We regret to inform you that following Government advice regarding COVID-19, this event is suspended. Please contact Southbank Centre for queries regarding tickets.
Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Anger, and Sloth. Weill’s dark, satirical ‘sung ballet’ The Seven Deadly Sins is a cautionary tale of a women’s lost humanity in the pursuit of the American Dream. The glitz and glamour of 1930s cabaret shows its sleazier side in the witty text by Brecht paired up with Weill’s well-crafted parodies of the popular music of the era.
Strauss’ rich, luscious Overture and Dance Scene from his opera Ariadne auf Naxos contrasts with the fresh, vitality of the ever-inventive Mozart with his Flute Concerto No.2 which sparkles with elegant solo passages for Southbank Sinfonia player, Catherine Hare.
A driving pulse relentlessly urges the music forward at maximum in Widmann’s 180 beats per minute which the composer describes as a “sheer enjoyment of rhythm.”
In partnership with Nonclassical, this year we perform world premieres from their four Associate Composers, providing a platform to the next generation of exciting composers.
Tickets go on general sale 26 February 2020.
This concert will be one hour and 30 minutes long (including an interval).