Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Turtle Island Quartet at Stiefel Theatre January 15th
The Stiefel Theatre presents the Turtle Island Quartet, Saturday, January 15th at 7:30pm.
A glorious fusion of jazz and classical, the Turtle Island Quartet has been the very definition of American Chamber music for over 25 years. From stages around the globe to international airwaves, winner of two recent Grammy’s for Best Classical Crossover, the Turtle Island Quartet is the most acclaimed ensemble of its kind. Its name is derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore. Since the inception of Turtle Island in 1985, they have been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles.
Juxtaposed Jimi Hendrix works will be featured with the assumption that the guitar legend is a kindred spirit to a modern-jazz giant – Turtle Island declares Hendrix an evolutionary figure in the historic of music for electric guitar.
“It must have been like this when Beethoven was taking Vienna by storm – the exhilaration of seeing the future of classical music unfold before your eyes and ears.” – St. Louis Dispatch
Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed Turtle Island Quartet to be a “unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”
Tickets range from $15 to $35