Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay
Thursday Nov 7th, 2013 - Thursday Nov 7th, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Great Hall
Rush pricing available now! $12 for students, $17 for faculty & staff.
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920's. While the combination of voice and strings has long been a staple of the classical genre as well as of contemporary music, Nellie McKay's talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele and Turtle Island's famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities. A healthy dose of original music, for which both Ms. McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet are renowned, rounds out this sweeping concert.
"...The ability to create the best jazz, rock, bluegrass and the rest in sonorities that are rich, transparent, balanced and blessedly lightly amplified." --The Washington Post
"...spicing up and stretching out cultural parameters of string quartet tradition ... This is a group with a sterling past, future and an evolving present." --Santa Barbara News Press
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