|Turtle Island Quartet comes to the Stockbridge February 19th|
For the concert at the Stockbridge, The Turtle Island Quartet will be playing one of their most popular new programs, Birth of the Cool. In this concert, the quartet employs their signature groove-based rhythmic techniques to create brand new arrangements of cool jazz standards that prove that the line between classical music and jazz is much thinner than one might think. In addition to classics by Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Lenny Tristano and others, the quartet will premiere a brand-new work by founder and violinist David Balakrishnan.
While we often discourage texting during our performances, I hope that you come to the show next week and find yourself in a situation similar to mine where you feel the need to let one of your friends know just how amazing this group is. I've often said to my friends and family that you should never turn down the opportunity to see artists who are the best at what they do. It doesn't matter if they are saxophonists or fire-swallowers, if they are the best in their field they are worth seeing. That's how I feel about Turtle Island. Come to this show, and even if you don't consider yourself a string aficionado, I'm confident the Turtle Island Quartet will blow you away. You'll leave the theatre and won't be able to keep from thinking to yourself, "That was cool."
-Matt Cahoon, Director of Cultural Programming