ROCKPORT — Bay Chamber Concerts presents its new Midday Concert Series with Rasa String Quartet Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. at Union Hall, 6 Central St.

Formed in 2019, the Boston-based Rasa String Quartet is emerging as one of New England’s finest ensembles. The quartet received first prize in the Associazione Europea Di Musica E Comunicazione International Chamber Music Competition (Italy), and the group has performed across the United States with appearances at Rockport Music, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society and Boston New Music Festival. This program, featuring music by William Grant Still, Rhiannon Giddens and Beethoven, explores the art of musical portraiture through the vivid storytelling of folk traditions.

Bay Chamber’s new Midday Music Series of four winter/spring concerts features innovative artists and ensembles and offers a midday break in the relaxed atmosphere of Union Hall. Feel free to bring your lunch! Tickets include coffee and cookies available before the concert.

Bay Chamber is committed to making live performance accessible to a broad audience by offering a tiered ticketing system. Tickets are $35 for adults age 35 and older, $20 for adults ages 22 through 34 and Pay-What-You-Wish for those age 21 and younger. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit baychamber.org or call 207-236-2823.

Based in Rockport, Maine, Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School is a 501 (c)(3) registered nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the community through high-quality concert programs, music education and community engagement. Bay Chamber acknowledges the importance of all musical languages and encourages people of all ages and abilities to explore them both in concerts and in the classroom.