At Lunch Two 2016-17 - Britten Sinfonia

At Lunch Two 2016-17

London Norwich Cambridge
08 – 14 Feb 2017


Three Pieces for String Quartet

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Prayer for a great man

Oliver Knussen

Cantata for Oboe Quartet


Introduction & Allegro


Concertino for String Quartet

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Col (world premiere tour)

Mark-Anthony Turnage © Philip Gatward


Nicholas Daniel

Principal Oboe

Joy Farrall

Principal Clarinet

Lucy Wakeford

Principal Harp

Miranda Dale

Principal 2nd Violin

Clare Finnimore

Principal Viola

Caroline Dearnley

Principal Cello


A composer of truly international stature, Mark-Anthony Turnage is among the most relevant communicators and creators of today. In a programme curated by Turnage, of composers he respects and music he admires, we also hear the world premiere of his new work, Col, a tribute to composer and friend Colin Matthews, alongside classics of the 20th century.

Download the programme notes here.

London – Pre-concert talk, 12.15pm
Dr Kate Kennedy talks to Mark-Anthony Turnage about his new work

Cambridge – Post-concert event, 2.15pm
A performance of a new work by 2016 Cambridge University Composer’s workshop winner Jago Thornton. Jago will also discuss his new work in a discussion with Britten Sinfonia musicians and a panel of experts.

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