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Real Vocal String Quartet (RVSQ)


Real Vocal String Quartet playing April 7

The classically trained players of the Real Vocal String Quartet whose members also comprise’s of a four piece vocal ensemble. RVSQ re-imagines the classical string quartet as an inclusive vehicle for innovative string playing. In concert, they bang on their violins, stomp their feet, and allow African trance music to influence their take on old-time fiddle tunes. Originating new repertoire while exploring the confluence of strings and vocal music, this unique ensemble is the only combined vocal and string quartet performing on the chamber music scene, or any scene today.

RVSQ was formed by violinest Irene Sazer. Alisa Rose also plays violin, and Dina MacCabee is a violist and Jessica Ivry plays the cello. The group’s broad repertoire embraces the diverse influences of all four players, from jazz and rock to West African music and bluegrass. Their chemistry as a musical group has become a catalyst for a creative expression using American, African, Brazilian, Balken and Appalachian inspirations to stretch beyond the limits of string music.

RVSQ’s recent performances include Yoshi’s San Francisco, U.C. Berkeley, Freight & Salvage, Old First Concerts, Switchboard New Music Festival, Drom NYC, Whole Earth Festival, and the Fillmore.

Catch their performance on Sunday April 7 at 5:00 pm at the Mendocino Art Center Main Gallery. Located at 45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street. Tickets $15. 707-937-5818 or 800-653-3328.

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