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    Kronos Quartet, Subject of NY Times Feature, to Celebrate 40th at Carnegie Hall; Q2 to Launch 24-Hour Kronos Marathon Stream
    Jay Blakesberg

    Kronos Quartet is the subject of a feature profile in the Sunday New York Times, looking back at the groundbreaking group's "40-year adventure" and ahead as it continues to innovate and inspire. Kronos "has revolutionized the approach to string quartet repertory," writes the Times' Vivien Schweitzer, "performing experimental, jazz and tango (among other genres) and working with a broad range of musicians from disparate cultures." Read the complete article at nytimes.com.

    As a highlight of its 40th anniversary season, Kronos Quartet will perform at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City this Friday, March 28. The concert features collaborations with many of the group's close colleagues and longtime artistic partners. On the program is the world premiere of Terry Riley’s The Serquent Risadome, as well as works by Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clint Mansell, and more. Special guests include Bryce Dessner, Wu Man, Jherek Bischoff, four young string quartets from Face The Music, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Additionally, a short documentary celebrating the group’s history will be screened for the first time, directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green. 

    In advance of the concert, New York's Q2 Music, the online new-music station from WQXR, will launch KRONOS AT 40, a marathon stream starting at 12:01 AM ET on Monday, March 24, of 24 distinct hours of commercial recordings; unreleased studio tracks from Nonesuch Records; audio tributes from composers and collaborators like Steve Reich, Donnacha Dennhy, and others; and in-concert performances, including a live, video-streamed performance by Kronos Quartet from The Greene Space in New York City Monday evening at 7:30 PM ET. Q2 will give an encore presentation of the day's programming on Saturday, March 29. Tune in at wxqr.org.

    Nonesuch celebrates Kronos Quartet, long known as interpreters of music from around the world, and its 40th anniversary year with two releases: Kronos Explorer Series, a box set of five classic albums from five different parts of the world, and A Thousand Thoughts, a new album that looks at Kronos’s geographically wide-ranging sources, featuring music from 14 different countries. Both will be available on April 8, 2014 (international release April 21), and are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store; pre-orders of A Thousand Thoughts include an instant download of Sim Shalom.

    Additionally, Kronos can be heard Clint Mansell’s score to Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Noah; the soundtrack is due out this Tuesday, March 25, on Nonesuch Records; the film will be in theaters on March 28.

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Kronos Quartet is the subject of a feature in the Sunday New York Times looking back in the group's 40th anniversary season and ahead as it continues to innovate and inspire. Kronos performs a program in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium this Friday featuring collaborations with many of its close colleagues and longtime artistic partners. Q2 Music launches KRONOS AT 40, a 24-hour, Kronos marathon stream on Monday. Nonesuch releases Kronos Quartet's A Thousand Thoughts and the five-disc Kronos Explorer Series box set April 8, and the soundtrack to the new film Noah, on which Kronos performs, Tuesday.

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Kronos Quartet is the subject of a feature profile in the Sunday New York Times, looking back at the groundbreaking group's "40-year adventure" and ahead as it continues to innovate and inspire. Kronos "has revolutionized the approach to string quartet repertory," writes the Times' Vivien Schweitzer, "performing experimental, jazz and tango (among other genres) and working with a broad range of musicians from disparate cultures." Read the complete article at nytimes.com.

As a highlight of its 40th anniversary season, Kronos Quartet will perform at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City this Friday, March 28. The concert features collaborations with many of the group's close colleagues and longtime artistic partners. On the program is the world premiere of Terry Riley’s The Serquent Risadome, as well as works by Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Clint Mansell, and more. Special guests include Bryce Dessner, Wu Man, Jherek Bischoff, four young string quartets from Face The Music, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Additionally, a short documentary celebrating the group’s history will be screened for the first time, directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green. 

In advance of the concert, New York's Q2 Music, the online new-music station from WQXR, will launch KRONOS AT 40, a marathon stream starting at 12:01 AM ET on Monday, March 24, of 24 distinct hours of commercial recordings; unreleased studio tracks from Nonesuch Records; audio tributes from composers and collaborators like Steve Reich, Donnacha Dennhy, and others; and in-concert performances, including a live, video-streamed performance by Kronos Quartet from The Greene Space in New York City Monday evening at 7:30 PM ET. Q2 will give an encore presentation of the day's programming on Saturday, March 29. Tune in at wxqr.org.

Nonesuch celebrates Kronos Quartet, long known as interpreters of music from around the world, and its 40th anniversary year with two releases: Kronos Explorer Series, a box set of five classic albums from five different parts of the world, and A Thousand Thoughts, a new album that looks at Kronos’s geographically wide-ranging sources, featuring music from 14 different countries. Both will be available on April 8, 2014 (international release April 21), and are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store; pre-orders of A Thousand Thoughts include an instant download of Sim Shalom.

Additionally, Kronos can be heard Clint Mansell’s score to Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Noah; the soundtrack is due out this Tuesday, March 25, on Nonesuch Records; the film will be in theaters on March 28.

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