The Turtle Island String Quartet is on tour and visited Central PA.
1. The quartet came to WITF and played in our studios live! Cary Burkett hosted - keep an eye out for a podcast soon.
2. Each member had at least one of their own arrangements on the program and sometimes that meant a solo performance - especially killer was a solo cello version of Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming.
3. Met lots of WITF listeners beforehand and at intermission. Most had heard the quartet that afternoon and loved the concert.
4. Seeing the quartet was fascinating, how they create percusive sounds and rhythms - to quote a certain credit card commercial - PRICELESS!
5. Their encore of "The Peanuts Theme" was charming and the audience wanted much more giving the ubiquitous standing o. The guys were gracious afterwards and signed cds and took pictures with audience and choir members. Keep an eye out for the TISQ's next album with music by John Coltrane!
[photos by John Clare]