Distinguished Artist Series Hosts Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet

Sept. 23, 2008

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Turtle Island Quartet, a two-time Grammy award-winning chamber ensemble, will present "A Love Supreme: The Music of John Coltrane" at Baylor University's School of Music Distinguish Artist Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Roxy Grove of Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.

Turtle Island Quartet, a musical group known for their unique blend of classical and contemporary sounds, is made up of several members, including violinists David Balakrishnan, Mads Tolling and Jeremy Kittel, and cellist Mark Summer.

"The Turtle Island Quartet is not classical and it is not jazz, but a fusion of the two styles of music," said Richard Veit, Baylor School of Music concert and promotions manager.

The Baylor concert is based off of Turtle Island's latest CD, "The Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane" featuring Turtle Island's spin on the hits of the legendary jazz saxophonist.

For ticket information on this concert and all Distinguished Artist Series events, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571, or you may purchase tickets online by visiting the School of Music website.

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