Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

KRONOS Five Decades Tour

Kronos Quartet



9 Mar Thu 7:30 pm




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120 mins

Show Accessibility

Language No Barrier
Language is No Barrier

The majority of this performance is instrumental, with very little speaking, if any.

Venue Accessibility

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Level Access

Level access to seating is available in the stalls when booking aisle seats on either side of the seating map. Please note that you will encounter steady declination in the flooring as you enter the venue halls and stalls, and a steady inclination on your return journey to exit the venue.

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Wheelchair Accessibility

When booking your ticket, you will find seats reserved for people who use wheelchairs clearly marked on the balcony seating map.
The Federation Concert Hall stalls are level access, with the balcony accessible via a lift in the Hotel Grand Chancellor foyer.
Accessible bathrooms are available on Ground Level, to the left of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra box counter.
All public entry points into the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart building are fitted with automatic glass doors.

More information on Federation Concert Hall here.


Kronos Quartet is suitable for all ages


Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

For 50 years, Kronos Quartet has been a trailblazing force in music, committed to fearlessly exploring ways to reimagine the string quartet experience. An avant-garde icon of extraordinary musical breadth and creativity, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of the modern era.

Founded in 1973, Kronos Quartet’s radically adventurous sound has reshaped contemporary chamber music and has broken down barriers between genres. To celebrate Kronos’ five extraordinary decades the Grammy Award-winning group will perform a carefully curated selection of its ground-breaking repertoire, spanning brand new works and classic arrangements from composers around the world.

Kronos has commissioned more than 1,000 works, released 70 recordings and won more than 40 major awards, including three Grammys, the Polar Music and Avery Fisher Prizes. This legendary ensemble has collaborated with everyone from Steve Reich and Philip Glass to Laurie Anderson, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith and even Big Bird.

The 50th anniversary show marks the debut of Kronos Quartet’s recently appointed cellist Paul Wiancko, performing alongside founder and violinist David Harrington, and long-time members John Sherba (violin) and Hank Dutt (viola).

Kronos’ last visit to Hobart was in 1988. Don’t miss these masters of avant-classical in the performance of a lifetime in 2023.


David Harrington (Violin)

John Sherba (Violin)

Hank Dutt (Viola)

Paul Wiancko (Cello)


For Arts Projects Australia (APA)

Director Ian Scobie AM

Director Lee Cumberlidge

Producer Daniel Vorrasi

Marketing Director Dani Ricciardi

Production Manager Mark Muller

Administrator Di Farrell

Arts Projects Australia (APA) is an arts and event management company which operates as a producer and presenter of high quality contemporary performing arts and events.

KRONOS Five Decades Tour Digital Program

Repertoire as follows: 

Jlin (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Little Black Book **
John Oswald / Excerpt from Spectre *
Angélique Kidjo (arr. Jacob Garchik) / YanYanKliYan Senamido #2 **
Aleksandra Vrebalov / My Desert, My Rose **
Nicole Lizée / Selections from ZonelyHearts *
PhoneTap + CCTV
Static Interference
Peni Candra Rini (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Maduswara **
Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings *


Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Excerpt from Escalay (Water Wheel) *
Antonio Haskell (arr. Jacob Garchik) / God Shall Wipe All Tears Away (inspired by Mahalia Jackson) +
Abel Meeropol (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Strange Fruit (inspired by Billie Holiday) +
Steve Reich / Different Trains *

* Written for Kronos
** Written for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire
+ Arranged for Kronos

Watch the trailer


Kronos Quartet presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia