Del Sol Quartet

Oct. 28



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Del Sol Quartet

Music of Frank & Riley

Sunday, Oct. 28

The second concert in this year’s series of Berkeley Symphony & Friends chamber music concerts in Piedmont will take place on Sunday, October 28 at 5 p.m. at the Center.

Now in its sixth season, BS&F will present the Del Sol Quartet in their debut performance in Piedmont. The quartet of violinists Ben Kreith and Sam Weiser, violist Charlton Lee and cellist Kathryn Bates will perform Lou Harrison’s "Song of Palestine" and "Estampie"; Gabriela Lena Frank’s Selections from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout and Milagros; John Adams” “Toot Nipple” from John's Book of Alleged Dances; Terry Riley’s The Wheel & Mythic Birds Waltz;
Stefano Scodanibbio/Consuelo Velázquez’s "Bésame mucho" from Canzoniere messicano; and
Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 4, "Amazing Grace".

Advance tickets are available online at, or by calling the symphony box office at 841-2800, ext. 1. 

About the Del Sol Quartet 

Two-time winners of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the San Francisco-based ensemble is a leading force in 21st century chamber music. Del Sol focuses on music that reflects cultural diversity.

Founded in 1992 at Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, Del Sol has premiered well over 100 works through its extensive commissioning and innovative performances, including

Terry Riley, Mason Bates and others.

The Quartet has performed at the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Museum and National Gallery of Art in Washington DC; Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe Opera, Davos and Hirzenberg Music Festivals in Switzerland, and the Chengdu Festival of Contemporary Music in China. 

Del Sol has reached thousands of K-12 students through inventive school performances, workshops, coaching and residencies. Quartet members have worked closely with student composers, musicians and faculty at Dartmouth, MIT, Brandeis, Northeastern, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, University of New Mexico, UC Berkeley, San Diego and Santa Cruz, Chapman, Augustana, Illinois State, the Peabody Institute, the Manhattan School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


Lou Harrison: "Song of Palestine" and "Estampie" from String Quartet Set
Gabriela Lena Frank: Selections from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout and Milagros
John Adams: “Toot Nipple” from Alleged Dances
Terry Riley: The Wheel & Mythic Birds Waltz
Stefano Scodanibbio: "Bésame mucho" from Canzoniere messicano
Ben Johnston: String Quartet No. 4, "Amazing Grace" 


Del Sol String Quartet:
Rick Shinozaki, Violin
Ben Kreith, Violin
Charlton Lee, Viola
Kathryn Bates, Cello