Two concerts of music inspired by social and political change.
What will the General Election of 2015 bring?
On Saturday 9 May – the weekend after polling day – we premiere 16 songs by composers considering the society they hope to see. Co-curated by the London Sinfonietta with Matthew Herbert and the Royal Philharmonic Society, and part of Southbank Centre’s Changing Britain festival.
From songs of protest to songs of hope, music has always played a pivotal role at times of social change and this concert launches a new era of impassioned political expression .#ihavehope
London Sinfonietta conducted by Andrew Gourlay
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6pm
Short ensemble works by emerging composers commissioned in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 8pm
Songs of protest and hope by an eclectic range of composers, carrying messages to the next government.
Download the postcard for the #mynote campaign here