Kronos Quartet: Fifty for the Future

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET

This classical new music’s legendary chamber group brings their latest legacy project to UMass Amherst to kick off our season! Fifty for the Future is no less than Kronos Quartet’s grand vision for the future of string quartet repertoire. Chosen by the artists from among 50 new works commissioned over six years, this concert program is created by the artists especially for UMass audiences and is sure to be a feast of sight and sound. It will be followed by a livestream post-show conversation.

For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet – David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 60 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet.