Through the intimate voice of the string quartet, Diffusion explores a mosaic of folk cultures through the lens of Janáček’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters,” Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 2 Op. 56, and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major M. 35. As an ensemble of four nations (Singapore, Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom), the Verona Quartet reveals a kaleidoscopic snapshot of cultural migration at the turn of the century.