Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Few Reminders

Newsletter Contents:
1. Catch an informal Del Sol performance this Sunday night!
2. Del Sol Home Season Concerts are just around the corner!
3. Register now for Adult QuartetFest while spots are still available!

1. DSSQ at Papa Toby’s Revolution Cafe and Art Bar!

Del Sol will be playing selections from their home season concert series this Sunday night at Revolution Cafe’s weekly Sunday night classical jam. The program will include works by Sally Beamish, Mark Fish, and Teresa Carreno. It is a fun, informal setting where you can sip on your favorite drink and enjoy the music. We’d love to see you there!

Sunday, May 20, 2007 10pm
Papa Toby’s Revolution Cafe and Art Bar
3248 22nd Street (at Bartlett)
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. DSSQ Home Season Concert Series: “Umbilical Chords - Women Composers and the Creative Process”

Mark your date books and palm pilots now - you don’t want to miss this stirring Del Sol concert in which the quartet explores the influence of motherhood and its effect on the careers and compositions of women composers. Our upcoming concert series features works from the past 111 years by Kui Dong, Linda Catlin Smith, Teresa Carreno, Sally Beamish, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. Inspired by the life and work of Ruth Crawford Seeger, local composer Mark Fish composed “Whatever Happened to the Fireside Fancies?” (2007), which will have its world premiere. Additionally, folk songs gathered by Ruth Crawford Seeger and arranged by Mark Fish will be sprinkled throughout the program. Mr. Fish will be present to discuss his new quartet and the arrangements at each concert.

Linda Catlin Smith (b. 1957, USA): As you pass a reflective surface (1991);
Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953, USA): String Quartet (1931);
Mark Fish (b. 1969, USA): Whatever Happened to the Fireside Fancies? (2007);
Teresa Carreno (1853-1917, Venezuela): Selection from String Quartet in B Minor (1895);
Sally Beamish (b. 1956, Great Britain): String Quartet No. 2 “Opus California” (1999);
Kui Dong (b. 1966, China): Spring (2006)

Tickets are available at the door: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $7 students/kids

The series will take place on 5/27 (4pm, Pt. Reyes Station), 5/30 (8pm, Berkeley), 5/31 (7pm, San Jose), and 6/3 (2:30pm, San Francisco).
For more information, please visit our website.

3. DSSQ’s Adult QuartetFest still has openings for participants!

Del Sol invites preformed adult amateur quartets to participate in a fun and intensive weekend of chamber music (Saturday, June 23-Sunday, June 24, 2007). Enjoy over 9 hours of coaching by Del Sol musicians in the intimate setting of an old Victorian home in San Francisco, indulge in tasty catered meals, and have the chance to perform for friends and family in an informal concert on Sunday evening. There is space for four groups only, so make your reservations soon!

More info

Kate Curran
Fee: $250/person (includes lunches and dinner)
Schedule: Saturday (10am-8pm) and Sunday (10am-6pm)