Turtle Island Quartet
- March 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm
With special guest Michael Doucet, fiddle
These accomplished Grammy Award-winning artists explore the myriad faces of Cajun music, a quintessentially American genre. Inspired by Virgil Thomson’s 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning film score for Louisiana Story, this collaboration with Michael Doucet reflects a long time connection among these extraordinary instrumentalists. Turtle Island Quartet, the world’s preeminent cross-genre string quartet, has spent more than 25 years expanding the definition of classical music by infusing the string quartet esthetic with jazz, folk, rock, and ethnic music. Master fiddler Michael Doucet, leader of the famed band BeauSoliel, has put his encyclopedic mastery of Cajun music to work, revealing an array of diverse stylistic influences from around the globe. The Washington Post extols his mastery of the fiddle as “brash and blazing.” Together, these artists present a thrilling evening of music not to be missed!
$46, $38, $23