The NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center joins lead partner Carnegie Hall and an adventurous list of legacy partners on an ambitious multi-year commissioning initiative with Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association.
Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire is a string quartet commissioning, performance, education and legacy project of unprecedented scope and potential impact. Beginning in the 2015/16 season, Kronos’ Fifty for the Future will commission a collection of 50 new works — ten per year for five years — devoted to the most recent approaches to the string quartet, designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. The works will be commissioned from an eclectic group of composers — 25 men and 25 women — and the collection will represent the truly globe-spanning state of the art of the string quartet in the 21st century
The NYUAD Arts Center is committed to arts education, artistic creation and research alongside the presenting of some of the world's finest performers. This project with Kronos Quartet — with NYUAD Arts Center as the sole academic partner in the Middle East — marks one of the NYUAD Arts Center's inaugural activities supporting the creation of vital new work, alongside its co-commissioning of puppet theater troupe Phantom Limb Company's Memory Rings.
Visit the Kronos Quartet website to learn more about the project.