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David Balakrishnan of the Turtle Island Quartet talks Island Prayers

Island Prayers, an ambitious, multi-composer piece, features new music by award-winning composers Terence Blanchard, Rhiannon Giddens, Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and David Balakrishnan. 

Speaking with Michelle Witt, David Balakrishnan describes his own work, why he founded Turtle Island, and the genesis of Island Prayers.

Turtle Island Quartet performs the world premiere of Island Prayers at Meany Center on October 6, 2023. Learn More