After an astounding 50 years, multi-GRAMMY Award winner Kronos Quartet shows no signs of slowing down. The group performs original and evocative chamber music compositions, led by violinist and founder David Harrington. Over the years, Kronos has performed more than 1,000 pieces, played Carnegie Hall and collaborated with the likes of Philip Glass, Patti Smith and Steve Reich.
In its return to Purdue University, the San Francisco ensemble continues to challenge and reimagine what a string quartet can be on its Five Decades tour. Kronos will perform new commissions, signature works from its vast repertoire, and pieces from its free-access commissioning project, Kronos Fifty for the Future. A recent concert review saw The New York Times rave about Kronos’ “malleable virtuosity” and “wellspring” of memorable music.