Past Dates

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Works for Solo Guitar w/ Gregg Belisle-Chi's "Book of Hours" - 8pm
365 E Sixth St
Chico, CA 95928
Price: $7 adv/$12 @ door

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Works for Solo Guitar preview - 4:30pm


Monday, April 8th, 2019

FLOUNDER @ Luna's - 7:30pm
1414 16th
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-3931
Price: $10 Sliding Scale

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

CSUC New Music Symposium
Terry Riley w/ Chico State New-Music Ensemble performs "In C" - 7:30pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
Price: FREE

Rehearsing Terry Riley's in C in preparation for the composer's visit.

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Sundays at Two: Chico Composers - 2pm
CSU, Chico
Price: FREE

Celebrate with the faculty performers the composers that are now, and have been, in residence at Chico State. Featuring the music of Alfred Loeffler, Ray Barker, David Colson, Russell Burnham, David Dvorin, Tobin Roye, and others.

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Founder @ Make-Out - 8:30pm (doors open @ 8pm)
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Price: FREE

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Harlan Adams Concert Hall
Unity in Motion - 7:30pm
CSU Chico
Chico, CA

Improvisatory dance and music

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Blues Is...? - 2pm
400 West First St.
Chico, CA
Price: FREE

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Blues Is...? Preview and Interview - 4-5pm


Sunday, February 11th, 2018

The Hanging of Pinocchio and Other Strange Arrangements - 2pm
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Price: FREE

The Department of Music and Theatre presents the premiere of The Hanging Of Pinocchio, a new musical work composed by Music and Theatre faculty member David Dvorin. Inspired by the original telling of Carlos Collodi’s 19th century masterpiece of children’s fiction, the work is a rumination on the perplexity of boyhood behavior and societal expectations.

Joining David on guitar and electronics will be a top-notch ensemble of instrumental soloists from around Northern California, including Matej Seda (violin), Randy McKean (clarinets), and Clifford Childers (trombone/bass trumpet/harmonica). 

Monday, February 5th, 2018

The Hanging of Pinocchio and Other Strange Arrangements - preview - 3pm
Chico, CA

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Decomposition Night 2 - 7:30pm doors, 8pm show
118 W 2nd St
Chico, CA 95928
Price: $10 adv // $15 door // $25 pass for all 3 remaining shows

Set of solo guitar compositions as part of Uncle Dad's series presenting an entirely different lineup of visual, auditory, and performance art based on the concept of Decomposition as it relates to art, science, and culture.

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

North State Symphony Guild Fundraiser - 7pm
26 Lost Dutchman D
Chico, CA 95973
Price: Invite ONLY

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Dust Bowl Mix - 2pm
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0805
Price: FREE

Pull-String Duo will premiere Dust Bowl Mix, a new work composed by David Dvorin for acoustic guitar, banjo, violin and electronics. Inspired by and created from the historic Library of Congress audio recordings which document the personal lives of Dust Bowl migrants in California, the piece explores themes of hope, work, family, and disillusionment drawing upon the aesthetic and music of the “dirty thirties”.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Dust Bowl Mix preview and interview - 2:30pm
Chico, CA

Steve Scarborough interviews David about the upcoming Dust Bowl Mix on his It's Just Jazz show.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Pull-String Duo w/ The Westerlies @ 1078 - 7:30PM Doors / 8:00pm Show
738 W. 5th St.
Chico, CA 95928
Price: $5

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Pull-String plays The Golem! - 7:30pm
Performing Arts Center, CSU Chico
Chico, CA
Price: FREE!

Pull-String premieres a live musical score by David Dvorin to the 1920 masterpiece of silent cinema, The Golem. Part of the 2014 Chico State New Music Symposium.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Pull-String w/ Karamo Susso! - 7:30pm
265 Humboldt Ave
Chico, CA 95928
Price: $8

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Pull-String @ Cafe Flo - 7:30pm
365 E 6th St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 514-8888
Price: $5

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

MONCA Museum Pop Up Space
Pull-String @ MONCA Museum Benefit - 6:30pm-8:00pm
215 Main Street
Chico, CA 95926
Price: Donor party

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Pull-String - 12:30pm-1:00pm
Chico Creek Nature Center
Chico, CA 95926
Price: FREE

Fundraiser for KZFR community radio. Live music, healthy food & beverages, a raffle and more!