Members of the Turtle Island String Quartet, above, and the Ying Quartet, below.
It was like playing with a chemistry set. Take some of "this," pour in some of "that," stand back and see what happens. When the classical Ying Quartet got together with the eclectic Turtle Island Quartet, both sides say the chemistry was immediate.
Fresh off their 2006 Grammy, we'll hear their collaboration in concert in Portland, Oregon, playing a piece by David Balakrishnan called "Snakes and Ladders."