Classical music

Benjamin Grosvenor performs Rhapsody in Blue

Britain's star pianist performs Gershwin's much-loved masterpiece. Benjamin Grosvenor brings his supercharged virtuosity to Rhapsody in Blue, matched by the effervescent Southbank Sinfonia – drawing together some of the world's finest young players.

The massed forces of Britain's Parliament Choir and Bar Choral Society join the orchestra for Walton's lavish feast, taking the jazz influence of Gershwin and combining it with extrovert symphonic tradition.

Mothership brings such innovation to the 21st century, as an electro-orchestral spaceship welcomes improvising soloists to `dock' with it.

'Southbank Sinfonia, a hugely talented young ensemble whose performances are always theatrical' (The Independent)


Southbank Sinfonia
Simon Over conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor piano
Benedict Nelson
Parliament Choir
St Michael's Singers (Coventry Cathedral)
with singers from:
Bar Choral Society
The Bach Choir
London Concert Choir
St Alban's Bach Choir


Mason Bates: Mothership
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Dates & times

17 May 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins


Royal Festival Hall


£12 - £36
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
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