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kronos quartet 

Kronos Quartet

November 13, 2023, 7:30PM

PNC Theatre, 350 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15222


  • Sam Green/Kronos  Five Decades Video *
  • Severiano Briseño arr. Osvaldo Golijov El Sinaloense (The Man from Sinaloa) +
  • Peni Candra Rini arr. Jacob Garchik  Maduswara **
  • George Crumb God-music from Black Angels
  • Aleksandra Vrebalov Gold Came from Space *
  • Nicole Lizée Death to Kosmische *
  • Laurie Anderson arr. Jacob Garchik Flow +
  • Stacy Garrop Glorious Mahalia * 

Featuring the recorded voices of Mahalia Jackson and Studs Terkel         

* Written for Kronos; ** Written for Kronos Fifty for the Future; + Arranged for Kronos

 “The Kronos Quartet has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do.”

– The New York Times

David Harrington, violin

John Sherba, violin

Hank Dutt, viola,

Paul Wiancko, cello.

Kronos’ 50th anniversary tour celebrates the ensemble’s contributions to the genre with a dynamic mix of new compositions, signature pieces, and commissioned works from Kronos Fifty for the Future.

Since its founding, Kronos has been transforming the string quartet into a living art form. From collaborating with emerging composers around the globe to commissioning and performing socially conscious works, Kronos has consistently explored how music can magnify the critical issues of our time.

One of the most celebrated and influential groups of our era, Kronos has given thousands of concerts worldwide, released more than 70 recordings, commissioned more than 1,000 works and arrangements, and collaborated with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers.

This concert is generously sponsored in part by Russell and Kathy Ayres.