“Robust, finely blended ensemble playing, rhythmic alertness and a fearless willingness to take on a wide range of contemporary repertoire” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“…Del Sol’s playing is lush and sonically balanced, with a rhythmic propulsion that remains quick off the mark” – GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE
“All in all, I have no choice but to consider this a potential Recording of the Year.” – MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL
“…with technique to burn….vivid and dynamic” –ABSOLUTE SOUND
The Zia Indians’ ancient symbol for the sacred sun, with arms radiating outward in four directions – north, south, east and west – captures the adventurous spirit and global perspective of this latest CD from Del Sol. Released by GRAMMY® Award-winning Sono Luminus Records in Februrary 2013, ZIA showcases fascinating contemporary works with influences from Peru, Turkey, Spain, Iran and Uzbekistan.
The five composers represented on the album – Gabriela Lena Frank, Lou Harrison, Reza Vali, Jose Evangelista and Elena Kats-Chernin – all trained in the Western European tradition, reach back to ancient and traditional folk music sources and cultures in creating vibrant new music for string quartet.
Producers Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin received a 2013 GRAMMY® nomination for Producer of the Year – Classical for their work on ZIA and other albums.
© Del Sol Performing Arts Organization • Photos by RJ Muna