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Kronos Quartet

Angélique Kidjo Celebrates Women and Human Rights With "Eve"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

In addition to her music, Kidjo has a boundless passion for women's empowerment and human rights. She is an advocate for girls' education and a fighter against genital mutilation, early marriage, and violence against women.

Asphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Lincoln Center Out of Doors, July 28

Jessica Schmitz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Jessica Schmitz

When I started playing flute in the early '90s, I never anticipated that one day I'd be playing death metal on a plastic piccolo while climbing the walls of Lincoln Center wearing combat boots.

PHOTOS: The Coolest Music Festival Of The Summer?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.01.2013 | San Francisco

Summer in San Francisco inevitably means two things: shivering tourists complaining about "sunny" California and the Stern Grove Festival. In the o...

Classical Fusions at the Asia Society: The Knights With Wu Man

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.

PEN World Voices: Kronos Quartet vs. A Trio of Scribes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Veering toward the political, recordings announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the gap between words and music became more pronounced.

Composer Removes Controversial Twin Towers Pic From Album Cover

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich (ryk) is picking another image for his album dedicated to 9/11 after the original photo &ndash...

There's Art Right at Your Fingertips!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two fascinating documentaries explore the kind of creativity that sets some artists apart from others. The conceptual gifts these artists have managed to harness put them in another realm of creativity.

Clap Between Movements: Poland, LA and Vienna

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Zakopane, Poland, September 19-25 On the Heights: A Chamber Music Festival Dedicated to the memory of Mieczysław Karłowicz whose music resides alo...

The Kronos Quartet: More on the Classical-World Music Connection (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

It did not occur to me when I referenced the "venerable Kronos Quartet" in an earlier blog, that I would run into David Harrington, founder and musical director of the Quartet, a few weeks later.

Global Beat Fusion: Kronos Quartet's New York Tundra

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derek Beres

The Kronos Quartet is an institution in classical music. Performing or composing for them is a rite of passage, and the honor's not easily won. You have to play to fit in with this crowd.

Your Weekend By Flavorpill: Nerd Nite, Kronos Quartet & The Most Dangerous Man In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Flavorpill NY brings you the best of art and culture this weekend: Nerd Nite Friday Mar 12 (7-9pm) $10 Galapagos Art Space 16 Main St DUMBO, Brook...

Nguyên Lê's 'Saiyuki' at GlobalFEST: A Jazz-World Mashup With an Eastern Bent

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

Some of the most exciting musical collaborations are happening between jazz, classical and world musicians these days. Musicians have always fed off interaction with other players.

Get Outside While You Still Can: Kronos Quartet Plays Ravinia

Flavorpill | Max Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In their 30 years together, the Kronos Quartet have single-handedly maintained the string quartet's cultural relevance. The San Francisco ensemble's d...