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ArtsLIVE Performance Series

Tesla Quartet: Viaggio in Italia

3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2021, virtual presentation

“…a tautness of focus and refinement of detail.”

Join the Tesla string quartet on a journey to Italy, performing virtually in Venice in the Piazza San Marco; at Milan’s Peace Arch; and even an orange grove in Rome. Thanks to the miracle of the green screen and evolving digital technology, this New York City-based quartet can share not only the sounds of Italian-influenced composers, but also the seductive sights of a country known for its rich cultural heritage.

Tesla’s musical journey will lead from Mozart to Puccini. Mozart visited Italy three times as a teenager, and during one visit to Milan and the surrounding regions he composed six of his earliest string quartets. A little over a century later, Hugo Wolf penned his Italian Serenade, which took its inspiration from a novella in which a young violinist leaves home to seek his fortune abroad. They’ll also include transcriptions of five-voice Madrigals by 16th century composer Carlo Gesualdo, and Puccini’s only string quartet, a haunting elegy entitled I Crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums).

View the free March 7 Tesla Quartet concert on YouTube: click on either photo or “Join Us.” Remember, this program will begin at 3 p.m., March 7 and will only be available for 48 hours following the premiere. A live question and answer session will follow the premiere on YouTube.

View or download the event program (pdf) >

Two Ways to Watch the Concert
Virtual Performance

On your computer, watch this virtual performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Join us.
Augmented Reality

For the more adventurous, an Augmented Reality (AR) version of the concert is available for viewing with a hand-held device (your phone or tablet). The AR version will look similar to the version on YouTube, but you’ll be able to virtually move and look around the scene by moving your phone while watching.

Just like the YouTube version, the AR version will go live at 3 PM on Sunday, March 7. To view the AR version, use your phone or tablet to install the Hoverlay app (which powers the AR). Then scan the QR code here. Alternatively, access Hoverlay from the link below with your phone or tablet.

Access Hoverlay
Audience Participation
Post Your Questions

Following the virtual concert, a live question-and-answer session will be conducted on the YouTube site. Although Immersphere will not support this function, you can post a question or comment on the YouTube site at any time during or after the concert. We encourage your participation.

Get involved in the conversation.


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