Great chops, penetrating musical intelligence and steely determination wrapped in a glamorous package.”
-- Carter Brey, New York Philharmonic
Southampton, NY - Saturday, December 3, 7pm
A unique chance to see "the star of Carnegie Hall", a "genuinely creative musical artist", a "powerful and disruptive voice"-and her 1720 Testore Cello-in the intimate setting of a breathtaking Southampton modern home.
Join us for an unforgettable performance by her generation's most celebrated cellist. Tessa Seymour will play an hour-long show of enchanting solo cello. One hour of wonderful music, part homage to classical compositions like Bach’s Cello Suites, part superb testament to the range of Ms. Seymour’s repertoire, featuring wonderful music by Zoltan Kodaly, Giovanni Sollima, and Gyorgy Ligeti.
7pm Cocktail reception
8pm Tessa Seymour concert
9:30pm Bites and drinks
Tessa Seymour made her televised Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, and has since performed in Europe, Asia and the US as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Committed to a repertoire that cuts across genres and brings to life contemporary and established works alike, she has collaborated with and premiered the works of Matthias Pintscher, John Adams, David Ludwig, and Richard Danielpour. Recent appearances include concerts at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, and the US premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Suite for Solo Cello at Carnegie Hall. Tessa is the recipient of, among others, the Verbier Festival’s “Jean-Nicolas Firmenich” prize for cello, and was named Jack Kent Cooke Scholar in 2010. She is a regular performer at the Verbier Festival, Napa Valley’s Festival del Sole, and the Dresden Music Festival.
We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful evening of music.