In six intensive courses across the season, the talented young musicians in Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) explore different aspects of repertoire, performance and musical leadership for which our parent orchestra is renowned.
In Course 3 BSA will revive the chamber and orchestral repertoire they visited in Course 2 in preparation for two, contrasting performance opportunities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Pop-up Bite Size Chamber Performances – In chamber groups, the young musicians will present a series of pop-up performances at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The repertoire has been devised to musically-illustrate a particular item on display in the gallery in which it is performed. Along with rehearsing for these performances, the performers will also be coached on how to give give spoken introductions to their instruments.
Passenger Seat Family Cushion Concert: Lions and Unicorns! – Britten Sinfonia Academy will give a Family Concert in Gallery 3 of the Fitzwilliam Museum. This performance will be professionally presented by Letty Stott with support from you all and Course 3 will also focus on rehearsing for this. Repertoire for this concert will include Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ with Britten Sinfonia Leader, Thomas Gould, as soloist.