Wednesday 7 Feb 2018, 5.30pmThe Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester
Irvine Arditti violin
Karen Stephenson cello
Sciarrino Sei Capricci for solo violin
Grunewald Golden Turtle
Escape for an hour and enjoy a performance of fresh new music presented in The Gallery space at De Montfort University. Opening the programme, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Sei Capricci for solo violin is a modern counterpart to Paganini’s devilishly difficult études. This is followed by Susanne Grunewald’s Golden Turtle, a captivating piece for cello, electronics and visuals that tells the story of a magical sword after the Vietnamese King’s final battle against the Chinese Ming Dynasty in 1428. Closing the concert, Simon Emmerson’s Stringscape for violin and electronics; a mosaic of sounds reminiscent of Berg, Webern and Ligeti.
This concert is part of the Music of Today series
This concert is supported by the Philharmonia's Principal Partner in Leicester