Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church will host the premier concert of four string quartets entitled "The Four Winds" written by local composer Ronald Wisner. The concert celebrates the community's connection to the sea after the isolation during Covid.
Ukraine is in the middle of a humanitarian crises. The entire proceeds from the concert will go to the benefit of Ukraine refugees.
the theme of the four quartets, "East", "West", "North" and "South" is the SouthCoast's shared connection to sailing, the sea and life in this seafaring region, including the perils of New Bedford fisherman and beyond, both past and present.
The titles of the sixteen movements, four in each quartet, include references to those perils, such as death at sea, and the first voyages of the Vikings. One movement describes the antics of the shearwater, the pelagic bird who spends its entire life offshore skimming the waves.
Jenny Memoli, the gifted violinist and graduate of Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University and member of the New Bedford Symphony, who is also a sailor, was the composer's consultant during the year-long composition of the quartets. Ms. Memoli will be the first violin in the quartet.
Tickets for The Four Winds Benefit Concert for Ukraine can be booked here.
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