Hickory – In the continuation of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 2017-18 Concert Series, the Tesla Quartet and Friends will perform on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in Grace Chapel. As last year’s audience favorite, the quartet plans to play a diverse set of duo sonatas with piano by Brahms and Franck.

The Tesla Quartet features Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello). According to the International Review of Music, the group brings a refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire, and they are often praised for finding the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of style, era, or technical demand.

The Quartet has recently won the Haydn Prize and the Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. In 2008, at The Julliard School the group established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York after winning second place in the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. The group is dedicated to community involvement and outreach.

The performance is free and open to public; no tickets or reservations are required. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. To learn more, visit lr.edu/public-events or call the LRU Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 828.328.7206. Visit teslaquartet.com to learn more about the group.

Established in the fall of 2000, the Concert Series at LRU serves the University community and the greater Hickory area by providing opportunities to hear and interact with musical artists. The Concert Series promotes a talented array of artists each season and provides student access to concerts and recitals, artist lectures, and hands-on experience in master class settings.

Tesla Quartet perform Oct. 29, Grace Chapel