The third of four concerts in the Alumni Recital Series planned by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for its 2013–14 season will take place at the beginning of next month. The performers will be the members of the Del Sol Quartet, all of whom are SFCM alumni, although each is from a different graduating class. These are violinists Kate Stenberg (’84) and Charlton Lee (’93), violist Rick Shinozaki (’86), and cellist Kathryn Bates Williams (’07).
Del Sol is one of those chamber music ensembles that has decided to focus heavily on recent compositions. The program they have prepared for their SFCM recital will consist of four pieces, all recent and all commissioned. One of these was written by SFCM Faculty member Mason Bates; and, consistent with his current aesthetic, it is a set of bagatelles scored for string quartet and electronica. The other contributors to the program will be Berkeley composer Ken Ueno (“Peradam”), Estonian-American Lembit Beecher (“These Memories May Be True”), and Cambodian-American Chinary Ung (“Spiral X (in memoriam)”).
This concert will take place on Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m. in the SFCM Concert Hall. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students, seniors, and Friends of the Conservatory. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 415-503-6275. (The Box Office is located in the lobby of the SFCM building at 50 Oak Street; and its regular hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday.)