A round-up of recent press coverage - Britten Sinfonia

A round-up of recent press coverage

In the weeks following Arts Council England’s announcement that Britten Sinfonia would not be included in its 2023-26 national portfolio, it has been heartening to receive many messages of shock and support, not least in the media. Here is a quick round-up:

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer:
‘the peerless Britten Sinfonia…one of the most inventive of UK ensembles, which works closely with composers and serves the orchestrally impoverished east of England and beyond.’
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Martin Cullingford, Gramophone: ‘
The Britten Sinfonia…takes its acclaimed music-making around a region visiting venues without resident orchestras of their own; contemporary in the widest sense it offers numerous world premieres, while explorations of core repertoire such as the Beethoven symphonies are undertaken with such fascinating and high-profile musical ambassadors as Thomas Adès conducting.’
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Richard Morrison, The Times:
‘Britten Sinfonia…puts on top-class performances and does excellent educational and community projects’
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Reviews of our latest Beethoven and Gerald Barry release:

Joshua Barone, The New York Times:
‘If any argument was needed for the orchestra’s artistic merit, it is in this Beethoven collection … Above all, this is Beethoven that lives. The instruments breathe and crunch. The scores reveal themselves anew. In the hands of these players, they still surprise, after 200 years.’
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Erica Jeal, The Guardian:
‘A timely reminder of the brilliance of the Britten Sinfonia’
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