NAC Concert: The Rasa Quartet


Studio Theater Sun, Apr 14 4:00 PM
Run Time:1H 30M
Category:Live Concerts


Join us at The Dreamland as the Nantucket Arts Council presents another new edition of their long-running Downtown Concert Series featuring the well-known and nationally respected Rasa String Quartet!  

Rasa String Quartet finds their niche exploring the musical space where classical and folk traditions intersect and influence one another.

Formed in 2019, the Boston-based ensemble consists of violinists Maura Shawn Scanlin and Kiyoshi Hayashi, violist Emma Powell, and cellist Mina Kim, who are graduates of the New England Conservatory, the Shepherd School of Music, and Yale University.

Rasa String Quartet 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.

They’ve collaborated with renowned folk musicians like celtic harpist, Maeve Gilchrist, jazz / traditional greek vocalist, Erini Tornesaki, and singer-songwriter, Judy Collins, performed their own programs at various venues and festivals around the country, including the 2023 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, Rockport Music, WGBH, WBUR, and the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, and have taught educational residencies at a variety of institutions like Walnut Hill School for the Arts, UMass Dartmouth, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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.

In sanskrit, the term ‘RASA’ refers to the indescribable power of any art form to inspire strong emotions in the reader or listener.

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GENERAL PUBLIC $30 + $3 Service Fee
Dreamland Members $25 + No Service Fee ($8 Savings, Become a Dreamland Member Today!)

Kids 16 & Under FREE (but must reserve a ticket)