Verona Quartet: Diffusion

June 30, 2021, 9:00 am

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Through the intimate voice of the string quartet, Diffusion explores a mosaic of cultures in Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters,” Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 2, and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major. As an ensemble of four nations (Singapore, Canada, United States, and United Kingdom), the Verona Quartet reveals a kaleidoscopic snapshot of cultural migration at the turn of the century. The members explain, “As a quartet of musicians hailing from across the world, we knew we wanted our first album to reflect the essence of the cultural migration that is such a big part of our identity. Through Diffusion, we celebrate the spirit of intercultural exploration that permeates many of the great works of the string quartet canon. This music and the weaving together of global traditions is incredibly meaningful to us and we hope that listeners will love it too.”