The Philharmonia Orchestra (UK) performs Strum
- featured work:
- Strum for string orchestra
- Philharmonia Orchestra (UK)
- event category:
An evening of free chamber music, curated by Anna Clyne, featuring some of the most prominent voices in today’s contemporary music scene.
“Snatches of folk-inflected melody swirl and dance through Strum by New York composer Jessie Montgomery. Caroline Shaw, eclectic musician and youngest ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, describes her Punctum as “an exercise in nostalgia”. Paula Prestini’s G-force, dedicated to the memory of a friend and “a life fully lived”, combines the traditional textures of a string quartet with the otherworldly sound of the vibraphone. And a clarinet joins the string quartet in the first UK performance of Clyne’s own Strange Loops, co-commissioned by the Philharmonia.”