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Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.2 in A minor
Karin Hendrickson conductor

Waterloo Festival and Southbank Sinfonia present a stunning musical programme at St John's Waterloo. Written on the eve of the 20th century, Schoenberg's ultra-Romantic Transfigured Night uses the shimmering tones of a string orchestra to conjure a moonlit setting for a tale of emotional transformation. As a couple walk through a cold, barren grove one night, feelings change from despair to hope, from grief to joy, through an act of love and acceptance. The music similarly transforms from resignation and agitation to a hymn-like climax, rich in tenderness and compassion.

Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 2, meanwhile, mirrors the composer's emotional journey, using music to step out of the shadows cast by grief.


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73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY
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