Kronos Performing Arts Association is the organizational entity that stewards the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet. In addition to managing the quartet’s 22-week touring schedule, Kronos produces numerous educational activities through partnerships with schools and universities, and hosts an annual Kronos Festival at the SFJAZZ Center (a Hewlett Foundation grantee) celebrating new works for string quartet and featuring a powerful roster of guest artists and composers. Each year, the organization engages more than 50,000 people through its programs. In the coming grant period, it will continue its performance and presenting work, round out its Fifty for the Future commissioning initiative, and strengthen its organizational capacity through planning, fundraising, and board development.
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1242 Ninth Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122-2307, United States
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for general operating support
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.