This groupmuse happened on Sunday, December 13, at 7:00 PM EST.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

When Bach Meets Fiddle
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When Bach Meets Fiddle

Sun, December 13, 2020 7:00 PM, EST



Join Rasa String Quartet as they fuse the complex virtuosity of the classical genre with the raw vulnerability of folk story-telling. You will hear upbeat folk tunes from Ireland, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe, as well as our unique spin on some holiday classics - sure to bring you warmth, laughter, and holiday cheer! Broadcast live in HD from Boston.


Rasa String Quartet String Quartet

-Aleksandra Vrebalov: Pannonia Boundless
-Irish Traditional: Londonderry Air (arr. Eunghee Cho)
-The Gloaming: O'Sullivan's March // Doctor O'Neill (arr. Eunghee Cho)
-Hennessy: Inion Ni Scannlain // Bach: Minuet II (arr. Maura Shawn Scanlin)
-Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for String Quartet
-Danish String Quartet: Tjønneblomen // Staedelil
-Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite (arr. Eunghee Cho)
-The Goat Rodeo Sessions: Attaboy (trans. Eunghee Cho)

- Maura Shawn Scanlin and Kiyoshi Hayashi, Violins
- Eunghee Cho, Cello
- Mira Williams, Guest Viola

About Rasa String Quartet:

Rasa String Quartet was formed in 2019 in Boston, MA, and 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. They have been coached by distinguished artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Yeesun Kim, and Lucy Chapman, and have performed all across the New England area - including multiple appearances at Shalin Liu Performance Center and the TCAN Center for Arts. By performing repertoire from the classical, world, and folk genres at the highest level of artistry, Rasa String Quartet cultivates experiences that provoke powerful and uplifting emotions, foster meaningful connections, and help the classical culture become more accessible to all. Because of the ensemble’s progressive and accessible variety of programming, each concert exposes audience members to a wide range of genres, guaranteeing that there is always something everyone can relate to.

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