Saffron Hall has today announced its 2017-18 season featuring Britten Sinfonia in its second series as Resident Orchestra.
Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Saffron Hall season that features symphonic masterpieces, choral gems and contemporary classics. It will be the second year of a three-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle conducted by Thomas Adès, featuring Beethoven’s 4th, 5th and 6th Symphonies, juxtaposed with music by Gerald Barry (Saturday 19 May 2018 & Sunday 20 May 2018).
On Friday 10 November 2017, Sir Mark Elder visits Saffron Hall for the first time to conduct the orchestra in an intimate performance of Brahms’s First Symphony. To accompany the symphony, Elder has chosen poetic works including Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, with soloist Elisabeth Kulman, and Finzi’s soaring Fall of the Leaf .
To celebrate Bernstein at 100 the Choir of King’s College Cambridge join Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, alongside Vaughan Williams’ impassioned Dona nobis pacem on Friday 16 February 2018. Stephen Cleobury conducts the orchestra and the programme also includes the a new work by Emma-Ruth Richards.
Alongside the series of concerts there will also be pre-concert talks ahead of each evening performance giving audiences the chance to gain an insight into an aspect of that performance, open rehearsals and creative learning projects within the local community, including with Saffron Centre for Young Musicians.
Booking for Britten Sinfonia’s 2017-18 season at Saffron Hall opens on the following dates:
Mon 22 May 2017 – priority booking opens to Saffron Hall patron level members
Tue 30 May 2017 – priority booking open to Saffron Hall Friend level members
Tue 6 Jun 2017– general booking opens
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