The Aga Khan Music Initiative and the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet have inaugurated a pioneering musical collaboration in 2008 – a partnership that brings the quartet together with leading musicians on AKMI roster to compose, arrange, and perform new music rooted in Eastern tradition. Founded 40 years ago, Kronos is celebrated for its singular commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet.
In 2008, the AKMI-Kronos collaboration produced two music programmes, featuring compositions by Homayoun Sakhi for Afghan rubab, tabla, and string quartet, and works for the Kronos Quartet and the Alim Qasimov Ensemble.
The third programme, inaugurated in 2014, features arrangements by Fodé Lassana Diabaté and Jacob Garchik for Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali.
All new works are commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Kronos Performing Arts Association.
More information on the Kronos Quartet: http://www.kronosquartet.org/about
|Name||Performance Year With AKMI|
|Kronos Quartet & Homayoun Sakhi Trio||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016|
|Kronos Quartet & Alim Qasimov Ensemble||2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016|
|Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali||2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Kronos Quartet with Wu Man, and Sirojiddin Juraev||2018|
|AKMI master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté||2018|