Dominican hosts "Super Bowl Sunday" concert

If watching football on Super Bowl Sunday on February 4 wasn't entertaining enough, the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California provided a classical musical alternative.

The Del Sol String Quartet – violist Charlton Lee, Kathryn Bates Williams on cello and violinists Kate Stenberg and Dominican graduate Rick Shinozaki – performed at Dominican’s Angelico Hall as part of the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series. Two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the Del Sol String Quartet played music with a rhythmic drive and Latin pulse.

The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m.  Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael.


The concerts are free to students under the age of 18 including middle school and elementary school children if accompanied and supervised by an adult.  In addition, community college students with a valid I.D. and music and art teachers in grades K-12 will be admitted free of charge along with Dominican faculty, staff and students with a valid I.D.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for music lovers of all ages to experience world-class performers in an acoustically superior concert hall that’s easily accessible in Marin County’s backyard at a very affordable price,” said June Choi Oh, new chair of the Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts who is a Juilliard School-trained pianist.

Already this season the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which appeared in Carnegie Hall last year, and pianist William Wolfram have appeared in the Guest Concert Series.

The Guest Concert Series is led by Oh, who is artistic director, and Dr. Craig Singleton, former chair of the Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts at Dominican. On March 3, Oh and Singleton, a baritone, are scheduled to perform with San Francisco Symphony members David Neuman (clarinet) and Wayne Roden (viola) for a unique chamber music collaboration featuring the works of Schumann, Bruch, Glinka and Ron McFarland. Dominican has commissioned McFarland, a distinguished composer from the Bay Area, to celebrate this special event with a world premiere composition for this unique instrumental combination.

Subscription season tickets for the Guest Concert Series are $72 for general admission, $60 for seniors over 60. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors over 60.

For more information on tickets and the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series schedule, call 415-482-3579, email or visit