Rasa String Quartet presents an engaging and unconventional program. The Boston-based Rasa String Quartet, composed of violinists Maura Shawn Scanlin and Kiyoshi Hayashi, violist Emma Powell, and cellist Mina Kim, received first prize in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition. They have performed across the U.S., including appearances with Rockport Music, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Brian O’Donovan’s Rockport Celtic Festival.
Rasa String Quartet is passionate about performing powerful, engaging, and unconventional programs that are inspired by a wide variety of traditions, fuse multiple genres, highlight unknown composers, and make “classical music” culturally relevant. They take the relaxed atmosphere and banter of a folk or pop show and bring it to the classical concert experience in a way that is easily understandable, relatable, and entertaining.
The Rasa String Quartet has collaborated with artists from widely varying backgrounds such as Celtic harpist, Maeve Gilchrist, folk singer-songwriter, Keith Murphy, and Indian kuchipudi dancer, Yamini Kalluri. This evening’s performance will include Hildegard von Bingen, Joseph Bologne and Maurice Ravel, among others.
Wine and cheese will be available before the performance and during the intermission.
Register online today or call 508-495-1878 ext. 2