Del Sol String Quartet


RED NOTE New Music Festival – Composition Workshop 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 composers chosen for this festival from around the country.

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

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” (premiere of revised version) and works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Lou Harrison and Ben Johnston.

Free event – RSVP here.

Note: Location of this event has moved from the Levine School to the Cosmos Club. 

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.

Performing live:

Zoë Keating
Del Sol String Quartet
Mason Bates
Justin Reed
Derek Hena
Homer Hsu

Lou Harrison 100th Celebration (Joshua Tree, CA)
May 14 all-day

“Cherish Conserve Consider Create” A Global Day of Art Making and Conservation to Honor the 100th Birthday of Lou Harrison”

Del Sol participates in a day-long celebration of Lou Harrison’s 100th, at Harrison House in Joshua Tree.

Soundings 4.3 (San Francisco)
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Note date change!

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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