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AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC: Del Sol Quartet at Berkeley Chamber Performances, New Century Chamber Orchestra with Daugherty Perspectives

By Ken Bullock
Friday September 20, 2013 - 09:02:00 AM

Del Sol Quartet will play a world premiere of Gatar, Calligraphy Number 11, by Iranian composer Reza Vali, along with work by Robert Erickson, Lembit Beecher, Uzbekistani composer Elena Kats-Chemin, and Thunder by Irene Sazar, 8 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue. A wine and cheese reception with the musicians follows, to which the audience is invited. $25, high school students free, post-high school students $12.50. 525-5211, 

New Century Chamber Orchestra will perform Daugherty Perspectives, a program dedicated to the music of American composer Michael Daugherty, student of Pierre Boulez and of Gyorgy Ligeti, but whose style can't be pigeonholed, in Bay Area venues from next Wednesday morning through the following Sunday evening, including Berkeley's First Congregational Church next Friday at 8 ($29-$59) and a free performance at Zellerbach Hall, 11 a. m. Sunday the 29th, for Cal Performance's Fall Free For All, which will include some of the music from Daugherty Perspectives. The concert at First Congregational Church will feature Daugherty compositions from 1989 to 2012, including Viva for solo violin (played by NCCO music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg); Elvis Everywhere for strings and tape; Viola Zombie for two violins; Regrets Only for violin, cello and piano; and Strut for chamber orchestra. Josef Sug's Serenade for string orchestra in E major opus 6 will also be performed.