Boca Grande Live! Presents: Tesla Quartet
Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tesla Quartet – Performing works from Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev
Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 7:30pm | Auditorium
General Admission $35 | Reserved $60 | Sponsor $125
The Tesla Quartet is praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand,” (The International Review of Music). The quartet will be performing their Provocateurs program, featuring works from Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev. As described by Tesla, “If not for the nearly 100 years and 1000 miles that separated them, Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev might very well have been friends, or at the very least musical compatriots. In their works we find kindred spirits who revel in the role of ‘provocateur,’ toying with the listener’s musical sensibilities to create unexpected moments, all the while crafting undeniably charming melodies and textures.”
The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008, and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning second prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception. Newly appointed as the String Quartet-in-Residence at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, the Tesla Quartet also holds a community residency in Hickory, North Carolina. The quartet performs regularly across North America and internationally, with recent appearances in Austria, France, China and their debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. The Tesla Quartet is Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello).