7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
Main Campus, Recital Hall
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 Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet has won top prizes in numerous international competitions, most recently taking Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. In 2018, the Tesla Quartet released its debut album of Haydn, Ravel, and Stravinsky quartets on the Orchid Classics label to critical acclaim. BBC Music Magazine awarded the disc a double five-star rating and featured it as the “Chamber Choice” for the month of December. Gramophone praised the quartet for its “tautness of focus and refinement of detail.” Their second disc on the Orchid Classics label, a collaboration with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein featuring quintets by Mozart, Finzi, John Corigliano and Carolina Heredia.
See concert program below.
Tickets $10; $18.50; $26
Jessie Montgomery Strum (b. 1981)
Antonín Dvořák from Cypresses, B. 152 (1841-1904)
Grażyna Bacewicz String Quartet No. 3 (1909-1969)
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 “Razumovsky” (1770-1827)