http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/enter-win-tickets-kronos-quartet-awakening-ny-premiere-bam-next-wave-festival-2011-09-19September 19, 2011|10 comments
Kronos Quartet will give the New York premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11, for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four consecutive nights of performances this week. Kronos and Nonesuch Records have partnered with BAM to give away a pair of tickets to the Opening Night performance this Wednesday. Enter here for your chance to see the first New York performance. Kronos Quartet performs live on WNYC's Soundcheck today at 2 PM ET.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-polar-music-prize-acceptance-speech-photos-2011-09-06September 06, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet received the Polar Music Prize in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall last week, along with their fellow laureate, Patti Smith. "Music is one of humanity's most essential resources—the 'greenest' of substances—here one moment, a memory the next," said Kronos artistic director David Harrington in the group's acceptance speech. "The greatest piece has yet to be written, the most perfect note has yet to be played." Read the complete text of the speech and see several photos from the ceremony here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Artist Essayskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-album-wtc-911-out-on-september-20-title-piece-available-digitally-on-september-6-2011-08-31August 31, 2011|1 comments
Nonesuch releases Steve Reich’s album WTC 9/11 on September 20, 2011. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos Quartet, the title piece will be available for digital purchase on September 6. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians, as well as a DVD with a live performance of Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion. The full album may be pre-ordered now in the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free download of the title piece starting September 6 and the complete album starting September 20.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Web/Technologykronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-receive-polar-music-prize-stockholm-concert-hall-ceremony-2011-08-29August 29, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet will receive the Polar Music Prize in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Tuesday. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden will hand out the awards to Kronos and their fellow laureate, Patti Smith. The ceremony is part of a week-long celebration, which includes a photo exhibit, talks with the artists, a music industry conference, and the Polar Music Prize Concert featuring Smith. Earlier this year, Kronos received the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, making the group the first-ever recipient of both prizes.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-comments-on-the-wtc-911-album-cover-2011-08-11August 11, 2011|28 comments
Composer Steve Reich comments on his forthcoming Nonesuch Records release, featuring his piece WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet, and the album cover.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Artist Essayskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-give-ny-premiere-awakening-musical-meditation-911-anniversary-bam-next-wave-2011-06-21June 21, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet to Give NY Premiere of "Awakening," Musical Meditation on 9/11 Anniversary, at 2011 BAM Next Wave Festival
Kronos Quartet will give the NY premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11, for the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four nights of performances at the BAM Harvey Theatre, September 21–24, featuring special guests the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, conducted by Dianne Berkun. Watch a preview video here. Next Wave Season Tickets are on sale to the general public now.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-appear-cbc-radio-q-advance-final-luminato-festival-performance-2011-06-14June 14, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet will be the featured guests on CBC radio arts program Q Wednesday morning. Kronos will be joined on the program by pipa virtuoso Wu Man, who also joins the group in the fourth and final concert of its residency at the Luminato Festival in Toronto Wednesday night. The concert features the Canadian premiere of the multimedia piece A Chinese Home. The Toronto Star says of Sunday's free outdoor concert from Kronos: "This is what makes Luminato special."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Radiokronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-leads-luminato-festival-residency-4-concerts-toronto-2011-06-10June 10, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet begins its residency at the Luminato Festival in Toronto today. The residency features four concerts reflecting the Quartet's global musical journey. Kronos is "one of the world's finest—and definitely most adventurous—chamber ensembles," says the Toronto Star. "Every one of their nearly four-dozen albums—which have earned every industry award imaginable—have introduced their growing legion of fans and audiences to a new piece of a global musical puzzle."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newskronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-awarded-avery-fisher-prize-nyc-ceremony-nonesuch-president-robert-hurwitz-remarks-2011-06-09June 09, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet Awarded Avery Fisher Prize at NYC Ceremony; Nonesuch President Robert Hurwitz Gives Remarks
Kronos Quartet was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in music, in a ceremony held last night at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. As the recipient of this honor, Kronos receives a monetary award of $75,000. At last night’s ceremony, Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz spoke of the label’s relationship with Kronos, now three decades strong, and the group’s unique contributions to the world of music. Read the full text of his speech here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Staffkronos quartethttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-in-glasgow-earns-5-stars-herald-scotland-stv-triumph-massively-entertaining-2011-05-16May 16, 2011|0 comments"Kronos in Glasgow" Earns Five Stars from Herald Scotland; STV Calls It "A Triumph, Massively Entertaining from Start to Finish"
Kronos Quartet was in Glasgow, Scotland, this past weekend for Kronos in Glasgow, a mini-festival in which Kronos was joined by special guest collaborators, hand-picked by the Quartet, for an international program of events taking place all weekend across Glasgow's Concert Halls. The Herald Scotland gives a perfect five stars to Friday's main Kronos concert in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which featured "Reich's remarkable multi-layered response to 9/11." STV calls the concert "a triumph ... nothing less than entrancing and massively entertaining from start to finish."