On Saturday, Fellows Arlyn, Rachel, and Laura dazzled dozens of young’uns and old’uns alike at RISD Museum’s Free For All Saturday, with a show about animals on the Museum’s day celebrating…
Rachel: the planet Mars, right?
Spontaneous chorus of youth: NO, EARTH!
The performances ranged from a fiddle tune about jumping sheep that had us jumping out of our seats, to a piece about a famous "Swan" played on the cello by Laura, to a Mancini tune (think, composer of the Pink Panther tune) of the Baby Elephant Walk (see video below), to a new arrangement by Arlyn, of Alan Ridout’s "Ferdinand the Bull" piece, originally composed for solo violin. In this theatrical version, Ferdinand, played by Laura, couldn’t get enough of those springtime tulips.
-Sebastian Ruth, Providence String Quartet