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Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series

Gryphon Trio
Friday, October 28, 2016

The Herkimer County College Foundation will host an evening with Gryphon Trio on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sarkus-Busch Theater located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center at Herkimer College. The performance is open to the public free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

Please visit their website for more information regarding the Gryphon Trio.

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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.

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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.