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Tenth Anniversary Celebration 2

  • The Walls Vineyard Production Facility 1015 West Pine Street Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Four plus four equals infinite possibility.

First on the program is the string quartet of Bedřich Smetana in E minor, performed by Festival Artists Brittany Boulding Breeden and Petro Krysa, violins; Timothy Christie, viola; and Kevin Krentz, cello. The folk-infused music tells the story of the famous Czech composer’s life. From young romance to personal triumphs and tragedies, Smetana lays bare his personal narrative in beautiful sound.

Next, the Festival quartet is joined by the world famous Turtle Island Quartet for a performance of David Balakrishnan’s “Snakes and Ladders” from his double quartet, Mara’s Garden of False Delights. The work combines funky grooves and the unmistakeable spice of Indian music.

Finally, Turtle Island Quartet takes the stage for a set of genre-defying selections. Jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, classical and anything else they can think of will be on display. All pieces will be announced from the stage. Happy anniversary, WWCMF!

Special Bonus! Doors will open a half-hour earlier at 6PM so that you can enjoy delicious food by Plow & Vine and wines by The Walls Vineyards. A variety of tapas, fried gnocchi and the famous Plow & Vine Burger will be available for purchase prior to the performance.


Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)

String Quartet in E minor, From My Life (1876)

     I. Allegro vivo appassionato
     II. Allegro moderato alla polka
     III. Largo sostenuto
     IV. Vivace


— Intermission —


David Balakrishnan (b. 1954)

Mara’s Garden of False Delights, for two string quartets

     III. Snakes and Ladders


Music of Turtle Island Quartet

All selections will be announced from the stage


Artists: David Balakrishnan, violin; Brittany Boulding Breeden, violin; Timothy Christie, viola; Benjamin von Gutzeit, viola; Alex Hargreaves, violin; Kevin Krentz, cello; Petro Krysa, violin; and Malcolm Parson, cello.

Student and Family Tickets: To purchase our $45 family pass or $8 student ticket, click here.

Earlier Event: March 10
Special Event — Turtle Island Quartet