Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series
Turtle Island Quartet
Friday, March 31, 2017
Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series will present Turtle Island Quartet on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sarkus Busch Theater performing "Birth of the Cool." The performance is open to the public free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, 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 esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”
Please visit their website for more information regarding Turtle Island Quartet.
Thursday, December 15, 2017
The acclaimed Irish ensemble, Danu, will be celebrating Christmas right here at Herkimer College with their performance, “A Christmas Gathering.” This performance will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sarkus-Busch Theater located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center. The performance is open to the public free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Christmas in Ireland is one of the most important holidays for families and friends and Danu’s Christmas Gathering offers a taste of their celebration. Celtic music lovers around the world have been thrilled by their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Nell Ní Chróinín along with top notch guest dancers. Danu returns to the US this holiday season to celebrate Christmas in Irish tradition.
Please visit Danu’s website for more information.
The Robert H. Wood Great Artist Series is a result of a generous endowment made to the Herkimer County College Foundation by the late Robert H. Wood, a long-time resident of Ilion, NY.