Oregon’s Delgani String Quartet’s sixth season celebrates the coming of spring with Pieces of America, a kaleidoscopic look at 20th-century musical styles, presented in individual movements.
In a concert of musical hors d’oeuvres highlighting the many musical traditions that coexisted throughout the 20th century, Pieces of America moves through hymns and folk songs to the rejection of tonality, to the present-day traditions with works by young and living composers. It begins with the folky simplicity of George Chadwick and experimental styles from Elliot Carter and Ruth Crawford Seeger until it meets the mesmerizing compositions of John Adams and Caroline Shaw.
Three live cameras cycle throughout the performance to give audience members a more dynamic look into what is happening.
See the livestream Sunday, March 7, 3 pm and Tuesday, March 9, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $28 and $5 for students. All ticket holders and season subscribers will have season-long access to guest artist interviews, pre-concert lectures and two livestreamed performances.