This groupmuse happened on Saturday, December 10, at 7:00 PM EST.

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.

Rasa Returns
In-person Concert

Rasa Returns

Waban

Sat, December 10, 2022 7:00 PM, EST

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

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

Capacity
25 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
ADA access
Not accessible

Our last Groupmuse before the pandemic was December 8 2019. Almost exactly three years later we are back. So eager to welcome music lovers and musicians to my home all over again.
As of now, we are asking everyone to mask. We may adjust that depending on the number of attendees. If you want to come but really do not want to mask, let me know. We can probably accomodate.

Program

Rasa String Quartet String Quartet

Join the Rasa String Quartet for an evening that explores the art of musical portraiture through the vivid storytelling of folk traditions with some Rasa holiday flair! The program pairs the works of three modern American folk-inspired composers with a Beethoven string quartet.

We think this is a great program to jump-start the joyful, warm, and festive holiday season!! Bring a significant other, friend, or family member and experience some feel-good music while sipping your drink of choice, in a warm and cozy home!

Note: Violinist Jean Huang will be our guest artist for this performance as Maura Shawn Scanlin had a last minute conflict.

Performers:
Kiyoshi Hayashi, Violin
Jean Huang, Guest Violinist
Emma Powell: Viola
Mina Kim: Cello

Program Below:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker, Arr. Eunghee Cho
If Ye Love Me / American Traditional: Oh Shenandoah, Arr. Eunghee Cho
Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option
William Grant Still: Lyric Quartet

Intermission
Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 in D Major

The Boston-based Rasa String Quartet finds their niche exploring the musical space where classical and folk traditions intersect and influence one another. They are the 2022-23 ensemble in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy and winners of the 2022 Associazione Europea Di Musica E Comunicazione International Chamber Music Competition (Italy,) the 2021 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition (ATL,) and the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (OH.) The quartet can be found collaborating with the preeminent folk musicians of today, performing their own programs in venues and festivals around the country, and participating in artistic and educational residencies at a variety of institutions. Inspired by the connection between music and storytelling at the heart of folk traditions, Rasa String Quartet creates engaging and fresh programs that are approachable by a wide range of people. Educating their audiences by contextualizing the genres, styles, and composers they present, they invite their listeners to experience a variety of both familiar and unfamiliar sounds with curiosity and openness.

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Location

Exact address sent to approved attendees via email.

Comments

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Mark Goodrich, 2 months ago

Looking forward to my first in-person Groupmuse since Covid! I'm happy to mask... what is the policy on bringing drinks, as that would require some temporary unmasking?


Kiyoshi Hayashi, about 2 months ago

Hello Everyone!
My name is Kiyoshi and I'm one of the violinists performing at the Groupmuse this Saturday. Thank you for RSVP'ing!

Just a quick note to keep transparency: Maura Shawn Scanlin, the other violinist in Rasa String Quartet, who was supposed to play the concert is no longer able to play.

The groupmuse IS STILL HAPPENING!

We were able to find a very talented violinist, Jean Huang, who will be playing in Maura's place. We are very grateful to Jean for stepping in on short notice and we know she will add her unique virtuosic flair to the program.

Feel free to reach out to me via email: [email protected] if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Kiyoshi


Attendees

Mark Goodrich
+1
Mary-Elaine Jennings
Channing Page
+1
Robert Carter
+1
David Klingsberg
Mark Churchill
Emil Jacob
Richard Stroshane
+1
Jake Gilbert
Sonny Oram
Troy Mather
Sergio Muñoz Leiva
+1
Linda Zanetti