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. The quartet performs regularly across North America as well as many international and festival appearances. The Tesla Quartet, consisting of Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello), appeared in Joplin in March 2016 where they presented both a public performance and a ticketed House Concert. We are pleased to announce they will be featured at this season’s ticketed House Concert on November 8, 2019.
Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is considered one of today’s most exceptional artists. Fiterstein has performed in recital, with distinguished orchestras, and with chamber music ensembles throughout the world. The Washington Post has described his playing as “dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility, and range. A dedicated performer of chamber music, Fiterstein frequently collaborates with distinguished artists and ensembles and regularly performs with the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Fiterstein appeared in Joplin in February 2018 as part of a piano trio.