The venerated contemporary classical group Kronos Quartet embark on a tour of North America as they move into their fifth decade. One of the world's most sought-after vessels for groundbreaking compositions, Kronos Quartet are known for performing pioneering music from both within the contemporary classical sphere and beyond. Since their foundation in 1973 they have performed over a thousand commissions, from composers and artists as diverse and wide-ranging as as Steve Reich, Bjork, Philip Glass, Frank Zappa, Nine Inch Nails, Arvo Part, Paul McCartney and many, many more.
Their most recent album, Songs and Symphoniques: The Music of Moondog is a collaboration with Brooklyn jazz and avant-garde group Ghost Train Orchestra, re-working lesser-known pieces of music from the 1920s and 30s into something entirely new. Currently formed of violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, Violist Hank Dutt and cellist and composer Paul Wiancko, the group's ever evolving membership ensures constant new energy, pushing the boundaries with every new work.