London premiere of Strange News
16th September 2010
Sunday October 3, 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
The London Sinfonietta will be opening its new season at the Southbank Centre with the London Premiere of Rolf Wallin’s powerful ‘documentary’ work Strange News . In an unflinching tale of hope and redemption, Rolf Wallin and Josse de Pauw's Strange News brings the reality of life for the world’s 250,000 child soldiers into the concert hall. Rolf Wallin's moving orchestral score weaves music with Josse de Pauw's video footage and the words of former young fighters performed live on stage by Ugandan actor Arthur Kisenyi. An on-screen cameo by well-known journalist and presenter Jon Snow completes this powerful piece of concert theatre.
Baldur Brönnimann conductor
Arthur Kisenyi narrator
Sound Intermedia sound projection
Ticket price: £12
Pre-concert Discussion: 6.15pm
Rolf Wallin joins a panel to discuss the place of music in developing our awareness of world issues.
Go to the Strange News website for more information about how this work was developed, plus video footage of the world premiere of the full orchestral version by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Book Tickets Online: Southbank Centre online booking
Ticket Office Tel: 0844 847 9940
For further information on this work or others by Rolf Wallin, please contact Jenny Wegg at Chester Music: firstname.lastname@example.org