»50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire«

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO »YanYanKliYan Senamido #2«, arranged by JACOB GARCHIK (European premiere)


PENI CANDRA RINI »Maduswara«, arranged by JACOB GARCHIK

INTI FIGGIS-VIZUETA »branching patterns« (European premiere)


MISSY MAZZOLI »Enthusiasm Strategies«

TERRY RILEY »This Assortment of Atoms – One Time Only! Movement 3« (European premiere)

JOHN OSWALD Excerpts from »Spectre

PHILIP GLASS Quartet Movement

Kronos Quartet
David Harrington violin

John Sherba violin

Hank Dutt viola

Sunny Yang cello

Many well-known pieces in music history were written on commission. The Kronos Quartet continues this tradition with its project »50 for the Future«: in order to expand the limited string quartet repertoire of the 21st century, they have asked 50 composers from all over the world for new works. Both the works already written since 2015 and those yet to be composed take a participatory approach: their scores are accessible for free and complemented by listening samples and interviews. This expands not only the repertoire, but also contemporary performance practice – a rich contribution to string quartets of the future. The Kronos Quartet offers in-depth master classes,

both in Ludwigsburg and elsewhere. Its collaboration with local string quartets will be given a platform before and during this concert as well.

As it did in Ludwigsburg, the Kronos Quartet deepens this work in masterclasses. Their collaboration with local string quartets is also heard before and in this concert.

The event will take place as planned in the Courtyard of the Ludwigsburg Castle.

This engagement is supported in part by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International, a program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Image © Jay Blakesberg

dates and tickets


21 May



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