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Contact: Christine Payton March 26, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The two time Grammy winning Turtle Island Quartet will present a free concert on Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Ducrest-Giflry Auditorium in Angelle Hall.

They will be joined by the UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and over 140 pre-college string students from all over Louisiana as part of “String Day.”

Works performed by the quartet will include All Along The Watchtower, Little Wing, Song To John, and Stolen Moments. Orchestral works will include Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite and Moncayo’s Huapango.

Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings since its inception in 1985.

Winner of the 2006 and most recently, the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. The members foray into folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India.

Cellist 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.”

For more information call the UL Lafayette School of Music at (337) 482-6012 or visit ularts.com.

Document last revised Monday, March 26, 2012 9:53 AM

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