2019 Composition Commission: Kronos Quartet

To celebrate Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday, the FreshGrass Foundation commissioned the world-renowned string ensemble Kronos Quartet to create Music for Change: Pete Seeger @ 100, a multi-artist exploration of Seeger’s musical legacy.

The group is collaborated with composers such as Jacob Garchik and a host of guest vocalists and fellow musicians, including Aoife O’Donovan, Sam Amidon, and Lee Knight as they tip their hats to Pete — a man who, together with his wife, Toshi, employed his prominence and musical fortitude to advance human kindness and social action with an indefatigable dedication, deeply felt integrity, and humility that resonates across generations. Also, be on the lookout for the album Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger set to release in October 2020.