Mahan Esfahani directs - Britten Sinfonia

Mahan Esfahani directs

London Saffron Walden
03 – 04 Feb 2017


Obertura ‘Alentad armonias’

Scarlatti arr. John Woolrich

Sonata K443 (world premiere tour)

Scarlatti arr. John Woolrich

Sonata K119 (world premiere tour)

Scarlatti arr. John Woolrich

Sonata K377 (world premiere tour)

De Falla


Francisco Coll

Harpsichord Concerto (world premiere tour)

De Falla

Harpsichord Concerto


A selection of sonatas for harpsichord

De Falla

El amor brujo


Mahan Esfahani


Thomas Gould



No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than the Iranian-American virtuoso Mahan Esfahani who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. In this concert he performs, and directs Britten Sinfonia, in a programme peppered with Mediterranean flavour including one of De Falla’s most popular ballet scores featuring the stunning Ritual Fire Dance.

Find out more about Mahan in our Q&A with him.

Download the programme notes.

Saffron Hall Pre-Concert Talk, 6.30pm:  A pre-concert talk with Mahan Esfahani about tonight’s programme (free to ticket holders)

Francisco Coll’s Harpischord Concerto is commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the William Alwyn Foundation with support from donors to the Musically Gifted scheme.

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