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October 07, 2016

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

As of today, you can now learn to play new string quartets written by Ken Benshoof, Nicole Lizée, Kala Ramnath, Tanya Tagaq, and Merlijn Twaalfhoven! Scores and parts, recordings, and additional learning materials are now available on our website, free of charge.

Commissioned for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, these join previously released works by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Garth Knox, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Wu Man. When completed in 2020, this collection will feature 50 new works composed by an eclectic, international group of 25 female and 25 male composers. Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet and designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals.

The Kronos Performing Arts Association and Kronos Quartet would like to express deep gratitude to our Lead Partner Carnegie Hall, as well as our legacy and commissioning partners Aga Khan Music Initiative, The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi, Cal Performances / University of California, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Cornish College of the Arts, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Holland Festival, Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase, Serious / Barbican, Texas Performing Arts Association at the University of Texas at Austin, Washington Performing Arts, 21C Music Festival at The Royal Conservatory of Music, 21st-Century Musician Initiative, DePauw University, Esterhazy Foundation, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Seattle Theatre Group, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Wyatt Artist in Residence Series, and Mount Royal University Conservatory.

Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and other adventurous individuals and foundations.


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