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Laconia Gallery


Asylum Hill

Arneis Quartet

Friday, October 6, 2023

Friday, October 6, 6-8 PM

A graphic for Asylum Hill

Franz Joseph Haydn String Quartet in Bb major, Op. 76 No. 4 “Sunrise”
Rachel D.W. Rome asylum hill (2016)
Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F major (1903)

This concert launches the Arneis Quartet’s residency at the Laconia Gallery and is presented in conjunction with the “Building Visions” exhibition. Rising arpeggios mark the magical opening of Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76 No. 4, inspiring its English nickname "Sunrise". Laconia Resident Artist Rachel D.W. Rome writes that her piece for string quartet, asylum hill, is "inspired by the short lives of Susy Clemens and Sammy Rome [and] takes its form from the dynamical time scale of grief." The concert concludes with Maurice Ravel's String Quartet, a piece that revolutionized the genre by broadening the palette of sonic colors available to a string quartet.