Ayanna Witter-Johnson introduces ‘Island Suite’, her new commission for the Solem Quartet as part of ‘BBN 4: Experiments’, the fourth part of their Beethoven Bartók Now project. Ayanna discusses how the piece is influenced by her Jamaican heritage, while violist Stephen Upshaw and violinist Amy Tress talk about the experience of playing the music and how it is unlike anything they’ve played before!
20th July (premiere) Wilton’s Music Hall, London
25th July MusicFest Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth
21st October Tung Auditorium, Liverpool