The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam presents:
Fifty for the Future

Fifty new compositions for the string quartet - May 6th and 7th in Muziekgebouw and BIMHUIS

The American Kronos Quartet has commissioned fifty composers from all over the world to write a new string quartet. On the 6th and 7th May 2023, the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam proudly presents Kronos’ Fifty for the Future.

Kronos' Fifty for the Future came into fruition through Kronos Quartet's long standing collaboration with prominent and emerging composers. These fifty pieces reflect the rich sounds of the world, composed by some of the most relevant and up-and-coming composers of our time. Ten extraordinary quartets will perform all fifty new compositions in one weekend, a unique experience only available in Amsterdam. For those who wish, all fifty pieces can be heard during the weekend, totaling approximately eight hours of music. This is an unmissable event for lovers of the string quartet.


With 50 composers, including Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Rhiannon Giddens, Paul Wiancko, Jlin Patton, Angélique Kidjo, Aftab Darvishi, Merlijn Twaalfhoven and Fodé Lassana Diabaté, 50 for the Future is a revolutionary project with an executed mission. The project has created a rich repertoire in which everyone can find something to identify with. During the Kronos’ Fifty for the Future Weekend Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Jlin, Aleksandra Vrebalov en Charlton Singleton, among others, will present their work and participate in talks and panel discussions.

Each piece is a real piece, a real investment in making a future in music possible - David Harrington, Kronos Quartet

Order your tickets with a 30% discount using the following discount code: 50FRIENDS

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