April 26, 2001
Famous Alternative Chamber
Group at CSUS
Violins strummed like guitars, a cello
played like a jazz bass and bongos played with brushes aren't
typical chamber music styles, but then again, the Turtle Island
String Quartet is anything but ordinary. The critically acclaimed
quartet brings its alternative sound to California State University,
Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29 in the Music Recital
Hall in Capistrano Hall.
Hailed by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as "an unqualified
musical triumph," the Turtle Island String Quartet has
a repertoire so vast that one would need to know the classics,
jazz, blues, rock and country fiddling just to catch all the
references and harmonics in their music.
People magazine considered the quartet to possess an imaginative
style that "stands tradition on its civilized ear."
The group consists of classical musicians with a rock n' roll
sensibility that utilizes the improvisational freedom of jazz.
The quartet members include cellist Mark Summer, violist Danny
Seidenberg, violinist David Balakrishnan and violinist Evan
The performance is part of the University's annual New Millennium
Concert Series - a program dedicated to bringing world-class
musicians to the Sacramento area.
Tickets for the Turtle Island String Quartet concert are $15
general admission and $8 for students. Tickets are available
by contacting the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. For
media assistance call the CSUS office of public affairs at
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