Kronos Quartet’s Five Decades Celebration

Friday, November 3, 20238:00pm

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The Bang on A Can All-Stars join Kronos Quartet in their Five Decade Celebration!!


Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to announce KRONOS Five Decades, a year-long celebration of Kronos Quartet’s 50th anniversary, July 2023 – June 2024. KRONOS Five Decades programming will encompass every aspect of the organization’s mission, including performance, commissioning, recording, education, and documentation. This ambitious undertaking reflects the breadth of the group’s accomplishments and the depth of its legacy.


Kronos will appear in 50 public events around the globe, including a starry celebration at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium (November 3), in which the group will be joined by Laurie Anderson, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Jake Blount, Tanya Tagaq, Wu Man, Attacca Quartet, Sō Percussion, and others. This special concert includes a new short film by award-winning documentarian Sam Green; the New York premieres of Carnegie Hall co-commissioned works by Michael Gordon and Gabriella Smith; and an extraordinary new “Sunrise Jam” version of Terry Riley’s Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector for 50 musicians.

Other performance highlights include a free concert at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (August 26); and a residency in Paris that features performances—by Kronos and an array of other ensembles—of all 50 Kronos Fifty for the Future works (January 12-13).

Tour appearances include dates in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bristol, Budapest, Dublin, Halifax, Hamburg, Hanover, Istanbul, Katowice, Luxembourg, Lyon, Monterrey (Mexico), Toronto, Vienna, and Zürich, plus more than 30 American cities.

photo credit: Lenny Gonzalez