The Liberty Theatre Presents:
The Delgani String Quartet

Praised as a “welcome addition to Oregon music” and “one of Eugene’s coolest new ensembles,” by Eugene Weekly, Delgani String Quartet has quickly become one of the most active chamber music ensembles in the Pacific Northwest with over 40 performances and educational programs each year. Programming for their 2016/2017 season, entitled “Astonished By Music,” includes repertoire by some of the most celebrated classical composers, seldom-heard works for marimba and quartet, and world premieres of three new compositions. In addition to season performances in both Eugene and Salem, Delgani has been invited to perform selections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this spring.

Fiercely committed to community outreach, Delgani provides education programs for both students and adults at various schools and organizations throughout the region. The quartet’s Summer Quartet Academy, a weeklong immersive chamber music experience, is held each summer in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Delgani has also held residency at the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics where they worked with student composers on new works for string quartet. Delgani brings additional outreach for both students and adults to various schools and organizations throughout the region.

At the finale of their sold-out debut season, Delgani “unquestionably established themselves as A-league talent.” (Oregon ArtsWatch). The entire first season featured collaborative projects that combined Delgani’s creativity with that of two Oregon composers, an actor, a guitarist, and a visual artist. Their debut album, Invisible Light, captures highlights from that season: Lou Harrison’s String Quartet Set, Terry McQuilkin’s Invisible Light and four new works by Paul Safar for Delgani and orator Rickie Birran.

Delgani was formed in 2014 with a mission to cultivate an appreciation for chamber music through distinctive performance, innovative programming, educational engagement, and collaboration. The organization operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has received foundation support from the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Lane Arts Council, Springfield Arts Commission, and Springfield Education Foundation. Delgani is the recipient of consecutive Cultural Development Grants from OCT and a Creative Heights Grant from OCF.

The musicians of Delgani have performed throughout the United States and internationally. They collectively hold twelve degrees in string performance from various schools of music and conservatories across the nation.