Press Releases - Britten Sinfonia

Press Releases

Britten Sinfonia’s national press agent is Sophie Cohen. Please contact Sophie for press tickets, interview requests etc.

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Press releases can be found below. If you would like access to our media centre containing images, logos and biographies please email [email protected]

Booking opens for Britten Sinfonia’s 2019-20 season at the Barbican

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05.03.19

From premieres by Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter, Mark-Anthony Turnage, James MacMillan, Emily Howard, John Woolrich and Shiva Feshareki, to collaborations with The Sixteen, Ian Bostridge, Allan Clayton, Lucy Crowe, Alison Balsom, Colin Currie, Benjamin Grosvenor, Nicholas Mulroy and Roderick Williams, Britten Sinfonia’s 2019-20 season at the Barbican is now on sale.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms and Mahler – 17-19 January

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05.12.18

Sir Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in Brahms’s Second Symphony alongside music by Mahler and Britten.

OPUS2018 – Call for scores

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03.08.18

Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS 2018 competition for unpublished composers has been announced with a call for scores.

Alice Walton joins Britten Sinfonia as Communications Director

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11.07.18

Alice Walton has been appointed to the new role of Communications Director at Britten Sinfonia.

Britten Sinfonia 2018-19 Season Announced

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27.06.18

Britten Sinfonia’s 2018-19 season is announced in London, Saffron Walden, Norwich and Cambridge.

Summer 2018 highlights

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06.06.18

Britten Sinfonia starts its summer season at Nevill Holt Opera with Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face, and ends it by dancing the tango at the BBC Proms.

Britten Sinfonia Concerts – March/April 2018

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13.03.18

Britten Sinfonia’s busy March and April features two world premieres, and in Easter concerts, two masses separated by almost 200 years, and Bach’s St John Passion.

Beethoven Symphony Cycle reaches midway point with Symphonies 4, 5 & 6

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08.03.18

Beethoven’s masterworks performed alongside Gerald Barry’s The Conquest of Ireland and the London premiere of Barry’s Piano Concerto this May.

2018-19 Barbican series now on sale

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02.02.18

Britten Sinfonia’s 2018-2019 season as Associate Ensemble at the Barbican offers an outstanding line-up of guest musicians, conductors and composers, with concerts that draw intriguing lines between a wide array of music from across four centuries.

Jeremy Denk and Britten Sinfonia in jazz inspired programme

29.01.18

Jeremy Denk joins Britten Sinfonia for a jazz-infused programme, including the original jazz band arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

New work by Leo Chadburn on the menu for January At Lunch

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10.01.18

New commission by Leo Chadburn is on the menu for a wide ranging At Lunch concert to start the new year

Concert highlights – Spring 2018

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07.12.17

Britten Sinfonia’s 25th anniversary season continues in the New Year with a series of world and UK firsts.

Britten Sinfonia and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

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01.11.17

The Choir of King’s College Cambridge joins Britten Sinfonia for performances of two 20th century choral greats, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem

Britten Sinfonia turns 25

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24.10.17

On Tuesday 24 October Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 25th birthday and launches £25 for 25 years fundraising campaign

At Lunch concert series resumes service for 2017-18

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13.10.17

Britten Sinfonia’s award winning ‘At Lunch’ series returns in 2017-2018 with concerts that marry new commissions with adventurously curated programmes of chamber works drawn from across four centuries.

Elder conducts Brahms

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28.09.17

Sir Mark Elder launches four-year Britten Sinfonia Brahms Symphony Cycle

Janis Susskind joins Britten Sinfonia board

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18.07.17

Britten Sinfonia has appointed Janis Susskind, Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd to its Board of Trustees

Britten Sinfonia turns 25

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20.06.17

In 2017-18, Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 25th birthday with a season that features symphonic masterpieces, choral gems, contemporary classics, world premiere performances and jazz inspired rhapsodies.

Beethoven Symphony Cycle

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21.03.17

Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia launch three year Beethoven Symphony Cycle

At Lunch Three

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13.03.17

Nicholas Daniel and Britten Sinfonia give the world premiere of Brian Elias’s Oboe Quintet

Easter concerts with Mark Padmore

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09.03.17

Britten Sinfonia is joined by acclaimed tenor, Mark Padmore for three performances of Bach’s St John Passion alongside readings of sacred texts and poetry by TS Eliot read by Simon Russell Beale.

2017-18 season as Associate Ensemble at the Barbican

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03.02.17

Britten Sinfonia celebrates its first five years as Associate Ensemble at the Barbican alongside its 25th birthday during the 2017-18 season

Three world premieres this February

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27.01.17

Britten Sinfonia gives three world premieres in February, by composers Francisco Coll, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Timo Andres.

Spring Highlights 2017

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10.01.17

Thomas Ades begins a three year Beethoven Symphony Cycle, Mark Padmore reimagines Bach’s St John Passion and Mahan Esfahani goes to town with Scarlatti and De Falla…

At Lunch 2016-17 series

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10.11.16

Britten Sinfonia returns with it’s acclaimed At Lunch series in 2016-17 featuring specially commissioned new works by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Brian Elias, Elena Langer and Sohrab Uduman.

Thomas Gould to become Leader of Britten Sinfonia

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02.11.16

Thomas Gould to become Leader of Britten Sinfonia alongside Jacqueline Shave

November 2016 concerts

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17.10.16

In a busy November Britten Sinfonia celebrate Steve Reich’s 80th birthday and give the European premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground amongst other projects

October 2016 concerts

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28.09.16

Britten Sinfonia give the premiere tour of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater and are resident at Aldeburgh Music for their Britten weekend.

Britten Sinfonia Academy 2016-17

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28.09.16

Britten Sinfonia Academy turns five in a 2016-17 season of new commissions, performances and workshops

Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Adès at the BBC Proms

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01.08.16

Britten Sinfonia returns to the BBC Proms, with a programme conducted by regular artistic collaborator, Thomas Adès.

2016-17 season announced

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22.07.16

Details of Britten Sinfonia’s 2016-17 season

Summer 2016

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16.06.16

Britten Sinfonia returns to Aldeburgh Festival with Oliver Knussen, and the BBC Proms with Thomas Ades, and tours to Cambridge and Norwich.

May 2016

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26.04.16

Britten Sinfonia makes debut tour of China, performs with Alice Coote and Mahan Esfahani, and goes on a haunting journey with Ian Bostridge in Netia Jones’ production The Dark Mirror – Zender’s Winterreise.

BBC Music Magazine Premiere Award

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06.04.16

James MacMillan’s Oboe Concerto, recorded for Harmonia Mundi by Britten Sinfonia and Nicholas Daniel wins BBC Music Magazine Award.

Benjamin Grosvenor

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30.03.16

Young pianist makes his directing debut with Britten Sinfonia.

Spring concerts and productions

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08.03.16

Details of Britten Sinfonia’s concerts and performances this spring.

OPUS2016 winner announced

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18.02.16

Sohrab Uduman wins Britten Sinfonia’s competition for unpublished composers.

New music and outstanding partnerships

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26.01.16

Britten Sinfonia announces 2016-17 season as Associate Ensemble at the Barbican.