Tuesday 13 July 2021

Summer in the Square: Southbank Sinfonia brings a bit of Italian sunshine to its new home at St John's Smith Square

Southbank Sinfonia's Summer in the Square
Southbank Sinfonia is having a three-day festival to celebrate its new home at St John's Smith Square; Summer in the Square will feature four concerts from 23 -25 July 2021. Normally in July, the orchestra travels to Italy for a week-long festival in the glorious Italian sunshine, but this year they hope to bring the Italian sunshine to London.

The weekend opens with an all-Beethoven programme, the Violin Concerto with violinist Ruth Rogers and Symphony No. 5 conducted by the orchestra's founder, Simon Over. On Saturday afternoon there is a string concert featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and Haydn, with David Corkhill conducting a programme of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Nielsen in the evening, including a chance to hear Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto. On Sunday, Simon Over conducts Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony alongside Ravel's Piano Concerto in G with pianist Tom Poster as the soloist.

In August, the orchestra will be moving to Opera Holland Park where it joins forces with British Youth Opera for a production of Rossini's L’occasione fa il ladro conducted by Peter Robinson.

Full details from Southbank Sinfonia's website.

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