RUSH HOUR #4: FATE

Thursday
19
March
FREE
6.00PM
St John's Waterloo i
RUSH HOUR #4: FATE
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
Lee Reynolds conductor
Students from the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

A battle with crippling self-doubt and writer’s block was the generative force behind Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5. 

After being catapulted to fame by his immensely popular Symphony No.4 ten years earlier, Tchaikovsky became a bit of a celebrity in Russia and beyond. But the composer’s ego was far from secure as he struggled with the pressure of the hype: he was left with a nasty case of ‘difficult second album syndrome’. 

The vivid orchestral colour of the Symphony No.5 inhabits a world of melodrama and maximalism, and explores the idea of ultimate victory over destiny. We are led by a recurring ‘fate theme’ as it weaves through bombastic funeral marches and swirling waltzes, in music composed against all odds. 

Students of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School – mentored annually by their Southbank Sinfonia counterparts – bolster our forces as we embark on a journey of triumph over fate.

Book your free ticket online, then give what you can on the night. 

Should you encounter any issues when booking, please email tickets@southbanksinfonia.co.uk 

This concert will be one hour long (with no interval).



Part of our Rush Hour Concert series
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