Composer Savourna Stevenson (pictured) has written a quarter of a new work to be premiered at Temple Church, off London’s Fleet Street, a week tomorrow. Four female composers have each composed a movement celebrating four women in history to complete Tetra, which will be played by female harp quartet, 4 Girls 4 Harps. The concert celebrates the fifteenth birthday of the group, who will then tour the work in the upcoming season.
Stevenson’s movement is inspired by American-born, Paris-based dancer, singer and actress Josephine Baker. She is currently working on a piece for piano and orchestra that also takes its inspiration from that era, documenting an instrument played by Horowitz, Gershwin, Ravel and Louis Armstrong.
Stevenson’s work for young people with writer Stuart Paterson, Misterstourworm and the Kelpie’s Gift, will have new performances by the RSNO in Children’s Classic Concerts in Glasgow and Edinburgh this autumn.