13 September 2019 / 19:30 - 21:30
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum
£14 / Young Person (16-25) £10

Join us for The Listening Post, a one-off theatrical and musical performance by an orchestra like no other in the atmospheric setting of the 100-year-old Mail Rail.

Experience love, laughter, tragedy and inspiration from over 5000 letters sent between some of the UK’s greatest composers, including Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. Actors will bring the composer’s words to life, and the acclaimed young musicians of Southbank Sinfonia their music.

The first time a concert has been held in Mail Rail, this unique evening performance will shine a new light on the story of British classical music and reveal the lives and personalities of some of the composers who shaped the nation’s soundtrack.

Southbank Sinfonia’s #ConcertLab series brings art forms together to explore how we might experience concerts differently. From walking among the orchestra to giant projections, each night offers an immersive take on classical music with a bar and after-party.

This #ConcertLab performance is supported by The London Community Foundation, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust and The Ambache Charitable Trust. Find out more >

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Featuring music from:
Gustav Holst: Quintet for Winds
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet, String Quartet No.2, Rhosymedre
George Butterworth: Suite for String Quartet
Grace Williams: Sextet
Imogen Holst: Fall of the Leaf
Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No.4

Performers:
Southbank Sinfonia
Henry Goodman: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hugh Sachs: Gustav Holst
Mari Izzard: Grace Williams