Del Sol String Quartet

Calendar

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Dark Queen Mantra Album Release
Aug 25 all-day

Del Sol releases its ninth full-length album featuring the music of Terry Riley and Stefano Scodanibbio!

More info & pre-order (available soon!)

Aug
26
Sat
2017
Alley Cat Bookshop Album Release Event (San Francisco)
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, with some discussions and album signing.

with composer Luciano Chessa as moderator

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Diesel Bookstore Album Release Event (Oakland, CA)
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Del Sol performs selections from their latest album “Dark Queen Mantra”, with some discussions and album signing.

with musicologist Derek Katz as moderator

**near Rockridge BART

Sep
24
Sun
2017
Ukiah Community Concert Association Concert (Ukiah, CA)
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ukiah Community Concert Association Concert.

Program TBD, including music by Terry Riley and Gabriela Lena Frank.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Berkeley Chamber Performances (Berkeley, CA)
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Del Sol String Quartet: This high-energy quartet of master musicians, two-time Chamber Music America award winner for Adventurous Programming, returns to BCP in a joint celebration of both of our 25th anniversaries and of Lou Harrison’s centenary with classic and fresh works.

Program:

Lou Harrison: String Quartet Set (1978–79)
Samuel Barber: String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 (1935–36)
Gabriela Lena Frank: Milagros
Terry Riley: Wheel and Mythic Birds Waltz

Oct
10
Tue
2017
Dartmouth Residency (Hanover, NH)
Oct 10 – Oct 15 all-day

Residency at Dartmouth College. Details TBA.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Del Sol Quartet and ZOFO, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Del Sol and ZOFO perform at Dartmouth College.

Two acclaimed California-based chamber ensembles combine for a program reflecting the diversity of the Pacific Rim—including works by Terry Riley, Sahba Aminikia and Dartmouth’s own Kui Dong. A two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Del Sol is dedicated to 21st-century music. Grammy-nominated ZOFO is one of the world’s few piano duos focusing on the complex choreography of four hands, one instrument.

Works by Sahba Aminikia, Ryan Brown, Kui Dong, Gabriela Lena Frank, Ben Johnston, Kenji Oh, Pablo Ortiz, Nicholas Pavkovic, Terry Riley and Gabriella Smith.

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Avaloch Farm Music Institute Residency (Boscawen, NH)
Oct 15 – Oct 22 all-day

Residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute.

Outreach performances TBA.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
Richmond Art Center Concert (Richmond, CA)
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibit Joan Brown: In Living Color

Suggested Donation.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Throckmorton Wednesday Noon Concerts (Mill Valley, CA)
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Throckmorton Wednesday Noon Concerts.

Works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Erberk Eryılmaz, and G Song by Terry Riley.

Nov
16
Thu
2017
Whole Sol Festival: Dark Queen Mantra (San Francisco)
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Whole Sol Days: Del Sol String Quartet 25th Anniversary Festival

Dark Queen Mantra: Music of Terry Riley, with special guests Gyan Riley and Terry Riley

More infotickets.  Festival passes also available.  Early bird pricing available through September 17.

Opening night celebrates the music of Terry Riley and the release of Del Sol’s new album, Dark Queen Mantra. The evening features Del Sol’s distinctive, off-book versions of G Song and The Wheel & Mythic Birds Waltz, performed from memory. Guitarist Gyan Riley joins Del Sol in the first performance of an expanded version of Terry Riley’s Dark Queen Mantra. Terry Riley will also play solo and in duo with Gyan.

“Terry Riley doesn’t limit his music within a final double-bar but allows it to keep on growing – he composed more music for us to play after ‘finishing’ Dark Queen Mantra, and so we are performing an expanded version of that piece for the first time on this concert,” Del Sol violinist Benjamin Kreith explains. “As a quartet, we’ve found new energy and growth through the experience of performing Terry’s quartets off-book, by memory. As musicians, we’ve found an inspiring example – Terry has the strength to follow his own path balanced with the humility and curiosity of an eternal student.”

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Whole Sol Festival: It’s Our Party (San Francisco)
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Whole Sol Days: Del Sol String Quartet 25th Anniversary Festival

It’s Our Party: With special audience participation in Gyan Riley’s piece for quartet and ukuleles

More infotickets.  Festival pass also available.  Early bird pricing available through September 17.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3056423

It’s Our Party features three world premieres by young Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz, who brings the irresistible energy of his native folk music to the concert stage; Theresa Wong, a brilliant Berkeley-based composer/improviser, who explores the resonances of “just intonation;” and Gyan Riley, whose new piece for quartet features an audience-participation ukulele choir. This evening also includes electronic soundscapes and visuals by composer Daniel Wohl.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Whole Sol Festival: Kanto Kechua (San Francisco)
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Whole Sol Days: Del Sol String Quartet 25th Anniversary Festival

Kanto Kechua: Music of Gabriela Lena Frank with special guest Gabriela Lena Frank

More info & tickets.  Separate ticketing for festival pass and post-party.  Early bird pricing through September 17.

Closing night features the world premiere of Kanto Kechua by the award-winning, multicultural composer Gabriela Lena Frank, whose music reflects and explores her Peruvian heritage. Frank joins Del Sol with her whirlwind piano playing, and the concert will also include her favorite Andean-inspired chamber music. Equally at home with the Philadelphia Orchestra or volunteering in a rural high school, Gabriela Lena Frank embodies the ideals of musical community.

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Mill Valley Public Library: First Friday (Mill Valley, CA)
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Debuting in January 2011 in celebration of the Library’s centennial year, the ongoing “First Fridays” series presents different narratives, ideas and presentations that an audience might otherwise not consider or experience. First Fridays are for adults and high school students. Programs typically last 90 minutes (including Q&A) and feature a free wine reception before the event. Patrons enjoy the intimate atmosphere and ability to meet our presenters. Attendance ranges between 250 and 300 people.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration highly recommend.

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