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Rasa String Quartet’s “Greatest Hits”


Rasa String Quartet full profile / String Quartet / 4 musicians

Other players: Emma Powell, Sergio Munoz, Mina Kim

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Immerse yourself in an enchanting journey with the Rasa String Quartet as they weave together a captivating blend of classical masterpieces, East Asian folk melodies, and iconic pop hits. "Greatest Hits" is a dazzling showcase of Rasa's eclectic influences, from the timeless elegance of Debussy to the cinematic magic of Joe Hisaishi, and even electrifying renditions of beloved classics by the Beatles and Queen. Experience the brilliance and versatility of Rasa as they bring their favorite inspirations to life in a mesmerizing performance that promises to delight audiences of all ages.

Full Program:
W.A Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K.387, Mvt 4 - Molto Allegro
Jungyoon Wie: A Popular Tune
Joe Hisaishi: Studio Ghibli Medley
Selections from the Beatles
Selections from Queen

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor

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 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,) the 2020 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (OH,) and were the the 2022-23 ensemble in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy. 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. By exploring the connection between music and storytelling at the heart of folk traditions, Rasa String Quartet delivers engaging and accessible programs that showcase works from a variety of cultures and highlight unknown composers. They seek to educate their audiences by contextualizing the genres, styles, and composers they present, inviting their listeners to approach both familiar and unfamiliar sounds with an open and curious mind.

Find out more at rasastringquartet.com

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