Southbank Sinfonia | World Hunger Day 2012

We are delighted to announce that Southbank Sinfonia will be joining us again for World Hunger Day 2012, May 28. Book Tickets | Royal Albert Hall

World Hunger Day 2011 | Media | The Event on Flickr | Tim’s Review

Founded in 2002, Southbank Sinfonia (SbS) is an orchestra of young professionals now established as Britain’s leading orchestral academy. It describes itself as “Britain’s Newest Orchestra” and one of the most exciting projects in music for decades.”

Southbank Sinfonia was founded by Simon Over, its Music Director, who, while conducting a young group of conservatoire students was struck by their dedication and outstanding talent, but also by the uncertainty they faced in beginning their professional careers.

Southbank Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall Gala Concert in 2009. Photo by Aubrey Kurlansky

Southbank Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall Gala Concert in 2009. Photo by Aubrey Kurlansky

The primary aim of Southbank Sinfonia is to ensure that the most talented and promising players, destined to be the future caretakers of Britain’s strong orchestral tradition, are not lost from the profession in the difficult period immediately following their time at music college.

This is done by broadening their skills; exposing them to a wide range of performing experience; giving them a perspective beyond the technical aspects of musical execution; to have them emerge better equipped and positioned to succeed in their own vocations, and to engender their own passion for music in others throughout their careers.

Every year a new orchestra of 32 young music conservatoire graduates, each supported by bursary, is selected for a full-time programme of public performance and professional development. The unrivalled range of repertoire and activity covered in the programme provides a springboard for the players into a fast-changing music profession.

Southbank Sinfonia Orchestral Academy & Dionne Warwick World Hunger Day 2011 Apollo VictoriaFor audiences and supporters, SbS embodies youthful, enthusiastic and vibrant performances, and an organisation that is committed to the development of young talent and willing to take risks in its artistic projects.

Additionally, bringing together an exceptional group of young, energetic and enthusiastic performers without the commercial and structural constraints of an established orchestra opens up an exciting and unusual range of possibilities. These form the basis for an extended set of aims which is establishing Southbank Sinfonia as an important contributor to musical life in Britain and beyond.

In recent years Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra has performed in classical concerts across the world, performing symphonies from a wide range of composers. London concerts regularly take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Barbican. Alumni of Southbank Sinfonia have gone on to join some of the world’s leading Philharmonic Orchestras.

Southbank Sinfonia & World Hunger Day

Southbank Sinfonia | World Hunger Day 2011 | The Apollo VictoriaSouthbank Sinfonia performed at a Gala Concert in aid of The Hunger Project for World Hunger Day 2011. The evening was entitled ‘Dionne Warwick & Friends’ featured stars from Opera, Musical Theatre and Popular Music.

We are pleased to announce that Southbank Sinfonia will be performing again at the World Hunger Day 2012 Concert which will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on the 28th May.

Find out more about World Hunger Day and how you can Get Involved

Watch the World Hunger Day launch video on YouTube, featuring Tim Holder, Dionne Warwick & Åsa Skogström Feldt


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