Mar 19, 2020

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet


"The Kronos Quartet elevated a concert of music to a spiritual trip through our common humanity—it was universal, all-encompassing, fabulously inclusive." —The Globe and Mail

Kronos Quartet's singular experimental style "has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do" (The New York Times). This season, Kronos returns to Boulder with a program exploring the social, political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s. The program includes a celebration of Pete Seeger's music, as well as a performance of Zachary J. Watkins’ "Peace Be Till," a piece inspired by the moment just before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Remind me

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Kronos Quartet Looks Back In Anger — And Hope

"In playing Garrop’s music, the Kronos Quartet showed why the group is considered among the most accomplished in the world. Its exploration of tone, forgoing the simply pretty for qualities that ranged from airy to austere to gritty to rich, brought out the shades of emotion in Garrop’s piece from moment to moment even as the music built a dramatic arc."

New Haven Independent

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Review: The quiet protest, amid bombs bursting, of Kronos Quartet

"In the last quarter of the 20th century, the Bay Area outfit revolutionized everything in string quartet country and beyond."

Los Angeles Times

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Inside the Quartet

"Founded 40 years ago, the Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do."

The New York Times

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Kronos Quartet Gives Voice to Music Silenced by Politics

"If the patterns of similarity discernable here owe anything to cultural resemblances in the originals, they’re more due to the native style of the Kronos Quartet transmuting everything it plays. Its efforts succeeded in reaching the audience: the long program was a continually transportive experience."

San Francisco Classical Voice

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