Fifty for the Future with David Harrington of Kronos Quartet

David Harrington of Kronos Quartet

Photo by Mark Allan

Fifty for the Future. Join Kronos Quartet founder, the legendary David Harrington as he hosts a program of the quartets from Fifty for the Future, a monumental project of Kronos Quartet that created a new catalogue of works for string quartet, from composers around the world. This program features 5 of these amazing works performed by the festival artists.

David Harrington

David Harrington is the founder and Artistic Director of the Kronos Quartet. For more than 40 years, the San Francisco-based group – Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello) – has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 950 works and arrangements for string quartet. They have won over 40 awards, including a Grammy Award and the prestigious Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes.