Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs tickets
A masterpiece of modern classical musicBe moved by powerful stories of love, loss and motherhood as Polish composer Henryk Górecki’s masterful Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is staged at the London Coliseum.
The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs London stage production is an exciting new approach to Górecki’s work, directed by Isabella Bywater and conducted by Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya.
Comprising three parts from three sources, Symphony is a powerful and evocative meditation on family and grief in many forms. It includes a 15th century lament inspired by Mary, mother of Jesus; an 18 year old’s message written on the walls of a Gestapo prison; and a folk song about a mother searching for her son after the Silesian uprisings.
Górecki’s masterpiece immediately shot to the top of the classical music charts upon release in 1992, and having struck a chord with listeners is now the best selling contemporary work of our time.
Book Symphony of Sorrowful Songs tickets to experience this hugely influential and emotional work, reimagined live on stage in London.
Running time: 55 minutes
Age recommendation: Best for age 11+
Special notice: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is sung in Polish, with English surtitles displayed above the stage.