The Tesla Quartet (Ross Snyder, violin; Michelle Lie, violin; Edwin Kaplan, viola; Serafim Smigelskiy, cello) was formed at the Julliard 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. The Quartet has enjoyed a busy performing schedule, both in the States and abroad, with appearances in Austria, England and France. Community involvement and outreach are integral parts of the Tesla Quartet’s mission, and the group has brought inspiring music to children’s hospitals, soup kitchens, libraries, retirement communities and schools.
The concert is open to the public at no charge, donations appreciated.
A House Concert will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at a private Joplin home. The evening will include wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, concert by the Quartet and champagne/dessert. Reservations ($80 per person) are required by Monday, March 14th.
While in Joplin the Quartet will present one educational outreach at Spring River Christian Village at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th. The public is invited to attend.
This concert is sponsored, in part, by the Bramlage Family Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Outreach activity funded, in part, by the Rusty Smith Memorial Fund.