That’s a milestone that few performing ensembles achieve, and it’s clearly grounds for celebration. For the past 50 years, Kronos has been focused on the new, and the next – the next commissioned work, the next tour, the next album, the next education opportunity. Kronos’ five decades are not just a history to look back on – they are a platform, built to propel Kronos forward. The KRONOS Five Decades Project is a platform that rests squarely upon four pillars: Creation, Performance, Education, and Preservation. Throughout the 2023/24 season, the KRONOS Five Decades Project will unveil major new initiatives in each of these areas, including commissions, performances, educational residencies, digital projects, and recordings. There is also a “fifth pillar”that infuses and empowers all the rest: Community. Kronos’ achievement of its 50-year milestone is due in large part to both the support of and collaboration with one of the most wide-ranging and innovative international communities in all of the arts: composers, artists, educators, students, concertgoers, and crucially, arts presenters. We look forward to creating a KRONOS Five Decades Project engagement that celebrates creation, the future, and your community.