Concert Schedule

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

Dec4Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCampbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Dec7Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe Theatre at Ace Hotel
Dec17San Francisco, CaliforniaDavies Symphony Hall
Jan25Berkeley, CaliforniaZellerbach Hall
Feb8New York, New YorkZankel Hall
Feb9Hartford, ConnecticutMaxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater
Feb27Krannert Center for the Performing ArtsTryon Festival Theatre
Mar2Sixth & I Washington Performing ArtsSixth & I Historic Synagogue
Mar6Moscow, RussiaZaryadye Concert Hall
Mar16Maison Symphonique Place Des ArtsMaison symphonique
Mar22Nashville, Tennessee OZ Arts Main Stage
Mar23Nashville, Tennessee OZ Arts Main Stage

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Watch WWI-inspired film “Beyond Zero” for free this weekendNovember 09, 2018

100 years ago at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the hostilities between more than a dozen nations ceased and World War I came to an end. To mark this day, we share composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, filmmaker Bill Morrison and Kronos’ collaboration Beyond Zero: 1914-1918, which Morrison and Icarus Films have graciously made available to stream for free on Vimeo until 11:59PM PST on November 11. Watch now >

In 2014, Beyond Zero, a work for quartet with film, was commissioned to mark the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of World War I. “Unlike official histories, that have often romanticized and glorified the war,” writes Vrebalov, “artists have typically been the keepers of sanity, showing its brutality, destruction, and ugliness.” Learn more about the project >

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Steve Reich’s masterpiece “Different Trains” back on vinyl for the first time in 25 yearsNovember 02, 2018

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kronos’ premiere of composer Steve Reich’s Different Trains at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Nonesuch Records has reissued Reich’s 1989 Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint album on vinyl. Featuring definitive performances of the two works by Kronos and Pat Metheny respectively, the LP was recently highlighted by Pitchfork on their “200 Best Albums of the 1980s” list. Reich won the Recording Academy’s Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition in 1989 for Kronos’ recording of Different Trains. Purchase or stream the album >

Regarding Different Trains, Reich wrote: “The idea for the piece came from my childhood. When I was one year old my parents separated. My mother moved to Los Angeles and my father stayed in New York. Since they arranged divided custody, I travelled back and forth by train frequently between New York and Los Angeles from 1939 to 1942 accompanied by my governess. While the trips were exciting and romantic at the time I now look back and think that, if I had been in Europe during this period, as a Jew I would have had to ride very different trains.” Learn more about the work for string quartet and tape in the video below.

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