Cultural series planned with mass appeal in mind
By Jason Wermers
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Three weeks after ‘Swonderful, the two-time Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet will bring their long-running string sounds to Aiken. The quartet — violinists David Balakrishnan and Mads Tolling, cellist Mark Summer and violinist Jeremy Kittel — is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Don’t come expecting a strictly classical repertoire. Yes, Turtle Island does emphasize classical, but it adds in folk and other American musical styles.
“Turtle Island is a great jazz group, and classical group,” Schumacher said. “Their last album is based on Jimi Hendrix tunes.”
Hendrix on strings?
Schumacher says it’s not to be missed.