TIQ_876If you’ve never heard Jimi Hendrix classics like “Hey Joe” and “All Along the Watchtower” performed by a string quartet, now’s your chance. Internationally acclaimed Turtle Island Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the James D. Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The performance by this Grammy-winning group, famed for fusing classical chamber music with contemporary American styles ranging from pop and rock to jazz and bluegrass, benefits the Elemore Morgan Jr. Visual Arts Endowment, a fledgling yet growing fund that last year awarded its first round of grants to Acadiana visual artists.

Begun in 1985, TIQ most recently won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, adding to a 2006 gramophone statue in the same category. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has called the group “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground — authentic and passionate — a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”

The mezzanine seats have sold out, but premium seating in the orchestra sections remains. Ticket prices range from $40 to $75. To find out more or to order tickets, log onto the AcA’s website, or call (337) 233-7060.

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