3 Different Performances
Kronos Quartet - Residency
Family, New Music and Live Cinema
Thursday, Feb 15 @ 8pm | Friday, Feb 16 @ 4pm | Thursday, Feb 22 @ 8pm
Kronos Quartet combine a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagine the string quartet experience.
For over 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagine the string quartet experience.
Kronos is one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, commissioning over 900 works for string quartet, and receiving over 40 awards. During a week-long residency, Kronos will perform three different concerts: one of recent works and featuring a new project with Wu Man and Sirojiddin Juraev, a family friendly musical journey around the world, and a live cinema performance piece that explores the power of music through Kronos’ past, present and future.
“The Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do.” – The New York Times
Watch the trailer
Previously in this Event Series
UAE Premiere. Co-commissioned by The Arts Center
A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet
Documentary + String Quartet + Live Narration = Live Cinema
A meditation on music itself – the act of listening to it closely, the experience of feeling it deeply, and the power that it has to change the world.
Around the World with Kronos
A musical adventure around the world
An eclectic and energetic mix of music from across the globe. For the whole family
Middle East Premiere
For the Future
Presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Music Initiative
An adventurous concert of new works never before heard in the Middle East, featuring the acclaimed Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man, and Tajikistan’s Sirojiddin Juraev, a master of Central Asian long-neck lutes, on dutar.