Waterloo Festival - Southbank Sinfonia Gala Concert, Supported by HB Reavis

St John's Waterloo, London, SE1 8TY
Thu 13th June 2019 7:30PM
Gérard Grisey Stèle
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen
Jean Sibelius Symphony No.5

Jessica Cottis conductor

The thunderous echoes of bass drums in Stèle lead into Metamorphosen, an agonising cry over the bombing of World War II. In his diary, Strauss mourned not only the destruction of opera houses and concert halls in Germany, but of culture itself. 23 solo strings gradually build as themes change from half-echoes of one familiar work to shadows of another.
Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony was born during earlier conflict, evolving as the composer’s circumstances changed. From mysterious beginnings comes a conclusion of triumphant hope in the ability to take flight and glimpse omnipotence.

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.
Event Details

Doors Open at 7:00PM
From 7:30PM to 10:00PM


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