RUSH HOUR #3: GENERATIONS
ST JOHN’S WATERLOO
Brahms Symphony No.4
David Corkhill conductor
Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
For five years, ideas were brewing in Brahms’ mind as to how he might ally the contemporary and the archaic. In his final symphony, he injects a dose of supercharged romantic passion into composition styles from two centuries before, creating a work of epic tragedy and lyricism. On the surface sit the kind of melodies that etch themselves into your memory, while underneath, intoxicating musical ideas churn and change as Brahms delivers a work of devastating expression.
Joining us to create an orchestra of symphonic proportions are the remarkable students of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, the next generation annually mentored by their Southbank Sinfonia counterparts.
No booking required, just turn up.