Tulsa fell in love with Tesla in 2013 during their week-long community residency and concert weekend. The quartet has since polished its reputation for excellence through extensive touring and teaching, and winning accolades at major international competitions. Their concerts in Tulsa promise to be a revelation, featuring music by composers from three different continents. Fall in love with Tesla all over again - or for the first time!

“Superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand”  

— The International Review of Music

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Renaissance Square Event Center

6:45 p.m.

Doors open for wine and hors d'oeuvres


Haydn: Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1

Prokofiev: Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92

Program notes

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.

Doors open for wine and conversation


Haydn: Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1

Prokofiev: Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92

Program notes!

Tickets for our Salon Series are Sold-out, but may become available closer to the concert date. Call 918.587.3802 to be put on the waitlist.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

2:15 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture by Jason Heilman


Shaw: Valencia

Pärt: Fratres

Glass: Quartet No. 5

Villa-Lobos: Quartet No. 17

Ljova: Vjola Suite

Program notes!

Concert Highlight: Sunday!


The music on this concert evokes a spectrum of emotional and visceral responses. Caroline Shaw's lively Valencia depicts the sweet and tangy sensations of eating an orange. The spiritual, meditative music of Arvo Pärt provides a moment of reflection before Philip Glass takes us on a deeply moving musical journey. Brazilian Villa-Lobos brings shivers to the spine with soaring cello solos and his South American sensibility. The program ends with exuberance in Russian-born Ljova’s Vjola Suite, a musical celebration of  the American melting pot.

Get to know the Tesla Quartet


The Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. Dubbed “technically superb” by The Strad, the Tesla Quartet recently took Second Prize as well as the Haydn Prize and Canadian Commission Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has also garnered top prizes at numerous other international competitions, including the Gold Medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Third Prize and the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work at the 6th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, and Third Prize at the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition. The London Evening Standard called their rendition of the Debussy Quartet “a subtly coloured performance that balanced confidently between intimacy and extraversion.”

Click here to learn more about the Tesla Quartet.