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March 19, 2014

24 Hours of Kronos!

On Monday, March 24, starting at 12:01 am ET, Q2 Music—WQXR’s online music station devoted to 20th and 21st century classical music—presents Kronos at 40. In honor of our 40th anniversary, Q2 showcases a marathon stream of 24 distinct hours of diverse commercial recordings, dynamic, unreleased studio tracks (courtesy of Nonesuch Records) and in-concert performances celebrating the Kronos Quartet’s contributions to 20th and 21st century music.

Kronos at 40 highlights include:

-Live, video-streamed performance at 7:30 pm ET by the Kronos Quartet from The Greene Space at WQXR. Featured composers include Nicole Lizée and newest Kronos: Under 30 commissionee Mary Kouyoumdjian as well as arrangements of Geeshie Wiley and Margarita Lecuona.
-Commentary and anecdotes from all four members of the quartet
-Audio tributes from an all-star cast of composers and collaborators including Steve Reich, Wu Man, Osvaldo Golijov, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Kevin Volans, Foday Musa Suso, Christine Southworth, and Donnacha Dennehy among many more.
-A multimedia feature including some never-been-seen photos from the archives, as well as archival posters from years of international touring

Listen online all day on March 24th, beginning at 12:01 am ET.


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