Kronos Quartet Master Class Repertoire Reveal:

Works by Ken Benshoof, Charlton Singleton and Missy Mazzoli on Saturday, November 12

Clockwise from the left: Composers Ken Benshoof, Charlton Singleton and Missy Mazzoli

ACMP’s first master class with the Kronos Quartet is right around the corner!

Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 2pm to 5pm Eastern on Zoom and live-streamed on YouTube

WATCH THE LIVE STREAM ON YOUTUBE




Get ready for a fantastic musical journey as three talented string quartets gear up to perform for David Harrington, the founding first violinist of the renowned Kronos Quartet, along with the amazing cellist Sunny Yang. These ensembles, each hailing from a different corner of the United States — Pocatello, Idaho; San Francisco, California; and New Paltz, New York — are gearing up to take part in an unforgettable online master class.

But that’s not all! In the spirit of exploration, these ensembles have delved deep into the treasure trove of the Kronos Quartet’s 50 for the Future Online Library. This library is a remarkable collection of new works commissioned to celebrate the Kronos Quartet’s 50th Anniversary. From this rich repository, they’ve handpicked pieces by three American composers, each representing a unique and captivating artistic style:

I highly recommend that you click on the links for each piece and download the scores (for free!) so you can follow along. On the web page for each piece, you can also listen to the Kronos Quartet’s recording and watch interviews with each composer.

If you come up with any questions about the pieces, members of the Kronos Quartet will answer them at the end of the class.

Kronos Quartet 50 for the Future Master Class Program

Missy Mazzoli: Enthusiasm Strategies (2019)

Idaho State-Civic Symphony String Quartet

  • Jenna Kraemer, violin 1
  • Lyman Asay, violin 2
  • Nell Flanders, viola
  • Kaiya Waggoner, cello

Ken Benshoof: sweeter than wine (2015)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music String Quartet

  • Alyssa Tong, violin 1
  • Matthew Vousé, violin 2
  • Hannah Wendorf, viola
  • Elmer Carter III, cello

Charlton Singleton: Testimony (2019)

SUNY New Paltz String Quartet

  • Martin Moehn Aguayo, violin 1
  • Nicola Kelly, violin 2
  • Saskia Kamerling, viola
  • Abigail Dentico, cello

Q and A with first violinist David Harrington and cellist Sunny Yang of the Kronos Quartet

Please join us on Zoom or watch the livestream on YouTube.

Reserve your spot now!

And I hope you will be inspired to sign up to play for the next online master class with the Kronos Quartet on Saturday, April 15 at 2pm Eastern on Zoom.

Register to play on April 15

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