Kronos Quartet live in Vienna
May 15, 2024 at Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria
On May 15, 2024, the renowned Kronos Quartet will be performing at the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. Known for their innovative approach to classical music, the quartet has gained international acclaim for their diverse repertoire and groundbreaking collaborations.
Kronos Quartet is a string ensemble consisting of David Harrington and John Sherba on violin, Hank Dutt on viola, and Sunny Yang on cello. Formed in 1973 in Seattle, Washington, the quartet has been pushing the boundaries of classical music ever since. Their unique style combines elements of classical, contemporary, jazz, and world music, resulting in a captivating fusion that appeals to a wide range of audiences.
With an extensive discography spanning over four decades, Kronos Quartet has become known for their adventurous spirit and willingness to explore new musical territories. They have commissioned and premiered countless works by renowned composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and many others. Additionally, they have collaborated with prominent artists from various genres including rock musician David Bowie, Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, and Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla.
The Wiener Konzerthaus is an esteemed concert hall located in the heart of Vienna. Built between 1897 and 1913 in the historic style of the Viennese Ringstraße buildings, it stands as a testament to the city's rich cultural heritage. The venue boasts exceptional acoustics and an elegant architectural design that creates an intimate atmosphere for both performers and audiences.
Throughout its history, the Wiener Konzerthaus has hosted numerous world-class musicians and orchestras from around the globe. It serves as a hub for classical music enthusiasts and offers a diverse program that encompasses symphony concerts, chamber music performances, recitals, and more.