Magnum Opus Showcase - Britten Sinfonia

Magnum Opus Showcase

15 Oct 2022

Aileen Sweeney

Percussion Concerto (world premiere)

Jonathan Brigg

Concerto for Piano and 10 Instruments (world premiere)

Nathan James Dearden

Love Songs for the Broken (world premiere)

Magnum Opus 2021-22 © Milly March



Britten Sinfonia’s year-long composer development scheme, Magnum Opus, comes to a climax with the premieres of new chamber concertos by Aileen Sweeney, Jonathan Brigg and Nathan James Dearden.

Now in its 30th year, Britten Sinfonia has been involved in the commissioning and performance of over 200 works since its inception in 1992. Members of the orchestra are not only amongst the UK’s finest soloists and chamber musicians, but also amongst the UK’s finest interpreters of new music. The Magnum Opus scheme has been designed to allow three composers to develop their music-writing careers, giving them opportunities to engage with professional musicians and develop a year-long relationship with the orchestra.

This event is the culmination of the 2021-22 scheme and showcases the composers’ final commissions, a concerto for a solo instrument of their choice and small ensemble, developed with the support of Programme Directors Dobrinka Tabakova and Joe Cutler.

Find out more about Britten Sinfonia’s Opus composer development schemes here.