Edited by Randi Bjornstad

The Delgani String Quartet’s latest set of concerts is titled String Circle and will be performed from March 17 to 24, 2024, in Eugene, Corvallis, Portland and Salem as well as available online.

Composer and violist Kenji Bunch

These concerts will feature composer and violist Kenji Bunch — String Circle is also the name of one of his own compositions — in between the opening piece, Franz Josef Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 77/1, and the finale, Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1, Opus 88.

Bunch is an American composer and violist who lives in the Portland area, where he serves as artistic director of Fear No Music as well as teaching at Portland State University and Reed College. He also works with the Portland Youth Philharmonic and directs MYSfits, the most advanced string ensemble of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

Performance schedule

Eugene — 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at First Church of Christ Scientist, 1390 Pearl St.

Eugene — 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1390 Pearl St.

Corvallis — 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St.

Portland — 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Historic Alberta House, 5131 NE 23rd Ave.

Salem — 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5090 Center St. NE

Note: Both Eugene performances will be available live online at delgani.org.live/

Tickets: $30 general admission, $5 for students, available in advance online at delgani.org