Del Sol Days


Del Sol Days 20th Anniversary

In December 2012 at Z Space, Del Sol celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a weeklong, collaborative series of performances and events in San Francisco. Highlighting their focus on music by living composers, the Quartet presented three commanding concerts of new music with four world premieres, conducted a workshop with local university composition students, and held an open rehearsal of commissioned works by young and emerging composers from the Bay Area.

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 8:00 pm

GARDEN; Chapter One "Night" by Chris Jonas

Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:00 pm - with ZOFO Piano Duet

Daniel Ward (b. 1966, USA): These Walls (2011)

Lembit Beecher (b. 1980): “These Memories May Be True” (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972): Leyendas - An Andean Walkabout (2001)

Matthew Cmiel (b. 1989): “Invocation” (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

Joe Dudell (b. 1972, Great Britain):  “Vaporize” for piano-4 hands (2000) (ZOFO Duet (Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi))

Kui Dong (b. 1966, China): “Shall We Play?” (2012): for piano duet, toy pianos and string quartet (2012) (with ZOFO) US PREMIERE

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8:00 pm- with Stephen Kent, didjeridu

Irene Sazer (b. 1959): “Thunder” (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

Dylan Mattingly (b. 1991): “Gone, gone, gone” (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

Mason Bates (b. 1977): Bagatelles for string quartet and electronica (2011) SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE

Stephen Kent (b. 1958, Great Britain): “Fire in the Belly” for solo didjeridu (Stephen Kent, didgeridu)

Peter Sculthorpe (b. 1929, Australia): String Quartet No. 16 (2005) (with Stephen Kent, didgeridu)