Del Sol String Quartet

Calendar

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Del Sol Chamberfest 2018 (San Francisco)
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm

ChamberFest is an exciting, intensive weekend chamber music workshop for adult non-professional string players. Held in the intimate setting of an Ashbury Heights residence in San Francisco, this dynamic program features two days of hands-on coaching by the Del Sol String Quartet.

Ensembles will receive two days of coaching on their choice of repertoire (plus a short work by our resident composer) with members of the Del Sol Quartet.  (Suggestions will be made for other short contemporary works to explore during the weekend.)   In addition to the extensive coaching, participants will enjoy great food & drink, an intimate concert by Del Sol, and two intriguing, pragmatic workshops.  (Workshops have included topics on: ensemble, rhythm, intonation, the physical aspects of playing , contemporary repertoire and more.)

No audition required. Application due November 27.

Dates & Times: Saturday January 27 (9AM-7:30PM) & Sunday January 28 (9AM-4PM)

Cost: Tuition is $300/weekend including food.  Limited scholarships available.

Ensembles: This workshop focuses on the string quartet and is available to 6 ensembles.  These can include quartet “plus” (e.g. quintet, sextet).  We are limited to one group including piano, so please contact Chamberfest specifically (kathryn@delsolquartet.com). Mixed string/wind ensembles accepted on a limited basis.

Preformed groups are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted from individual players and incomplete groups (2-3 people looking for additional players), but we cannot guarantee assignment to a group.

We will be joined this year by extraordinary cellist and composer Theresa Wong, who will explore her compositional aesthetics of intersecting composed music with improvisation and outside genres.  At the house concert, Del Sol will share her new work for quartet written in honor of their 25th anniversary. New in 2018 – Participants will break up the long hours of playing with a neck and shoulders stretching class led by yoga instructor Mary Anne Shinta.

Feb
4
Sun
2018
Del Sol Chamberfest 2018 (San Francisco)
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

ChamberFest is an exciting, intensive weekend chamber music workshop for adult non-professional string players. Held in the intimate setting of an Ashbury Heights residence in San Francisco, this dynamic program features two days of hands-on coaching by the Del Sol String Quartet.

Ensembles will receive two days of coaching on their choice of repertoire (plus a short work by our resident composer) with members of the Del Sol Quartet.  (Suggestions will be made for other short contemporary works to explore during the weekend.)   In addition to the extensive coaching, participants will enjoy great food & drink, an intimate concert by Del Sol, and two intriguing, pragmatic workshops.  (Workshops have included topics on: ensemble, rhythm, intonation, the physical aspects of playing , contemporary repertoire and more.)

No audition required. Application due November 27.

Dates & Times: Saturday January 27 (9AM-7:30PM) & Sunday January 28 (9AM-4PM)

Cost: Tuition is $300/weekend including food.  Limited scholarships available.

Ensembles: This workshop focuses on the string quartet and is available to 6 ensembles.  These can include quartet “plus” (e.g. quintet, sextet).  We are limited to one group including piano, so please contact Chamberfest specifically (kathryn@delsolquartet.com). Mixed string/wind ensembles accepted on a limited basis.

Preformed groups are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted from individual players and incomplete groups (2-3 people looking for additional players), but we cannot guarantee assignment to a group.

We will be joined this year by extraordinary cellist and composer Theresa Wong, who will explore her compositional aesthetics of intersecting composed music with improvisation and outside genres.  At the house concert, Del Sol will share her new work for quartet written in honor of their 25th anniversary. New in 2018 – Participants will break up the long hours of playing with a neck and shoulders stretching class led by yoga instructor Mary Anne Shinta.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Getting to Know Your Living Composer (Concord, MA)
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A student’s introduction to contemporary music through the string quartet.
The award-winning internationally-recognized Del Sol String Quartet will explore the often mysterious or misunderstood world of music written by today’s composers, by sharing the musical (and real life!) stories of a few of their favorite composers.
All ages welcome! Suggested door donation $5-20/family.
A fun fact: cellist Kathryn Bates is a Concord, MA native!
Seating limited to 100.
**This event is held in conjunction with the Quartet’s “Music from the Library” performance Saturday 2/10 @ 8PM at the Concord Main Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.
Feb
21
Wed
2018
Boonville High School Quartet Composition Residency (Boonville, CA)
Feb 21 all-day
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 (Boonville, CA)
Apr 30 all-day
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
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!

© Del Sol Performing Arts Organization • Photos by RJ Muna • Website by Anna Singer