Symphonic Winds

Thursday
12
March
FREE
1.10PM
St Clement Danes, Strand, London i
Symphonic Winds
Ruth Gipps Seascapes
Carl Reinecke Octet (mvt III & IV)
Émile Bernard Divertissement for Double Wind Quintet

Shake up your lunch break and come hear Southbank Sinfonia’s wind section as they step out from the back row of the orchestra to showcase their symphonic skills. With music written especially for wind instruments, join us for a free lunchtime concert in the heart of the city. 

The strings may have the afternoon off but these pieces more than prove that the full symphonic sound can still be captured with breath alone. 

We take a nostalgic trip down to the Sussex coast with Gipps’ Seascapes. Conjuring images of tranquil ocean vistas, we drift along with the swirling scales of the flutes and oboes back to buoyant childhood memories. 

A master manipulator of moods, Reinecke layers the deep, woody sounds of the instruments building a foundation for the clarinet and flute to majestically float above. 

Bernard’s Divertissement could aptly be called a Wind Symphony with so much character and novelty packed into the playing of ten soloists coming together as one.

This concert will be 45 minutes long.



This event is free with no ticket required.

LISTEN

Listen to Divertissement by Émile Bernard
LISTEN HERE

RUTH GIPPS

Read up on composer Ruth Gipps
READ HERE

ST CLEMENT DANES

Learn more about St Clement Danes Church
READ HERE

WATCH

Take a guided tour of the oboe, courtesy of our 2017 oboists Lavinia and Emma
WATCH HERE