Join us for a Digital Discovery concert with The Tesla Quartet who will perform works from their "Alternating Currents" commissioning project, in which Tesla selected 12 freelance composers whose work has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic to write short works for string quartet. The 45 minute concert will feature works by the following composers:
Eliza Bagg - Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Day - Arlington, TX
Adeliia Faizullina - Los Angeles, CA
Beatrice Ferreira - Montreal, QC
Gilbert Galindo - Queens, NY
Grey Grant - Ann Arbor, MI
Clifton Ingram - Boston, MA
Bonnie Lander - Baltimore, MD
Adam Maalouf - Brooklyn, NY
Leyna Marika Papach - St. Paul, MN
Kalia Vandever - Brooklyn, NY
Kerwin Young - Fairburn, GA
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 5-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, was released in October 2019.
Artists are being hit incredibly hard in these trying times. Please consider supporting the artists directly:
More than ever, our city needs a home that welcomes and celebrates music in all its forms and vibrancy. Match for Music: Double Your Donation to National Sawdust today to strengthen our resiliency and keep our doors open to support artists’ livelihoods, digitally and in the future. Every dollar you contribute will be matched 1:1 by our Board Chair Kevin Dolan and President Jill Steinberg up to $300,000. Thank you for anything you can do to help National Sawdust continue to connect us all through the gift of music. Donate here.
Performances are free, but we would love to keep in touch. We will provide artist lineups, updates on scheduling, and resources to accompany the performances. We will NOT share your information with anyone else.