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Published 1/28/2004
Turtle Island String Quartet to Perform At Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Feb. 8

Turtle Island String Quartet Energetic music from all styles and genres will be heard at Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts as the internationally renowned Turtle Island String Quartet performs on Sunday, February 8. The quartet will appear on the College's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m.

"Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts is honored to present Northwest Ohio with one of the finest string jazz quartets in the country," said Amanda Uhle, Owens Operations Manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. "The Turtle Island String Quartet is an extremely talented group of musicians whose work has truly redefined chamber music for strings. Their exhilarating and genuinely original sound will leave those individuals attending the event speechless."

Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island String Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with 20th century American popular styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined.

Touring for 19 years now, the group is immensely popular in the United States with recent performances for the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center and Interlochen, among others. In addition, Turtle Island has made appearances on television's "Today Show", "This Morning", "Sunday Morning" and "Entertainment Tonight".

The critically acclaimed group also can be heard on National Public Radio programs such as "Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage". Members of the quartet are David Balakrishnan, Evan Price, Danny Seidenberg and Mark Summer.

For information regarding tickets to the Turtle Island String Quartet event or the College's 2003-04 Arts Presenting Season schedule, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS or (567) 661-2787.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo- area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non- credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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