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

Emmerson Stringscape

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