Ms. Smither performs the Berio Sequenza for voice alongside the Tesla Quartet.
K. Szymanowski: String Quartet no. 1, op. 37 (1917)
L. Berio: Sequenza III for solo voice (1966)
C. Debussy: String Quartet (1893)
“Superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand” -The International Review of Music on Tesla Quartet
“A huge, mature, and vocally stunning performance” -VOICE Magazine on Alexandra Smither
A program of sumptuous turn of the 20th century masterworks for string quartet by Karol Szymanowski and Claude Debussy—both exemplifying groundbreaking harmonic pursuits of the time—and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III, which incorporates coughing, laughing, whispering, speaking, and singing into one of the great modern feats for solo voice. Performed by the refined Tesla Quartet and Canadian rising star Alexandra Smither in her first New York appearance.