Del Sol String Quartet

Whole Sol Festival

Del Sol Quartet Celebrates 25 Years

November 16-18, 2017

For Del Sol’s 25th season, this festival of three concerts celebrated California’s distinct musical legacy of unfettered invention, openness, cultural inclusion, and innovation, at the  Taube Atrium Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.

Preview Articles:

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Mercury News, San Jose


Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Download the program booklet for detailed bios and program notes.

Thursday, November 16: Dark Queen Mantra
Music of Terry Riley with special guests Gyan Riley and Terry Riley



Friday, November 17: It’s Our Party

Special guests Gyan Riley, Theresa Wong, Daniel Wohl, and the audience uke choir!

7:30PM: Composers Talk  – don’t miss it!



Sign up to join the ukulele choir – This will be part of the world premiere of Gyan Riley’s new piece “Vernal”!  

More information for the uke choir. 

Watch Maggie Perkes demonstrate how to play Vernal with her uke tutorial video.

Saturday, November 18: Kanto Kechua
Music of Gabriela Lena Frank with special guest Gabriela Lena Frank

7PM: Andean Instrument Petting Zoo with John Watts (Lobby)



Festival Pass & Post-concert Celebration / Party

Save by attending the festival with an all-access festival pass.  Both regular festival passes & VIP passes available.

Saturday evening’s post-concert reception / party is open to Del Sol donors of $150+ and VIP festival pass holders.  Gather with fellow supporters, festival composers, and the Quartet to celebrate both the legacy and the exciting future adventures of Del Sol, along with delicious food & drink.

The Whole Sol Festival is funded, in part, by grants from the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (through the Zellerbach Family Foundation’s Community Arts Program), The Amphion Foundation, Inc., the Fleishhacker Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music (Performing Arts Program), the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation, The American Turkish Society, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.

The pianists in these performances are sponsored in part by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation.

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