Since 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been pushing the limits of what they can play and still be considered “chamber music.” The quartet led by David Balakrishnan has taken their violin/viola/cello instruments and delved into everything from bluegrass and swing music to funk and hip-hop. On their “Winter’s Eve” tour, they explore sounds from around the world, leaning into jazzy renditions of songs from Celtic and Irish winter celebrations as well as songs from Jewish and Hindu traditions. If you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ when it comes to holiday tunes, the Turtle Island Quarter could be your answer. They’ll also stick around to chat with the audience after the matinee show.
Sat, Dec. 14 at 2 pm • $20-$40 • Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center • 211 E. Desmet Ave. • gonzaga.edu/mwpac • 313-4776
— Dan Nailen