The Del Sol String Quartet is a Bay Area treasure and to celebrate its 25th anniversary, they’ve put together the Whole Sol Festival, which is sure to be a knockout set of shows. 

For the festival, Del Sol’s members — Benjamin Kreith (violin), Rick Shinozaki (violin), Charlton Lee (viola), and Kathryn Bates (cello) — are playing the work of two generations of California composers. One piece comes from Terry Riley, who could be said to be the inventor of minimalism with his 1964 piece “In C.” The other piece comes from Riley’s son Gyan Riley, and is a work for string quartet and audience ukulele choir, so bring your ukulele if you have one, and arrive early to rehearse.

Del Sol is also playing work by the young Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz, Berkeley’s Theresa Wong, Daniel Wohl and Peru’s Gabriela Lena Frank. What a lineup. The festival runs from Nov. 16-18 at the Atrium Theater in at the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building. More details here.

Quartet Celebrates Anniversary with an Audience Ukulele Choir 9 November,2017Cy Musiker


Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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