Kronos Performing Arts Association stewards the Kronos Quartet, known worldwide for commissioning and performing new and historic works for string quartets. The quartet has toured locally, nationally, and internationally, and commissioned more than 1,000 new works by guest composers. The association also presents the annual Kronos Festival, a multi-day celebration of new works from diverse traditions and genres, featuring guest artists and composers, and produces numerous educational activities through partnerships with schools and universities. In a typical year, the organization engages more than 50,000 people through its programs. Support of this organization advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
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The world-renowned Kronos Quartet commissions, performs, and records contemporary music for the string quartet, introducing audiences to sounds they’ve never heard before through live concerts, audio recordings, podcasts, and collaborations with choreographers and filmmakers. Kronos annually reaches more than 86,000 people throughout the world with its mix of performances, educational programs, and workshops. With renewed support, Kronos plans to continue presenting new work, mentoring young composers and musicians, touring internationally and performing locally, and investing resources to digitize and archive the group’s prodigious catalog online. In addition, Kronos will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 2013, one of the few quartets in the United States with this longevity and artistic success.