Celebrated harpsichordist and regular collaborator with Britten Sinfonia Mahan Esfahani joins principal players in the first concert of Britten Sinfonia’s annual At Lunch series. The centerpiece of the concert is Manuel de Falla’s seminal but rarely heard Concerto for Harpsichord accompanied by flute, oboe, violin, cello and clarinet; and the performance also features a scoring of Richard Strauss’s suite from Capriccio for violin, cello and harpsichord. A new work by Laurence Osborn for the same instrumentation as the De Falla will also receive its world premiere.
Find out more about Laurence Osborn in this short interview.
Read the programme notes here.
London: Pre-concert talk
12.15pm: Laurence Osborn discusses his new work with Dr Kate Kennedy ahead of its London premiere. This is a free but ticketed event – book here.
Laurence Osborn’s Automaton was commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall, with support from donors to Britten Sinfonia’s Musically Gifted campaign.