I went to a house concert this evening by the Del Sol String Quartet, who, amongst other things in various styles, played Ben Johnston's Tenth Quartet, which is a lovely piece. (I also very much enjoyed their final piece, a collection of dances from Turkish/Greek/Arab origins, trying to break down the barriers between these countries.) While I didn't mention them in my blog, they actually performed a piece I wrote in January 2017 ("Nightclub") at an Augustana reading session! It's so crazy to see them here at UIUC - and they remembered me!!
I just really wanted to share my happiness and excitement about the Del Sol Quartet, who I am totally following on Instagram and checking out their website and obsessing over this evening... I'll update on my pieces and my violin playing in a couple weeks or so, as my pieces are coming in radically different directions than I envisioned them last month, which is honestly quite exciting!
(Quick "update": On the 4th I'm excited to hear a concert of some of my colleagues' music for the Illinois Modern Ensemble - I always love hearing how other composers write for our beloved instrument, the violin - and I'm super excited about my future project with the group, which I will discuss in a future post!)Tweet
Thank you! It was such an unexpected and wonderful moment!
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March 3, 2020 at 04:42 AM · Wonderful, Joshua!