Over Land and Time with Kronos Quartet

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To say that Kronos Quartet has earned a reputation as a tireless champion of new works with diverse collaborators doesn't come close to doing the ensemble justice. With a 30+ year career, over 750 commissioned works and arrangements, over 45 recordings, countless awards, including a newly minted Polar Music Prize and Avery Fisher Prize, and cemented relationships with iconic composers such as Terry Riley, Henryck Gorecki, Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Osvaldo Golijov, Kronos has an unmatched run of razor-sharp, new-music credentials.

To amplify this omnivorous musical appetite, Q2 Music is thrilled to announce a multi-part and multicultural musical travelogue through Kronos's catalog, which will hopefully surprise both the amateur and seasoned musicians alike. From Uzbekistan to Mexico, Vietnam to Lebanon, New Zealand to New York, follow the quartet over land and time.

This week, Wednesday at 4 pm, Thursday at 10 am, and Friday at 4 pm, enjoy hour-long immersions in ever-shifting programs drawing on music from different continents, centuries and cultures, including exclusive selections from two recent, live Kronos performances recorded by Q2 Music on consecutive nights at Greenwich Village's (Le) Poisson Rouge.

We're also excited to offer a giveaway for a pair of tickets to opening night of Kronos' upcoming four-night residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival entitled Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11. To win tickets to the Wednesday, September 21 show, just send an email to q2@wqxr.org with your full name and you'll be entered. The winner will be selected at random and contacted by email on Wednesday morning.