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Harmonic Series Concert: Del Sol String Quartet September 15, 2016 (05:00 PM PDT - 07:15 PM PDT)
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Harmonic Series: MSRI's 2016-17 Concert Series presents

Del Sol String Quartet

Thursday, September 15th from 5:15-6:30 p.m.
MSRI's Simons Auditorium, 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Free and open to the public

Hailed by Gramophone as “masters of all musical things they survey,” the Del Sol String Quartet is a leading force in 21st century chamber music, vibrantly exploring the stories and sounds of the Pacific Rim. Founded in 1992 and based in San Francisco, the group devotes itself to commissioning and performing new works, collaborating across disciplines, and creating innovative educational programs.

Del Sol has released eight critically-acclaimed recordings, including three on the Grammy Award-winning Sono Luminus label. The New York Times praised Del Sol’s most recent recording, Scrapyard Exotica, “See if your foot can stay still once you put on this funky disc of rhythmically infectious… music played by the adventurous Del Sol String Quartet. Del Sol has commissioned and premiered over 100 works by a diverse range of composers, including Terry Riley, Mason Bates, Gabriela Lena Frank, Chinary Ung, Mohammed Fairouz, Tania León, Ken Ueno, Peter Sculthorpe, Reza Vali and Per Nørgård. The Quartet has performed on prominent concert series nationwide, including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery in Washington, DC; Symphony Space, NYC; Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY; Clefworks Festival, Montgomery, AL; Colorado Music Festival, Boulder; Other Minds Festival, San Francisco; Santa Fe Opera; University of Vermont Lane Series; and internationally in Switzerland, France, China, South Korea, Canada and Mexico. Del Sol also has held residencies at various educational institutions across the US.


The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute offers free public events celebrating the beauty and power of mathematics in art, music, and other disciplines. All Harmonic Series concerts are free and open to the public and feature local and national performers in intimate performances at MSRI's Simons Auditorium.

Parking is free beginning at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jmurawski@msri.org or (510) 642-0771.


Thursday, September 15, 2016: Del Sol String Quartet
Thursday, October 20, 2016: Purnaprajna Bangere (violin) & Amit Kavthekar (tabla)
Thursday, March 9, 2017: Torbie Phillips & the Jason Martineau Trio

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