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November 17, 2017

Hewlett awards Kronos grant to support new work with Terence Blanchard and Nikky Finney

Kronos Performing Arts Association is honored to announce that we’re commissioning composer Terence Blanchard and poet Nikky Finney to create an evening-length work for string quartet, chorus and spoken word, entitled At War with Ourselves. Made possible by a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the project is a collaboration that will also Valérie Sainte-Agathe, who will assemble and direct the choir. The project will include workshops and artist residencies with San Francisco-based organizations Youth Speaks, 826 Valencia and Sunset Youth Services.

We are grateful to the Hewlett Foundation for their generosity. Learn more our Hewlett 50 Arts Commission >

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November 13, 2017

Save 50% off 50 Kronos albums today only!

For the next 24 hours, our complete Nonesuch Records catalog – CD, vinyl, MP3, FLAC & HD – is 50% off at store.nonesuch.com! Enter promo code THANKS at checkout.

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November 06, 2017

“American treasure” Ken Benshoof inducted into Kronos Hall of Fame

After Kronos’ concert at Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center this past Saturday, composer and longtime friend Ken Benshoof was inducted into the Kronos Hall of Fame.

Benshoof has written nine compositions for Kronos over the years, including “sweeter than wine” for Kronos’ Fifty for the Future initiative, and Traveling Music, which was the first composition ever written for Kronos. “With Traveling Music, Ken Benshoof started the musical odyssey of Kronos,” writes David Harrington, Kronos’ founder, artistic director, and violinist. “We are incredibly fortunate that the very first piece ever written for us was such fantastically beautiful, energetic, propulsive, and optimistic music. Ken’s work has paved the way for everything we have ever done. He is an American treasure.”

Kronos Performing Arts Association’s Board of Directors awards the Kronos Hall of Fame distinction to recognize and honor an individual’s extraordinary and distinguished contributions to Kronos.

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November 02, 2017

It’s one of our most beautiful collaborations.

Kronos’ artistic director, founder, and violinist David Harrington was recently interviewed about Ladilikan, the quartet’s recent collaborative album with Malian griot group Trio Da Kali, by both The Guardian and Radio New Zealand.

From The Guardian piece: “The first time David Harrington met Trio Da Kali, they made him cry. [He] was at the home of a colleague in London where he was to be introduced to the three Malian musicians. The door opened and there stood Hawa Diabaté, who spontaneously broke into a Malian praise song on the threshold. ‘She was smiling and singing for me,’ Harrington tells me. Her song moved him to tears. Almost five years later, he is still spellbound. ‘It was incredible to be brought into a world of music I’d never encountered.’”

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October 16, 2017

Listen to them, children of the night. What music they make… on their Halloween tour of Dracula!

Announcing a special West Coast Halloween Tour of the classic monster movie Dracula with Philip Glass’s score performed LIVE by Kronos and Glass. Tickets still available but going fast!

Wed, Oct 25 / Portland, Oregon // Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Presented by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Chamber Music Northwest) – Buy Tickets >

Sat, Oct 28 / Costa Mesa, California // Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Presented by Segerstrom and Philharmonic Society of Orange County) – Buy Tickets >

Tue, Oct 31 / Oakland, California // Paramount Theatre of the Arts (Presented by SFJAZZ) – Buy Tickets >

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Concert Schedule

Oct11San Francisco, CaliforniaYBCA Theater
Oct12San Francisco, CaliforniaYBCA Theater
Oct13San Francisco, CaliforniaYBCA Theater

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

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