RUSH HOUR #1: BEGINNINGS
ST JOHN’S WATERLOO
Barnard Overture Shakespearian (London premiere)
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Mendelssohn Symphony No.1
Simon Over conductor
Tania Passendji violin
Choir of St Clement Danes
Meet our 2016 orchestra in their first concert, featuring a symphony written by a dazzling child prodigy. Felix Mendelssohn was just 15 years old when he completed his symphonic debut, a piece that surges forward with muscular energy and rambunctious high spirits.
2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, and a national celebration of his legacy. Overture Shakespearian was written for the opening of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1879, but this is its first ever performance elsewhere. Meanwhile, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music takes its text from The Merchant of Venice.
With a complimentary glass of wine on arrival and an orchestra featuring 33 of the most exciting graduate musicians from around the world, why not divert your commute home and join our adventure?
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This event is part of Shakespeare 400, coordinated by King’s College London.