Turtle Island String Quartet to perform at Wingate University

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Gaskins
Director of Marketing & Communications 704-233-8117

Wingate, N.C. – Turtle Island String Quartet will perform at Wingate University on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center on campus.

The Quartet’s styles include folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock and hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India. A special portion of their performance at Wingate University includes “A Love Supreme – The Legacy of John Coltrane,” for which they received a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2008. Tickets for the concert are $20 and can be purchase online at or by phone at 704-233-8316.

Turtle Island String Quartet will be performing all over the U.S. this year including Richmond, Va, Palm Beach, Fla, New Orleans and Albany, NY. To learn more about them, visit their website:

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,159 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers more than 40 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the doctor of pharmacy and the doctor of education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past three years.