Solem Quartet Late


Two giant musical voices of the late twentieth century meet in this relaxed concert. Solem Quartet perform Steve Reich’s iconic Different Trains, and vocalist Alice Zawadzki joins them for songs by Kate Bush, newly arranged for string quartet and voice.

Written in 1988, Steve Reich’s Different Trains is a work that looks forward in its musical language, and looks back with its subject matter. Perhaps the composer’s most emotional work, Different Trains stands as a monument to the war generation.

Like Reich, Kate Bush is a visionary artist, pushing the boundaries of genre, form and style. Alice Zawadzki ‘a genuine original’ (The Guardian) joins the Solem Quartet for a set of some of Kate Bush’s most loved songs – including Running Up That Hill, This Woman’s Work, And Dream of Sheep and more – in new arrangements by Solem Quartet violinist, William Newell.