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Tesla String Quartet
May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The award-winning Tesla String Quartet will perform at The Pennington School on Friday, May 4, at 7pm in the Wesley Forum, Yen Humanities Building. Music for two violins, viola, and cello has been a mainstay for the development of classical music since the time of Mozart and Haydn. Please come, listen to, and enjoy a reception with these world- class musicians, made possible through the generosity of a Pennington parent, as well as an alumnus.
The Quartet will be the ensemble-in-residence at the School from May 1 through May 4. The ensemble, named after the late, great inventor Nikola Tesla, known for designing the alternating current system that powers America, will be performing a concert in the Wesley Forum on May 4, in honor of Star Wars Day (“May the force (fourth) be with you!”). They will be finishing off a week of performances, master classes, sectionals, rehearsals, and class visits at The Pennington School.
On their website, www.teslaquartet.com, the Quartet cites this quotation from Nikola Tesla for selecting their name: “Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.” This statement sums up the bond between musicians in a small chamber ensemble as well as that between people listening to music. During their residency at Pennington, it is hoped that the instrumentalists in the School’s music program are inspired to further develop this bond between one another and the greater campus community.
The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs. The curriculum is college preparatory, with an emphasis on individual excellence, fostering the development of the whole student through academics, athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts.