Thursday, March 13, 2014: 7:30 PM

Del Sol String Quartet: “Soundings” No. 2

Tickets: $20 General / $15 Member, Students, Seniors
Tickets available at the door only

This is the second concert in the Del Sol String Quartet’s Home Season 2013-14 “Soundings” Project–a series of three, innovative performances by the Quartet at the Center for New Music in San Francisco in November, March and May.

For this project Del Sol presents newly-commissioned works from three Bay Area emerging artists, each one inspired by and paired with the work of an established contemporary composer, which Del Sol will explore in depth on the program. Each concert will focus on sources of inspiration for the music, such as place, history, or story, and include performance and discussion with the audience in an informal and intimate venue. Audience participation will be encouraged throughout the evening.

Concert No. 2 features Mas Lugares (su Madrigali di Monteverdi) (2003) by Italian composer Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012). His piece makes extensive use of harmonics and relates back to historical roots of 16th-Century madrigals. The evening also will include the world premiere of a short work inspired by Mas Lugares, commissioned from composer and violinist Mads Tolling. Tolling, a Grammy Award-winning jazz violinist and former member of the Turtle Island String Quartet, has written original works on his two most recent albums and numerous arrangements and compositions for Turtle Island.

A post-concert reception will allow the audience members to meet the performers and composer Mads Tolling.

Concert No. 3 on May 22 will feature “String Quartet No. 14” by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe (b.1929), with Stephen Kent on didjeridu, and a world premiere of a new work by Nils Bultmann.