Kronos Quartet Interviewed About Music for Change: The Banned Countries

Source: I Care If You Listen.

On March 21, 2020 at 8:00pm, Kronos Quartet will be presenting their program “Music for Change: The Banned Countries” as a part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s Stave Sessions. They will be performing alongside Persian vocalist, Mahsa Vahdat. The idea for this program came as a direct response to the 2017 Executive Orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim-majority countries.

Kronos Quartet has been leading the new music scene as an ensemble with an extensive history of non-profit projects, education, commissioning, and speaking up against injustice. Recently, they launched 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing online for free—50 new works for string quartet composed by 25 women and 25 men. We asked them 5 questions about their upcoming Boston performance and their commitment to social justice.