The Rio Verde String Quartet [Sophia Han and M. Brent Williams, violins; Matt Diekman, viola; Daniel Ketter, cello] formed in 2019 with the hope of combining their love of classical music performance with whitewater rafting. Yes, you read that correctly. Their aim is to harness the, at times, unpredictable power of this genre with an unquenchable sense of adventure. They collectively draw upon their shared experiences with other award-winning chamber music groups [the American Wild Ensemble, enhakē, the Walden Chamber Music Society, the Eppes String Quartet, etc.] to form something wholly new. They have performed at some of the world’s most important venues and taught at a variety of institutions of higher education across the U.S., including in: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. Their repertoire includes some of the most important works written for/arranged for string quartet from the Baroque era through the 21st Century. The members of the Rio Verde String Quartet are very excited to make their Durango, CO (digital) debut in 2021.