Del Sol String Quartet


Like an underwater explorer taking soundings to determine the location, depth, and structure of objects below the surface, these programs allow us to listen more deeply. Each Soundings focuses on a single musical composition, performed twice. Between the performances, a visual artist presents newly commissioned works. Audience, quartet, and artist share thoughts, insights and impressions. Then a snack and some drinks… and a second listening.

For several years, Del Sol has presented a series of Soundings at the Center For New Music in San Francisco. Soundings is also available as a touring program in collaboration with local artists anywhere.

For a glimpse into a Soundings performance, read the SFCV review of Soundings 2.1

2016-2017 Season

Soundings 4.1  [October 20, 2016]
Lembit Beecher (b.1980) “These Memories May Be True” with animation by the composer

Soundings 4.2 [February 2, 2017]
Ben Johnston (b.1926) “Crossings” with Elmore Demott, photographer

Soundings 4.3 [June 15, 2017]
Caroline Shaw (b.1982) “Entr’acte” with Eric Schraderbonsai artist

2015-2016 Season +

2014-2015 Season +

2013-2014 Season +


Find out more information about our additional repertoire.

Soundings “image” by Jan Wurm

© Del Sol Performing Arts Organization • Photos by RJ Muna