David Balakrishnan

(Photo courtesy Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts)

The Turtle Island String Quartet, founded 30 years ago this month and still led by founder, violinist/composer David Balakrishnan, was perhaps the original cross-genre string ensemble: a classical string quartet--two violins, viola and cello--but playing mostly non-classical music and styles. Turtle Island comes to the Juanita K.