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Del Sol String Quartet | In celebration of Terry Riley's 80th birthday at the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

Saturday, 05 December, 2015


Chamber Music Concert


Huang Ruo

Stefano Scodanibbio
Mas Lugares (su Madrigali di Monteverdi)

Terry Riley
The Wheel
Mythic Birds Waltz

Terry Riley
Dark Queen Mantra (world premiere work for string quartet & guitar)
with Gyan Riley '01, guitar

Del Sol String Quartet
  Benjamin Kreith, violin
  Rick Shinozaki, violin
  Charlton Lee '93, viola
  Kathryn Bates '07, cello
Gyan Riley '01, guitar

$20 general admission; $15 students, seniors and Conservatory members*
Purchase Tickets HERE

*Learn more about becoming a member at

Café Crème
Café Crème offers a menu including beer and wine two hours before or 415.503.6295

Del Sol String Quartet
Hailed by Gramophone as "masters of all musical things they survey" and two-time top winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the Del Sol String Quartet is a leading force in 21st century chamber music.

Founded in 1992 and based in San Francisco, Del Sol's collaborative performance projects and chamber music programs explore narratives and cultures from around the world, reflecting the stories and sounds of the Pacific Rim as vibrantly as those heard in European concert halls or East Coast art spaces. Embracing this panoramic and emotionally rich worldview, Del Sol has:
Commissioned and premiered over 100 works from a diverse range of international composers, including Mason Bates, Gabriela Lena Frank, Chinary Ung, Mohammed Fairouz, Tania León, Ken Ueno, Peter Sculthorpe, Reza Vali, Per Nørgård

The Quartet has performed at prestigious venues around the world, including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Museum and National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Symphony Space, New York City; Other Minds Festival of New Music, San Francisco; Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz, CA; Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston; Santa Fe Opera; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY; Candlelight Concerts, Columbia, MD; University of Vermont Lane Series, Burlington, VT; Davos and Hirzenberg Music Festivals in Switzerland; and the Chengdu Festival of Contemporary Music in China.

With its deep commitment to education, Del Sol has reached thousands of K-12 students through inventive school performances, workshops, coaching and residencies. The Quartet members also have worked closely with student composers, musicians and faculty artists across the country, including at Dartmouth, MIT, Brandeis, Northeastern, University of NM, University of CA, Peabody Institute, Manhattan School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.




the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Phone: 415-503-6275
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