Kronos Quartet The Kronos Quartet is known for its unique artistic vision and dedication to experimentation. Since its inception in 1973, Kronos has assembled a body of work unparalleled in its range and scope of expression.

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Trio da Kali and Kronos Quartet's album, Ladilikan, is available now. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet: A Happy Marriage Of Tradition And Rule-Breaking

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Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

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Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik enlisted three guitarists and a drummer for his winding new concept album, Ye Olde. Peter Gannushkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Prog-Jazz Suite About Architecture? Jacob Garchik Does It All

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01Cercle du Nord III

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Fela Kuti's "Sorrow, Tears and Blood" performed by the Kronos Quartet and the vibrant Abena Koomson and Sahr Ngaujah. Kevin Yatarola/courtesy of Lincoln Center hide caption

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Kronos Quartet: Behind The Scenes And Out Of Doors

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The Kronos Quartet (from left): David Harrington, John Sherba, Sunny Yang and Hank Dutt. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years

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Kronos Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

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Terry Riley, Composing on 'The Cusp of Magic'

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Kronos Quartet Plays Bollywood, With Asha Bhosle

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Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle in Studio on World Cafe - 10/05/2005

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Kronos Quartet's 'Nuevo'

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