January 04, 2018
Two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet joins forces with renowned Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll for a concert of effervescent music at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Degenstein Center Theater.
Liz Carroll and Turtle Island delve into the timeless music that has been an integral part of wintertime festivities for centuries-from ancient songs of the Celtic winter solstice and yuletide reels from Ireland, to tunes of Hanukkah, a Hindu spiritual and an unconventional holiday classic by Miles Davis.
Since its inception in 1985, Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed Turtle Island to be "a unified voice that truly breaks new ground-authentic and passionate-a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today."
Since she was 18, when she astounded the Celtic music world by winning the Senior All-Ireland Championship, Liz Carroll and her fiddle have been amazing audiences around the globe. In recent years, she has been honored with many accolades, including a nomination for a 2010 Grammy, with John Doyle, for their duet album, "Double Play." In April 2011, Carroll was awarded the Cumadóir TG4, the first American-born composer honored with Ireland's most significant traditional music prize.
Tickets for the event are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for non-Susquehanna students.
For tickets, visit the University Box Office in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby or call 570-372-ARTS (2787). The box office is open Monday through Friday, between noon and 5 p.m. while university classes are in session.