Del Sol String Quartet

Calendar

Mar
11
Sat
2017
Prohibition Era Concert (San Francisco)
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

themed Prohibition era concert with period attire.  private event.

Mar
12
Sun
2017
House Concert (Vacaville, CA)
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contact Del Sol Quartet for details.

Mar
13
Mon
2017
“Intersections: An SF State Of Mind” (San Francisco)
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An SF State of Mind

An exhilarating evening of live performance, discussion and demonstrations, where you will learn about the latest trends in biotechnology and how they are shaping and informing musical creativity.

Check out demos from some of the coolest new companies and artists blazing a trail in this exciting space.

Discover what goes on ‘under the hood’ of human interaction when the renowned Del Sol String Quartet synchronize their brainwaves via EEG in live performance.

Use Emotiv’s brain monitoring system as an audience member and track your brain state throughout the evening.

Explore principles of music cognition and perception with leading neuroscientists, composers and performers at this unique event that takes place during the 2017 Experiential Technology (XTECH) Conference in San Francisco.

This event is produced in collaboration with the Manhattan Producer’s Alliance and The Center For New Music.

We are grateful for the support of our SPONSORS DOLBY LABORATORIES and EMOTIV Inc.

Light refreshments will be served.

Register here.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Sculthorpe Program @Univ of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Earth Cry: The Del Sol String Quartet”

Del Sol and didjeridu master Stephen Kent perform the complete works for string quartet and didjeridu by Peter Sculthorpe.

Pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm.

Recording of the complete Sculthorpe works for quartet + didjeridu available here.

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Concert @Akron Art Museum (Akron, OH)
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday Musical Association: FUZE Series

Del Sol and didjeridu master Stephen Kent perform works for string quartet and didjeridu by Peter Sculthorpe. Also string quartets by Gabriela Lena Frank, Ben Johnston and Terry Riley. All FUZE concerts include refreshments and opportunities to engage with the performers.

Recording of the complete Sculthorpe works for quartet + didjeridu available here.

Mar
27
Mon
2017
RED NOTE New Music Festival performance (Normal, IL)
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Del Sol is guest performers for the RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University.

Works by Lembit Beecher, Gabriela Lena Frank, Lou Harrison, Huang Ruo and Ben Johnston.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Augustana College Student Quartet Readings (Rock Island, IL)
Mar 28 all-day

Student quartet readings, Augustana College.

Afternoon. Details TBA.

Augustana College Career Development Class (Rock Island, IL)
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Lunch and Learn” Career Development Class, Augustana College.

Mar
29
Wed
2017
RED NOTE New Music Festival Student Works Performance (Normal, IL)
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Del Sol is guest performers for the RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University.

This concert will feature guest ensembles Del Sol Quartet and loadbang. The ensembles will present eight world premieres of chamber works by talented student composers from around the country.

Del Sol performs string quartets by Alex Berko, David T. Bridges, Ian Evans Guthrie and Daniel Harrison.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Levine Music Concert (Washington, DC)
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Levine Music presents: “Composition Weekend: String Theory – Concert: Del Sol String Quartet”

The 2017 Composition Weekend brings together the provocative intensity and contagious engergy of the Del Sol with the rigorous poetry of composer Jeffrey Mumford and Levine high school composers. We will explore how string theory can be a parallel with the fusion of rhythmic energy, multi-voiced textures, and imaginative timbres that light up music.

Join us on Friday, April 7 at 7PM for Concert: Del Sol String Quartet
and Saturday, April 8 at 10AM for a Masterclass: Jeffrey Mumford and the Del Sol.

Program includes Jeffrey Mumford’s “The Promise of the Far Horizon” and other works TBA.

RSVP here.

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Levine Music Composition Masterclass (Washington, DC)
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Levine Music presents: “Composition Weekend: String Theory – Masterclass: Jeffrey Mumford and the Del Sol”

The 2017 Composition Weekend brings together the provocative intensity and contagious engergy of the Del Sol with the rigorous poetry of composer Jeffrey Mumford and Levine high school composers. We will explore how string theory can be a parallel with the fusion of rhythmic energy, multi-voiced textures, and imaginative timbres that light up music.
Join us on Friday, April 7 at 7PM for Concert: Del Sol String Quartet
and Saturday, April 8 at 10AM for a Masterclass: Jeffrey Mumford and the Del Sol.

RSVP here.

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Mercury Soul presents: California Mystics (San Francisco)
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Mercury Soul presents: California Mystics

Come help us celebrate the revolutionary music of California composers Steve Reich, Harry Partch, LaMonte Young, and Zoe Keating. We’ll also have some special guests from the playa of Burning Man joining us for the Post-party! More info TBA.

Del Sol performs Terry Riley and works TBA.


May
11
Thu
2017
Soundings 4.3 (San Francisco)
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Soundings is an artistic journey that delves deeply into the musical language of one piece; the evening is an exploration with two performances, in-depth discussions, and curated visual art. Soundings 4.3 features Caroline Shaw’s “Entr’acte {a minuet and trio}”, with bonsai presentation by Eric Schrader.

6:30PM – reception with the artists
7:00PM – performance, & discussions

Caroline Shaw (b. 1982) is the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music (2013) for her enigmatic “Partita for 8 Voices,” described by the jury as a “highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects.” Born in North Carolina, she began playing the violin at the age of two and started composing at age 10. She is also a Grammy Award winning singer in the contemporary vocal group Roomful of Teeth, a violinist with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and has performed and collaborated with other musicians, including Kanye West. As a composer, Shaw has been commissioned by the Carmel Bach Festival, Cincinnati Symphony, Guggenheim Museum and others. She holds degrees from Rice, Yale and is a doctoral candidate in composition at Princeton.

Eric Schrader is a San Francisco-based bonsai enthusiast, photographer, and writer, who grew up in Boonville, CA, among redwoods, oaks and buckeye trees. Bonsai, the art of planting and caring for miniature trees in pots, has a long history in the Bay Area beginning in the 1800’s with Japanese immigration. Schrader is president of the Bonsai Society of SF, teaches bonsai classes and has been featured in local magazines and blogs. His art form captures the essence of trees as living sculptures and provides an avenue for exploring the natural world, cultural tradition, artistic voice, and compositional process.

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