Quartet Brings a Unique Brand of Chamber Music to Whittier College 

Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634 

Oct. 21, 2003                                   

Reference: 03/04: 18

Contact: Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974 

Quartet Brings a Unique Brand of Chamber Music to Whittier College 

           The Turtle Island String Quartet (TISQ) brings The Art of the Groove to the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College in their 3 p.m. concert on Sunday, Oct. 26.

          The group, which has been performing since 1985, features David Balakrishnan and Evan Price on violin, Danny Seidenberg on viola, and Mark Summer on cello.  In concert, they blend the emotional immediacy of jazz with the brilliant conceptualization of classical music. 

          The Art of the Groove will feature TISQ’s arrangements of work by composers including Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Thelonius Monk, Pat Metheny, Bach, Vivaldi, Chick Corea, Beethoven, Ravel and Frank Zappa, and their own compositions, which integrate such styles as jazz, western classical, American fiddle, rock, rhythm and blues, world beat, Afro-Cuban, and Indian classical music.

          Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for senior citizens and students with ID.  Tickets are available by calling the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203.

Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts.  Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa. 

Note to Editors:  At 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, the Turtle Island String Quartet will
provide an outreach program to more than 500 students from local elementary schools. 
For more information, contact David Palmer at (562) 907-4835.

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