The UGA Performing Arts Center presents a holiday concert with the Turtle Island Quartet, above, and Leo Kottke on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. The Grammy-winning TIQ joins forces with 12-string guitarist Kottke for “Solstice Celebration: The Festival of Lights,” which showcases holiday music from around the world.
Tickets, available for $32 and $27, are half price for UGA students with a valid ID. Discount tickets are available for groups attending the concert.
Founded in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet takes its name from creation mythology found in Native American folklore. Since its inception, TIQ has forged a unique style, creating bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. The quartet won the 2006 Grammy Award for best classical crossover recording of the year. The members of TIQ are David Balakrishnan (violin, baritone violin), Evan Price (violin), Mads Tolling (viola) and Mark Summer (cello).
Legendary guitarist and Athens native Leo Kottke returns to the Performing Arts Center where he played to a sold-out house in 2001. For the past three decades, Kottke has gained worldwide acclaim for an eclectic musical style that embraces folk idioms and pop melodies as well as jazz and classical influences.
This concert is scheduled to be recorded for national broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.