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Co-curated by composer George Lewis



We are currently re-planning our season after the Coronavirus lockdown
Full details of this event are to be announced soon

The London Sinfonietta begins its Southbank Centre season with a concert of music by established and emerging black composers, co-curated by leading composer and new music thinker George Lewis.

Partly inspired by the seismic changes in society over the summer, this varied and powerful programme addresses a range of under-represented points of view: Hannah Kendall’s unsettling Verdala explores the experience of the British West Indian Regiment in the First World War in her typically uncompromising and richly textured style, while Courtney Bryan’s haunting and emotionally fraught Yet Unheard sets the voice of Sandra Bland, a young African-American woman found hanged in her jail cell three days after her arrest during a 2015 traffic stop in Texas. The exciting music of Cuban composer Tania León begins the programme, while George Lewis’ energetic Assemblage provides a taste of what’s to come in his upcoming commission for the London Sinfonietta.

Programme includes
Tania León Toque
Hannah Kendall Verdala
George Lewis Assemblage
Courtney Bryan Yet Unheard

Vimbayi Kasiboni conductor
George Lewis co-curator
London Sinfonietta

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

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