Concert Schedule

Kronos Quartet will be touring all year! View all venues and dates.

Mar7New York, New YorkZankel Hall
Mar10Urbana, IllinoisTryon Festival Theatre
Mar14Madison, WisconsinUnion Theater
Mar17Chicago, IllinoisHarris Theater for Music and Dance
Mar19Richmond, KentuckyEKU Center for the Arts
Mar22San Rafael, CaliforniaHoytt Theater - Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts
Mar27Knoxville, TennesseeTennessee Theatre
Mar28Knoxville, TennesseeTennessee Theatre
Mar29Knoxville, TennesseeTennessee Theatre
Mar29Knoxville, TennesseeThe Standard
Mar29Knoxville, TennesseeThe Standard
Apr9San Francisco, CaliforniaThe Kanbar Forum

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World Premiere - Derek Charke’s “Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts”March 06, 2015

Kronos Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on Saturday, March 7 at 9 pm, bringing the world premiere of Derek Charke’s Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts, which was inspired by a visit Charke made to the Athabasca Oil Sands in northern Alberta, where an economic boom is underway. Writes Charke: “Dear Creator is a reflection of my experience from this trip. A soundtrack accompanies the quartet, but not constantly. At first is it subtle. Sounds of trucks and heavy equipment, sounds of steam from the processing plants, sounds of wildlife, birds and nature from the beautiful landscapes that surround the mines, sounds of traffic on highway 63, and the sounds of people; workers at the Finning repair shop, dump truck drivers, an airplane pilot, a community gathering in Fort McKay, and young kids swearing in Fort Chipewyan are interspersed throughout the 30 minutes of a fully notated string quartet score.

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Orrin KeepnewsMarch 04, 2015

All of us at Kronos - the Quartet, staff and Board of Directors - are deeply saddened by the death of our friend and colleague Orrin Keepnews. Orrin produced several Kronos recordings, served on the Kronos Board for more than 15 years, and was a great mentor and friend. We value our long association and feel lucky for the chance encounter decades ago when Orrin and David shared a ride from a California Arts Council meeting in Sacramento and hit it off. We are grateful for Orrin’s wisdom, leadership, support and guidance over the years, and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Orrin was a truly unique voice in music, and he will always have a very special place in our hearts.

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