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An Italian Journey: Tesla Quartet performs Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence”

Inspired by numerous pleasurable escapes from harsh Russian winters, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s love of Italy is reflected in his “String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 ‘Souvenir de Florence.’” Best known as a master composer of symphonies and ballets, Tchaikovsky crafted this work through a rich blend of well-known Italian street songs and melodies. The internationally acclaimed Tesla Quartet will open this Fall Arts Celebration concert at Grand Valley State University with “Quartet in B minor, Op. 33, No. 1” by Franz Joseph Haydn, and then be joined by GVSU music faculty members Paul Swantek (viola) and Pablo Mahave-Veglia (cello) to perform “Souvenir de Florence.” Formed at The Julliard School in 2008, members of the Tesla String Quartet include Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola) and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello). 

An Italian Journey: Tesla Quartet performs Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence”
  • Times:  Starts at 7:30 PM
  • September 17, 2018 to September 17, 2018
  • Grand Valley State University - Cook-DeWitt Center
  • Free