Kronos Quartet “50 for the Future” Masterclass

Time & Location

  • Apr, 15 2023
  • 2:00 pm
  • Online Event
  • 1133 Broadway, Suite 810 New York, NY 10010 US

About the Masterclass

Join ACMP and members of the Kronos Quartet on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2pm Eastern on Zoom.

We are looking for three adult amateur string quartets, who will learn one piece from the Kronos Quartet’s fascinating library of new works commissioned for the quartet’s 50th Anniversary: 50 for the Future.

If you would like to actively participate – your whole group will play together in one place (with a good internet connection) and join the class via Zoom. There will be a quick soundcheck one hour before the class.

The first step is to put your group together and choose a piece from the 50 for the Future Library, where you can listen to recordings and download parts and scores for FREE.


Then, please fill out this simple survey:


Shortlist of easy to intermediate level pieces:

If you would like to play in one of the classes, feel free to choose from the whole library. However, some of the pieces are rather challenging. If you would like some guidance on finding more manageable works, members of KPAA’s educational team have created a shortlist of pieces from the collection on the easy-to-medium difficulty end of the spectrum:

Guillermo Galindo / Remote Control

Raven Chacon / The Journey of the Horizontal People

Soo Yeon Lyuh / Yessori

Aleksandra Vrebalov / My Desert, My Rose

Missy Mazzoli / Enthusiasm Strategies

Aftab Darvishi / Daughters of Sol

Nicole Lizée / Another Living Soul

Jlin / Little Black Book

Merlijn Twaalfhoven / Play

Charlton Singleton / Testimony

Fodé Lassana Diabaté / Sunjata’s Time

SAXOPHONE ALERT: There is an arrangement of Fodé Lassana Diabaté’s piece Sunjata’s Time for saxophone quartet. Saxophonists will get first dibs on this work! Parts for the arrangement are not up on the Kronos site, but ACMP can obtain them for you.

Joining the class as an audience member:

Stay tuned! Once ACMP has all the ensembles lined up, we will share links to sign up as an audience member for each class. Both classes will also be live-streamed on Facebook and archived on the ACMP YouTube account.


  • Chamber groups needed
  • Chamber mostly string
  • Masterclass
  • Pre-formed groups accepted

Event Organizer

Stephanie Griffin 2126457424