A sinister undercurrent is never far from the surface in Barber’s dreamlike lyric rhapsody. The sepia-toned nostalgia of balmy Tennessee evenings is described from the perspective of a young boy, who will be brought to life by soprano Chloe Morgan, Southbank Sinfonia’s associate artist and winner of the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award 2019.
Stravinsky began composing his Symphony in C whilst receiving treatment for tuberculosis in the same Alpine hospital that his daughter and wife had recently died in. Undeterred by these struggles, Stravinsky produced a symphony with jagged edges, rhythmic tension and unpredictability that would become his trademark.
An impassioned clash of opposing musical forces sets the stage for Musgrave’s Green. The blazing battle between two contrasting musical ideas explores the conflicts that underpin life, such as that between youth and impending age.
In partnership with Nonclassical, this year we perform world premieres from their four Associate Composers, providing a platform for the emerging voices of new music.
This concert will be one hour and 30 minutes long (including an interval) and is supported by PRS Foundation's Resonate programme.