Del Sol String Quartet

Calendar

Feb
21
Wed
2018
Boonville High School Quartet Composition Residency (Boonville, CA)
Feb 21 @ 8:10 am – 9:50 am
Mar
2
Fri
2018
Opera Workshop with Nathaniel Stookey & ACT (San Francisco, CA)
Mar 2 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
19
Thu
2018
Miller Theatre: Composer Portraits Frederic Rzewski (New York, NY)
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single composer in depth, offering contemporary composers and performers a space to explore, experiment, and make significant contributions to the field.

Dedicated to the adventurous artists and audiences at the forefront of new music, Composer Portraits champion the work of today’s most inspiring composers, and this season is no exception.

For more than a decade, Miller’s flagship series has exposed audiences to the boundary-breaking music of today. This season, we offer an in-depth look at six composers—hailing from Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Massachusetts, and Brooklyn—in these evening-length immersions, including the chance to hear directly from the composers during onstage discussions.

Though American composer Frederic Rzewski is best known for his powerfully moving scores responding to social and political uprisings around the world, one of his earliest pieces was of a more familiar variety—a string quartet, composed when he was just 17 years old. Now approaching 80, Rzewski is still composing. For his second appearance on the Composer Portraits series, Miller highlights this very early work, followed by the world premiere of Rzewski’s latest string quartet, co-commissioned for the occasion.

Repertoire

  • Words for string quartet  (2018) world premiere, Miller Theatre and Del Sol Performing Arts co-commission
  • String Quartet  (1955)
Apr
28
Sat
2018
April in Santa Cruz Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz, CA)
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
29
Sun
2018
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (Boonville, CA)
Apr 29 all-day
Apr
30
Mon
2018
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music Concert (Boonville, CA)
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
1
Tue
2018
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (Boonville, CA)
May 1 all-day
May
2
Wed
2018
Boonville High School Quartet Composition Residency & Concert (Booneville, CA)
May 2 all-day
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (Boonville, CA)
May 2 all-day
May
3
Thu
2018
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (Boonville, CA)
May 3 all-day
May
4
Fri
2018
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music (Boonville, CA)
May 4 all-day
May
11
Fri
2018
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Collaborative performance with DJ Spooky and choreographer Stacey Printz.

May
12
Sat
2018
DJ Spooky “Arctic Rhythms” (San Francisco)
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Collaborative performance with DJ Spooky and choreographer Stacey Printz.

May
22
Tue
2018
Sympho: “Framed” (Brooklyn, NY)
May 22 all-day

New Compositions with Film

With Living Earth Show

Jun
4
Mon
2018
Soundings Five Festival (San Francisco)
Jun 4 all-day
Jun
5
Tue
2018
Soundings Five Festival (San Francisco)
Jun 5 all-day
Jun
25
Mon
2018
Quartetfest (San Francisco)
Jun 25 all-day

Quartetfest 2018, the Del Sol String Quartet’s annual premiere workshop trains young string players in the art of chamber music and guides a creative journey of musical discoveries and fun.

This five-day summer workshop is a superb opportunity for intensive rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, and performances. Students will also engage in composer projects, learn relevant music theory & history, explore the physics of music, and create a sound collage from sounds they collect throughout the week.

Details and application to be available soon!

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Quartetfest (San Francisco)
Jun 26 all-day

Quartetfest 2018, the Del Sol String Quartet’s annual premiere workshop trains young string players in the art of chamber music and guides a creative journey of musical discoveries and fun.

This five-day summer workshop is a superb opportunity for intensive rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, and performances. Students will also engage in composer projects, learn relevant music theory & history, explore the physics of music, and create a sound collage from sounds they collect throughout the week.

Details and application to be available soon!

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Quartetfest (San Francisco)
Jun 27 all-day

Quartetfest 2018, the Del Sol String Quartet’s annual premiere workshop trains young string players in the art of chamber music and guides a creative journey of musical discoveries and fun.

This five-day summer workshop is a superb opportunity for intensive rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, and performances. Students will also engage in composer projects, learn relevant music theory & history, explore the physics of music, and create a sound collage from sounds they collect throughout the week.

Details and application to be available soon!

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Quartetfest (San Francisco
Jun 28 all-day

Quartetfest 2018, the Del Sol String Quartet’s annual premiere workshop trains young string players in the art of chamber music and guides a creative journey of musical discoveries and fun.

This five-day summer workshop is a superb opportunity for intensive rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, and performances. Students will also engage in composer projects, learn relevant music theory & history, explore the physics of music, and create a sound collage from sounds they collect throughout the week.

Details and application to be available soon!

Jun
29
Fri
2018
Quartetfest (San Francisco)
Jun 29 all-day

Quartetfest 2018, the Del Sol String Quartet’s annual premiere workshop trains young string players in the art of chamber music and guides a creative journey of musical discoveries and fun.

This five-day summer workshop is a superb opportunity for intensive rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses, and performances. Students will also engage in composer projects, learn relevant music theory & history, explore the physics of music, and create a sound collage from sounds they collect throughout the week.

Details and application to be available soon!

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