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Tesla Quartet

Rising Tides

81st Season of Concerts

  • Sunday, April 21, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - West Garden Court
  • Performances
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Commemorate Earth Day with the music of the Tesla Quartet. Tesla’s project, Rising Tides, inspired in part by the effect of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, is both a reaction to climate change and a meditation on the rich wonders of our planet that the group strives to protect and preserve.

The program will include Faizullina’s Drops and Ripples, Gardner’s Watershed, Sims’s String Quartet No. 4 (Hope), and Shaw’s The Evergreen.

About the Tesla Quartet

“Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them."— Nikola Tesla

The Tesla Quartet is known throughout the world 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). From cutting edge contemporary works to established masterpieces, the Tesla Quartet’s emotive and thoughtful interpretations reveal the ensemble’s deep commitment to the craft and to their ever-expanding repertoire. The group is comprised of Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie on violin, Edwin Kaplan on viola, and Austin Fisher on cello.