Turtle Island String Quartet

(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.