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Delgani String Quartet
The Old Church
Portland, OR
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Delgani String Quartet
Opening night of the inaugural Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival! The festival features 7 exciting up-and-coming artists who specialize in the presentation of contemporary art music. For the first concert, the festival is proud to present Delgani String Quartet from Eugene.

Oregons Delgani String Quartet is one of the most active chamber music ensembles in the Pacific Northwest with over 75 performances and educational programs each year. The quartet curates their own concert series in both Eugene and Salem while also appearing as guest artists throughout the state. Delgani recently completed its first east-coast tour following an invitation to perform at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

This concert features a new work inspired by the Oregon Cascade Range and composed by Benjamin Krause. As the musical basis for Delganis Cascade Quartet Project, Krauses composition will be used in a documentary on the Cascades that explores the formation, preservation, and sacredness of the Range. This unique educational tool will be used in schools and museums to bring awareness to our Oregons geographical history. This project is supported in part by a Creative Heights Grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.

Equally committed to community outreach, Delgani provides educational programs throughout the Willamette Valley. In 2016 the quartet held a residency at the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics working with student composers on new works for string quartet. This past spring Delgani served as Artists in Residence at Umpqua Community College where they presented seminars, performances, and worked with student ensembles. Each year, Delgani manages a Summer Quartet Academy, a weeklong immersive chamber music experience is held each year in Cottage Grove, Oregon. This past summer, 17 students from Grants Pass, Eugene, and Salem attended the Academy. Delgani also hosts Adult Chamber Music Retreats for amateur enthusiasts and curates an adult education series prior to each season concert in Eugene.

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.



Lou Harrison "String Quartet Set" (1986)
Gy├Ârgy Ligeti "String Quartet #1" (1954)


Benjamin Krause "String Quartet #1 - Cascades"(2017)


This concert is presented by Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival, a new model for the presentation of contemporary art music.

3-day, 7-day, and flex passes available at


The Old Church (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Classical
Music > Experimental
Music > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


On BPT Since: Sep 15, 2017
Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival

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