Harmony Sinfonia's Brockley Revolution

Sharon writes:

Harmony Sinfonia is Brockley’s very own symphony orchestra, and our spring concert will take place on Saturday 24th March, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church in Wickham Road.

We have an exclusive offer for Brockley Central readers – buy one full price ticket (worth £9.00) to the concert and bring another person with you for free! To find out how to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail us on harmonysinfonia@gmail.com and quote “Brockley Central Offer”.

The theme of our concert is “Revolution!”. History is peppered with revolutions, and many countries have given their names to major revolutions within (and sometimes over) their borders. It is really no surprise therefore that so much music has been written that depicts these uprisings - for the emotions they inspire can often be very dramatic, and the effects they have on the people who remain once they are all over are long-lasting.

We open with Wagner's overture to Rienzi, a story of a people's revolution in Rome. Khachaturian represented the rebel Spartacus in some stirring music, including the famous "Adagio" - theme tune of the TV programme "The Onedin Line", and we perform highlights from his three orchestral suites. We finish with Shostakovich's rousing symphonic representation of the year of 1917, and the "Red October" that started the Bolsheviks’ rise to power in the Soviet Union.

We’d love to see lots of Brockley people at our concert. You can also catch us performing out and about in the community throughout the year, at Crofton Park Library, at Brockley Market and as part of the Brockley Max Festival in June.