november, 2019

07nov6:00 pmLotte Betts-DeanKurt Weill with Southbank Sinfonia + Sian Edwards

Event Details

Currently Associate Artist with Southbank Sinfonia, Lotte features in a concert celebrating the music of Kurt Weill, the centrepiece of which is his Second Symphony. Lotte performs the Walt Whitman settings, conducted by Sian Edwards.

Weill’s Second Symphony bridged the tumultuous period in which he was forced to flee his native Germany and seek refuge in Paris. Begun in Berlin, the seeds of the symphony lie in its foreboding, trumpet-led introduction. From it evolves a work of relentless urgency, its energy fuelled simultaneously by anger, fear and an antidote of wry satire.

Drawing on all the skill that penned theatrical masterpieces like The Threepenny Opera and blending it with the classical foundations used by Mozart and Haydn, Weill created art that spoke of its time but with lessons that will resonate through the ages.

There will be a post concert talk featuring Lotte and Sian which is open to Friends of Southbank Sinfonia.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm

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