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    London Sinfonietta, artist writing music

    Envelop yourself in music by established and emerging Black composers, performed by the London Sinfonietta, in this broadcast event.

    The orchestra begins its season at the Southbank Centre with this concert co-curated by leading composer and new music thinker George Lewis.

    Partly inspired by the seismic changes in society over the summer, this varied and powerful selection of music addresses a range of under-represented points of view.

    Hannah Kendall’s unsettling Verdala explores the experience of the British West Indian Regiment in the First World War in her typically uncompromising and richly textured style.

    Courtney Bryan’s Sanctum addresses issues which have been highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The exciting music of Cuban composer Tania León begins the programme, while George Lewis’ energetic Assemblage provides a taste of what’s to come in his upcoming commission for the London Sinfonietta.

    This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.

    Performers
    • London Sinfonietta
    • Vimbayi Kaziboni conductor
    • vocalist to be announced
    Repertoire
    • Jason Yarde: Rude awakening arr. Kerry Yong
    • Leila Adu-Gilmore: Ghost lullaby; Negative space from Freedom Suite
    • Hannah Kendall: Verdala
    • Interval
    • Tania León: Indigena
    • George Lewis: Assemblage
    • Courtney Bryan: Sanctum

    Need to know

    This free event is streamed via the London Sinfonietta website.

    Please ensure that you have access to a stable WiFi network in order to watch the event.

    This concert can also be heard live on Radio 3 at 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 October 2020, as part of Radio 3's residency at the Southbank Centre.

    Dates & times

    Until 2 Dec
    Approximate run time: 120 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entryFree

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