Kronos Quartet Second Master Class: Saturday, April 15

Photo by Evan Neff: The Kronos Quartet live at the 2015 Kronos Festival

ACMP’s first master class with the Kronos Quartet was a hit and the second one is right around the corner!

Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 2pm to 5pm Eastern on Zoom and live-streamed on YouTube


Three quartets will play for Kronos Quartet founding second violinist John Sherba and violist Hank Dutt. (And one of the three groups is a saxophone quartet!)

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 amazing composers Angélique Kidjo’s YanYanKliYan Senamido ; Fodé Lassana Diabaté’s Sunjata’s Time, arranged for saxophone quartet; and Wu Man’s Two Chinese Paintings.

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

Angélique Kidjo: YanYanKliYan Senamido 

  • Jonathan Wang – violin
  • Peter Aupperle – violin
  • Elliot Isaacson – viola
  • Evan Dunnell – cello

Fodé Lassana Diabaté: Sunjata’s Time (arr. for saxophone quartet)

  • Gavin Martellotti- Soprano Saxophone
  • Ruben Gedlaman- Alto Saxophone
  • Jack Beatenhead- Tenor Saxophone
  • Kedrick Adams- Baritone Saxophone

Wu Man: Two Chinese Paintings

  • Paris Milane – violin
  • Robin Casey – violin
  • Aldo Ruiz-Alonso – viola
  • Veronika Alter – cello

Q and A with second violinist John Sherba and violist Hank Dutt of the Kronos Quartet

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



Watch the firs Masterclass with Kronos Quartet founding first violinist David Harrington and cellist Sunny Yang

Watch the first masterclass

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