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Nov. 8, 2010
HARRISBURG — Turtle Island Quartet makes a stop on its 25th anniversary tour for a Live at Rose Lehrman performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Guests musicians Mike Marshall (mandolin) and Cyrus Chestnut (piano), accompany the group in a concert featuring a mix of jazz, folk and R&B styles with a flavoring of holiday tunes. Tentative selections may include: “Jesu Joy Of Man's Desire,” “Linus And Lucy” (from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”) and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”
David Balakrishnanin started the quartet in 1985 and it has been a bold force in the creation of new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island combines the classical quartet with contemporary American musical styles. The quartet has a repertoire consisting of hundreds of arrangements and originals. They have been featured on the “Today Show,” “All Things Considered,” “Prairie Home Companion,” and “Morning Edition.” Turtle Island has also been seen in both People and Newsweekmagazines, and has scored high reviews from around the country: 
·         New York Times - “Impeccable precision in its pitch and coordination . . . ebullient!”
·         Los Angeles Times - “A sterling example of first-rate jazz music-making.”
·         San Francisco Examiner - “. . . zest, imagination and brilliant technique . . .”
Support for this Live at Rose Lehrman event comes from the Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation and the HACC Foundation. Grant funding is provided by The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The Cultural Enrichment Fund. Media sponsors for the event are WHTM-TV  abc27 and WITF-FM 89.5. 
Live at Rose Lehrman will present the Turtle Island Quartet at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, with guests Mike Marshall and Cyrus Chestnut at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 senior citizens, and $15 students. Contact the box office at 717-231-ROSE (7673). Tickets also are on sale at www.LiveatRoseLehrman.org.
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