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Kronos Quartet

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Tuesday 19 August 2014
  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 50 minutes approximately

Philip Glass String Quartet No 6
Clint Mansell Music from The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Kronos Quartet has commissioned and performed more than 800 new works, as well as collaborated with a rich collection of global musicians.

To complement its film project Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, it gives a special recital focusing on its collaborations with two artists whose work spans both classical and popular culture.

Philip Glass has collaborated with the Kronos players since the 1970s. His String Quartet No 6, written for and premiered by Kronos last year, is a hugely powerful work, dark and brooding in places.

Clint Mansell is the former lead singer of alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself, and as a composer has scored several films by the acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky. Kronos performs Mansell's music from Aronofsky's The Fountain and the cult classic Requiem for a Dream.


The Guardian

The Kronos Quartet doesn't just give a performance, it puts on a show

The Herald, Festval 2010

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Kronos Quartet

Philip Glass String Quartet No 6
Clint Mansell Music from The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream

Kronos Quartet - The Scotsman

August 21st 2014

★ ★ ★ ★

"Impossible to pin down stylistically, the Kronos Quartet are like chameleons, dipping curiously into whatever genres, artforms and influences catch their eclectic eye"

Review by: 

Susan Nickalls

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - The Herald

August 19th 2014

★ ★ ★ 

"resolutly contemporary and geographically insatiably curious"

Review by: 

Keith Bruce

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - Edinburgh Evening News

August 21st 2014

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

"This is one of those extraordinary shows which deserved more than one performance"

Review by: 

John McLellan

Photo: Jay Blakesberg

This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.
The 2015 Festival programme is now available to book online.


Grand circle: £34 £26 £16
Stalls: £34 £26 £20
Upper circle: £20 £16 £10

Current discounts

Kronos Quartet multibuy: 20% off
Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed people: 50% off
Equity/MU cardholders: 50% off