May 8, 2025 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The Monarch

Turtle Island String Quartet

Strings for the 21st century

Thursday, May 8, at 7:30PM
The Monarch

Turtle Island isn’t your typical string quartet – they’ve been marrying classical traditions with modern jazz and improvisation since long before it was trendy. Borrowing their name from a Native American creation story, they’ve honored their original purpose for nearly four decades: melding the wide range of music performed in North America, both past and present. Virtuosic and relatable, the two-time Grammy winners consistently earn critical praise for their original compositions and boundary-breaking interpretations beyond the jazz and classical worlds, including bluegrass, rock, and R&B. Authentic and passionate, the adventurous chamber masters create “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground,” -Yo-Yo Ma. Let Turtle Island take you on a musical journey across the globe, weaving strains of humanity together into an integrated whole.