The 1949 Pulitzer prize winning film score written by Virgil Thompson provides the inspiration for GRAMMY® award winning artists Michael Doucet and the Turtle Island Quartet to delve deeply into the myriad faces of Cajun music and beyond. Michael Doucet, leader of the famed ensemble BeauSoleil, has an encyclopedic mastery of this quintessential American music genre and reveals an astonishing range of stylistic influences from all over the globe.
Turtle Island Quartet, the world's preeminent cross-genre string quartet brings Afro Cuban rhythm, the modern jazz harmonic language, traditional and classical styles from France, and even South Indian tabla grooves to the table, a sumptuous meal with spice, sweetness and unbridled joy.
Special Event! On Thursday, February 21, 2013 the Turtle Island Quartet will present an intimate house concert at the historic home of Val A Browning, now the home of George and Mary Hall. Dinner will be catered by Roosters. The seating is extremely limited for this rare opportunity so reserve early. The proceeds from this event will benefit the programming of the Cultural Affairs series. Tickets $100. Call Diane Stern to reserve your place 801-626-6570.