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The Rasa String Quartet at Next Stage


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meetinghouse of Bennington
108 School Street Bennington , VT 05201

10 2023

Please join us as we honor loved ones with songs , prayers , and poems .
We invite you to place a memorial snowflake on our night-sky in honor of your loved one .
Refreshments to follow the service ALL ARE WELCOME !
MARY . PLEASANT @ VNAHSR . ORG 802.442.0540
Next Stage Arts presents Boston-based Rasa String Quartet at Next Stage on December 9 at 7:30pm . The Rasa String Quartet celebrates the art of strumming and works inspired by strummed instruments , for string quartet ! This program pairs old masterworks from Beethoven , Debussy , and Turina alongside newly celebrated classics from Jessie Montgomery and Caroline Shaw .
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 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 . Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney , VT . Tickets are $ 20 Advance / $ 25 At the Door / $ 10 Livestream . Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts . org . Next Stage will provide a beer , wine , and cocktail cash bar . For information , call 802-387-0102 .
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14 Vermont News Guide December 4 , 2023