You are here

Turtle Island Quartet

Island Prayers

Oct 06

Performance Dates

  • Fri Oct 06 2023 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Single tickets go on sale August 3.

World Premiere! Since its inception over three decades ago, the Turtle Island Quartet has honored the lineage of musical traditions performed in North America, both past and present. Most recently, they have forged a new direction as an original music ensemble with Island Prayers, an ambitious, multi-composer piece. This evening-length work celebrates the range of influences within the rich cultural spectrum of the continent known as “Turtle Island.” The new music by award-winning composers Terence Blanchard, Rhiannon Giddens, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and David Balakrishnan brings a unique combination of jazz, American roots, indigenous and folkloric styles to its premiere at Meany Center. Co-commissioned by Meany Center.

This unique, jazzy four piece continues to entertain with its distinctive brand of tight, impressive bow-etry in motion.