This groupmuse happened on Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM PDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Well, it’s officially Spring…
In-person Concert

Well, it’s officially Spring…

Mar Vista, Los Angeles

Sat, April 23, 2022 6:30 PM, PDT

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

45 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Dogs live here
ADA access
Not accessible
Kid-friendly event


Damir Price Safety Guardian

… so, add some beautiful music, an outdoor setting, a few drinks and some yummy foods, and this might turn out ok.

We will be delighted to host you, IN PERSON, with NO masks, the way life used to be and the way life should always be, so we can share some lovely things life offers and which have been taken away from us, for the most part, during the past two years.

Please bring a jacket/blanket and perhaps something to sit on (we will be outside on the lawn, so blanket or a beach chair).

We’ve known to stay well into the night after the concert, hang around the fire, converse about the music and life in general.

See you soon!


David Lee Ruest Violin, Viola
Luke Santonastaso Violin
Michelle Kim Violin

Musical Blueprints: Conversations with Beethoven, Haydn, and Shaw

"Chamber music is ultimately a conversation without words. As musicians, we talk to each other through our dynamics and articulations, and we give voice to composers whose music inspires us to gather in the same room and play." - Caroline Shaw 

Our program explores how different composers influence each other, from 18th century Viennese composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, to contemporary American composer Caroline Shaw. 

In Shaw's own words, her work Blueprint “began its life as a harmonic reduction — a kind of floor plan — of Beethoven's string quartet Op. 18 No. 6." Both Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 6 and Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2 were written between 1798 and 1800 and commissioned by the same patron, Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz. Beethoven's final Op. 18 quartet pays homage in both texture and theme to "Papa" Haydn, who is often thought of as “the father of the string quartet." Haydn's Op. 77 No. 2 was also the composer’s final string quartet, and has inspired Shaw's other string quartet compositions. Be sure to catch how each composer playfully pays tribute to the others through humorous quotations imbedded within their own music.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6
Haydn: String Quartet Op. 77, No. 2
Shaw: Blueprint


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