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Rockport Music presents Rasa String Quartet
Seeded by rockportmusic on 2 Apr 2021
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Author: Rockport Music
Rockport Music's Concert View virtual series brings the Rasa String Quartet in an educational lecture-performance investigating the "Art of the String Quartet" and how the function of each member of the ensemble transformed through time and across traditions. The performance/lecture program begins with the early days of the formal string quartet in Vienna (Mozart) and Paris (Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges), travels across the globe through a colorful variety of cultural traditions in folk dances by José Elizondo and the Danish String Quartet, and ends with a juxtaposition of two 21st century approaches to the string quartet tradition in masterpieces by Caroline Shaw and Aleksandra Vrebalov. Formed in 2019 in Boston, MA, the Rasa Quartet is quickly emerging as one of New England’s finest young ensembles. In 2020, they won 1st prize in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and were selected as finalists for the Lakes Area Music Festival String Quartet Residency. Ro