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Past Event Sound Series: Beyond Microtonal Music Festival featuring Del Sol String Quartet and FretX Guitar Duo

Two images. The one on the left is four people holding violins and a cello. They are standing next to each other near the edge of a cliff. The photo on the right is a person with a violin in their arm staring at the camera with a dark background behind them.

Hailed by Gramophone as “masters of all musical things they survey” and two-time top winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the Del Sol String Quartet is a leading force in 21st century chamber music. Del Sol’s collaborative performance projects and chamber music programs explore narratives and cultures from around the world, reflecting the stories and sounds of the Pacific Rim as vibrantly as those heard in European concert halls or East Coast art spaces.

Touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, and “a guitarist to keep an eye on” by the Washington Post, Mak Grgic is emerging as a star on the worldwide stage. An expansive and adventurous repertoire attests to his versatility and wide-ranging interests. From the ethnic music of his native Balkans to extreme avant-garde and microtonal music, his roles as soloist, collaborator and recording artist are fueled by curiosity, imagination and boundless energy.

Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” by the New York Times and “precise and sensitive” by the Boston Globe, has carved out a unique and diverse career that ranges through solo and chamber music performances, innovative commissioning and recording projects, and performances in diverse contexts. He has premiered more than fifty new solo and chamber works, many written for him, recording several on the independent label he co-founded and directs, New Focus Recordings.

  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.


Co-presented with Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.