CUATRO Puntos celebrate artists from Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan in From Damascus To Kabul, Saturday's York Late Music concert at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York.

The string sextet from the United States are dedicated to global cooperation and peace through music. This weekend's 7.30pm programme is part of their European tour, The Rosegarden Of Light Project, a collaboration with British composer Sadie Harrison and students from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

Alongside traditional Afghan music presented on video by Ensemble Zohra, Cuatro Puntos will be performing works by contemporary composers from the aforementioned countries. These vibrant, challenging, beautiful and surprising pieces will showcase the range of music that survives there despite the most challenging of circumstances.

The programme features Mohammed Othman Sidiq's Concertino, from Iraq; Kareem Roustom's Letters Home, from Syria; the world premiere of James Else's Falling, Unseen; Reza Vali's Calligraphies, from Iran, and Pesta Farosh's Traditional Afghan Song.

Further pieces will be the world premiere of a York Late Music commission, Milad Yousufi's Piece for String Quartet, from Afghanistan; Sadie Harrison's Gulistan-e Nur (The Rosegarden Of Light), for string sextet and youth ensemble, and Syrian and Iraqi folk songs for string quintet.

Tickets cost £10, concessions £8, students £3 students, available on the door or in advance at Composer Sadie Harrison and Kevin Bishop, leader of Cuatro Puntos, give a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.

An exhibition of artwork and photographs by Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan artists will be on display too.