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Rush Hour #10: Journeys

26 May 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

RUSH HOUR #10: JOURNEYS
ST JOHN’S WATERLOO

Mendelssohn Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Beethoven
Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’

Ben Gernon conductor

Escape the bustle of London and journey with us to destinations anew. In Mendelssohn’s overture the perils of a calm sea sap the momentum of a tall ship until, with the coming of the wind, fervent activity resumes. Beethoven, meanwhile, shares his love of the countryside in his Sixth Symphony. A musical landscape is painted complete with babbling brook, drunken locals at the village pub, some extreme weather and the horn calls of shepherds drifting across the valley.

We are delighted to welcome back Ben Gernon, winner of the prestigious Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2013 and who has since worked with orchestras globally including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.

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BEFORE THE CONCERT

Find out more about Ben Gernon, and why the young conductor is winning accolades and admirers around the world, in our artist preview:

Ben Gernon: Find out more

Hear a preview of Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker:

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Details

Date:
26 May 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

St John’s Waterloo
St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY United Kingdom
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