Dynamic ensemble to grace church


BLUE HILL — The Tesla Quartet, named after the Serbian physicist and inventor and visionary Nikola Tesla, will express its innovative spirit when it performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill.

The string ensemble, which released its first album “Haydn, Ravel, and Stravinsky” earlier this year, includes Edwin Kaplan, viola; Serafim Smigelskiy, cello; and Ross Snyder and Michelle Lie, violins.

Presented by the Blue Hill Concert Association, the Feb. 10 concert is the second in the organization’s 2019 chamber music series. The Tesla Quartet’s program will include Osvaldo Golijov’s haunting “Tenebrae,” Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 5 and Ottorino Respighi’s String Quartet in D Major.

The quartet performs regularly across North America with recent international appearances throughout Europe and the Far East. Highlights from their 2018 season include performances at Stanford University as winners of the prestigious John Lad Prize, a return to London’s Wigmore Hall and their debut at New York City’s Lincoln Center.

The Blue Hill Concert Association is deeply committed to providing youth of the area with opportunities and ongoing exposure to the best performing musicians from around the world. This takes the form of educational outreach to area school students, as well as recognition and support for local artists and arts organizations.

The featured artist for the Feb. 10th concert is Deer Isle painter, Carolyn Walton and the Brooksville Historical Society is the featured institution.

The acoustically outstanding sanctuary of the Blue Hill Congregational Church is the setting for the concert. Tickets cost $30 per person at the door or online at bluehillconcertassociation.org.

Students are always admitted free. For more info, call 367-2918 or visit bluehillconcertassociation.org.

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