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    Kronos Quartet Announces Details for Kronos: Under 30 Project's Fifth Edition
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    Kronos Quartet has announced the details of the fifth edition of the Kronos: Under 30 Project, a commissioning program designed to support the creation of new music by young artists. The deadline is November 16, 2012; applications may be downloaded from the group's website, kronosquartet.org.

    The Kronos: Under 30 Project was created in 2003, Kronos’ 30th anniversary year, to support the creation of new work by young artists, and to help Kronos cultivate stronger connections and develop lasting artistic relationships with the next creative generation. Four pieces have been commissioned through Kronos: Under 30 so far. Since the program’s inception, nearly 1,000 applications from 49 countries on six continents have been received.

    Kronos will review all the applications and select the composer to whom they feel most artistically committed. That composer will be commissioned to write a new work for the quartet, which will premiere in Spring 2014 as a part of Kronos' 40th anniversary season. Applications are open to all composers, regardless of nationality, who are under 30 years of age as of November 16, 2012. (More info about the project, including mailing address for submissions, will be available in September.) The selected composer must be able to complete the new work by December 2013.

    Over the past 10 years, four composers from three different countries—Alexandra du Bois, Felipe Pérez Santiago, Dan Visconti, and Aviya Kopelman—have been commissioned, and Kronos has performed the commissioned works all over the world.

    Learn more about the Under 30 Project and download the application at kronosquartet.org.

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Kronos Quartet has announced the details of the fifth edition of the Kronos: Under 30 Project, a commissioning program designed to support the creation of new music by young artists. Applications are available now; the deadline is November 16, 2012. The selected composer will be commissioned to write a new work for the quartet, which will premiere in Spring 2014 as a part of Kronos' 40th anniversary season. The Kronos: Under 30 Project was created in 2003, Kronos’ 30th anniversary year.

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Kronos Quartet has announced the details of the fifth edition of the Kronos: Under 30 Project, a commissioning program designed to support the creation of new music by young artists. The deadline is November 16, 2012; applications may be downloaded from the group's website, kronosquartet.org.

The Kronos: Under 30 Project was created in 2003, Kronos’ 30th anniversary year, to support the creation of new work by young artists, and to help Kronos cultivate stronger connections and develop lasting artistic relationships with the next creative generation. Four pieces have been commissioned through Kronos: Under 30 so far. Since the program’s inception, nearly 1,000 applications from 49 countries on six continents have been received.

Kronos will review all the applications and select the composer to whom they feel most artistically committed. That composer will be commissioned to write a new work for the quartet, which will premiere in Spring 2014 as a part of Kronos' 40th anniversary season. Applications are open to all composers, regardless of nationality, who are under 30 years of age as of November 16, 2012. (More info about the project, including mailing address for submissions, will be available in September.) The selected composer must be able to complete the new work by December 2013.

Over the past 10 years, four composers from three different countries—Alexandra du Bois, Felipe Pérez Santiago, Dan Visconti, and Aviya Kopelman—have been commissioned, and Kronos has performed the commissioned works all over the world.

Learn more about the Under 30 Project and download the application at kronosquartet.org.

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