WEDNESDAY 17 MAY | 7.30pm
RHAPSODY IN BLUE:
SOUTHBANK SINFONIA 15TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE
MASON BATES Mothership
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
WALTON Belshazzar’s Feast
Simon Over conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano
Parliament Choir, St Michael’s Singers and singers from
Bar Choral Society, The Bach Choir, London Concert Choir and St Alban’s Bach Choir
Music packed with innovation, that melds genres and defies borders, provides everything needed for an unforgettable birthday party. To celebrate 15 years of Southbank Sinfonia, we take to the iconic stage of the Royal Festival Hall with a super-sized orchestra of 92 musicians - the biggest in our history - bringing together current and former players for a concert of boundary-breaking music.
Britain’s star pianist Benjamin Grosvenor brings his supercharged virtuosity to Gershwin’s Jazz Age Rhapsody in Blue, while massed choral forces join the orchestra for Walton’s lavish feast: an exhilarating fusion of extrovert symphonic tradition and swing-infused, punchy rhythms. In Mothership, an electro-orchestral spaceship welcomes improvising soloists to ‘dock’ with it.
Tickets £12 - £36 on sale now
Book online via southbanksinfonia.co.uk, or call the Southbank Centre Box Office on 020 7960 4200