The album, a collaboration between Kronos and Finnish accordion/sampler duo Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen, is available from Ondine Records. Download a free track, stream the full album for a limited time, and purchase the album here.

UNIKO features Pohjonen’s electrified and MIDI-fied accordion and Kosminen’s electronic percussion devices which reproduce their samples along with his samples of Kronos’ instruments. These samples, together with live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world. (Watch clips of UNIKO on YouTube.)

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February 23, 2011

In the studio, 2/23/11

Look who we’re recording with today…

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Concert Schedule

Oct25Washington, D.C.Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Oct30Braga, PortugalTheatro Circo
Nov2Oslo, NorwayCosmopolite Scene
Nov11Houston, TexasAsia Society Texas Center
Dec4Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCampbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Dec7Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe Theatre at Ace Hotel

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


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