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


Three string quartets will play for Kronos Quartet founding first violinist David Harrington and cellist Sunny Yang. The groups will join the online master class from Pocatello, Idaho; San Francisco, California; and New Paltz, New York.

The ensembles were encouraged to browse through the Kronos Quartet’s extensive 50 for the Future Online Library of new works commissioned for the Kronos Quartet’s 50th Anniversary. They chose pieces by three American composers from widely divergent esthetic backgrounds: Ken Benshoof’s sweeter than wine; Charlton Singleton’s Testimony; and Missy Mazzoli’s Enthusiasm Strategies.

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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