Thu 06 Jun | St. John's Church, Waterloo
rush hour concert:
with southbank sinfonia
About the Event
Karin HENDRICKSON | Conductor
Arnold SCHOENBERG | Verklärte Nacht
Camille SAINT-SAËNS | Symphony No. 2
Written on the eve of the 20th century, Schoenberg’s ultra-Romantic Transfigured Night uses the shimmering tones of a string orchestra to conjure a moonlit setting for a tale of emotional transformation. As a couple walk through a cold, barren grove one night, feelings change from despair to hope, from grief to joy, through an act of love and acceptance. The music similarly transforms from resignation and agitation to a hymn-like climax, rich in tenderness and compassion.
Saint-Saëns’ symphony, meanwhile, mirrors the composer’s emotional journey, using music to step out of the shadows cast by grief.
ABOUT SOUTHBANK SINFONIA
An orchestra like no other, Southbank Sinfonia is composed of young graduate musicians from around the world. Every year it welcomes a new cohort of 33 musicians for an intensive programme of performance and professional development, including collaborations with world-renowned conductors. Since it was founded in 2002 Southbank Sinfonia has been a springboard for musicians who now appear with orchestras worldwide. The orchestra is based at St John’s Waterloo.
Time & Location
06 Jun, 6pm
St. John's Church, Waterloo
73, Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY (map below)