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News & Reviews

Below you will find the latest news, reviews and blog posts from Britten Sinfonia including information on our latest Creative Learning Projects, fundraising campaigns and residencies. To read our press releases please click here.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Nevill Holt Opera reviews

Reviews from Nevill Holt Opera’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in June 2019 featuring Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Chalmers.

The Telegraph
The Sunday Times
The Arts Desk
Bachtrack
Town and Country Magazine
The Stage

Review 15.05.16

Donizetti’s Il Paria reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia and Opera Rara’s concert performance of Donizetti’s Il Paria, conducted by Sir Mark Elder in June 2019.

Classical Source

Review 15.05.16

Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 9) reviews

Reviews from performances of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Gerald Barry’s ‘The Eternal Recurrence’ with Thomas Adès.

The Times
BachTrack
Classical Source
Eastern Daily Press

Review 15.05.16

Four Quartets reviews

Reviews from Four Quartets at the Barbican Theatre, London, in May 2019.

The Times

Review 15.05.16

Beethoven Symphony Cycle Brighton Festival review

Review from the performance of Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1 and 2, conducted by Thomas Adès, at the Brighton Festival.

Brighton and Hove Independent

Review 15.05.16

Sound Unbound: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ reviews

Reviews from the Barbican’s Sound Unbound Festival, featuring Britten Sinfonia’s performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ conducted by Thomas Adès, and introduced by Stephen Fry.

The Guardian

Review 15.05.16

Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 7 & 8) reviews

Reviews from performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos 7 and 8, alongside the premiere of Gerald Barry’s Viola Concerto, performed by Lawrence Power, as part of Year Three of our Beethoven Symphony Cycle:

The Guardian
The Times
BachTrack
Classical Source
Classical Voice America
Journal of Music

Review 15.05.16

BBC Proms 2019

news 17.04.19

A Sheen of Dew on Flowers reviews

Reviews from A Sheen of Dew on Flowers at Barbican Hall:

Classical Source
Financial Times

Review 15.05.16

Brad Mehldau Piano Concerto reviews

Reviews from Brad Mehldau’s Piano Concerto with Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Hall:

The Times
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Financial Times
London Jazz News

Review 15.05.16

Colin Matthews Octet reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Colin Matthews Octet performance at Wigmore Hall:

The Times
The Observer

Review 15.05.16

Elder conducts Brahms and Mahler reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances with Sir Mark Elder in the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle:

Seen and Heard
Bachtrack
Classical Source

Review 15.05.16

Serenading Lincs reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances with Mark Padmore on their Serenading Lincs tour:

Spalding Today

Review 15.05.16

The Last Letter reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances of The Last Letter:

Opera Today
The Times
The Daily Telegraph

Review 15.05.16

Review 15.05.16

OPUS2018

news 27.07.18

Oliver Knussen

blog 10.07.18

Powder Her Face reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances of Powder Her Face at Nevill Holt Opera:

The Guardian
The Stage

Review 15.05.16

Review 23.05.18

Meet Joshua Bloom

blog 26.04.18

Stabat Mater – Sistine Chapel reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater with The Sixteen at the Sistine Chapel:

The Times
The Tablet

Review 15.05.16

St John Passion reviews

Reviews from Bach’s St John Passion at St John’s Smith Square:

Boulezian
The Observer
Planet Hugill

Review 15.05.16

Easter Voices reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Easter Voices concert:

Art Around the Globe
Boulezian

Review 15.05.16

Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk Reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s concerts with pianist Jeremy Denk:

The Telegraph
The Times

Review 15.05.16

Caroline Shaw on Brahms

blog 31.01.18

At Lunch Two Reviews

Reviews from At Lunch Two, the world premiere tour of Leo Chadburn’s Five Loops for the Bathyscaphe

The Observer`

Review 15.05.16

All about 1924

blog 04.01.18

Bernstein Moments

blog 15.11.17

Review 15.05.16

Meet Ailish Tynan

blog 31.10.17

This is Rattle: Helen Grime reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performance during This is Rattle, at Milton Court:

The Times
Classical Source

Review 15.05.16

Meet Elisabeth Kulman

blog 10.08.17

Caroline Shaw on music

blog 04.07.17

Concerts & Tours Manager

news 26.06.17

Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 3) Reviews

Reviews from Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 3) at the Barbican, 6 June 2017:

The Spectator
The Arts Desk
Bachtrack
Classical Source

Review 15.05.16

OPUS2017

news 31.05.17

Adès, Barry Beethoven – Chamber Music Reviews

Reviews from Adès, Barry, Beethoven – Chamber Music, 30 May at Milton Court Concert Hall, London.

The Arts Desk
The Times
The Observer

Review 15.05.16

Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No’s 1 and 2) Reviews

Reviews from the first concert in Britten Sinfonia’s 3-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Thomas Adès.

Bachtrack
Classical Source
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Times

Review 15.05.16

At Lunch Three Reviews

Reviews from At Lunch Three, featuring the world premiere tour of Brian Elias’ new Oboe Quintet:

The Times
Seen and Heard

Review 15.05.16

Podcast with Brian Elias

news 21.04.17

Bach’s St John Passion Reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Easter performances of Bach’s St John Passion with tenor Mark Padmore and Britten Sinfonia Voices:

Classical Source
The Guardian
The Independent
Music OHM
The Spectator
The Telegraph
The Times

Review 15.05.16

Meet Mark Stone

blog 17.04.17

Meet Mark Padmore

blog 22.03.17

Stabat Mater CD Reviews

Reviews of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater world premiere recording, with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers. Out now on CORO.

Classical Ear
Grammophone
The Guardian
The Herald
Music Web International
Planet Hugill
The Times

Review 15.05.16

John Adams at 70 Reviews

Reviews from John Adams at 70, at the Barbican on 25 February 2017

The Guardian
Classical Source
The Financial Times

Review 15.05.16

Mahan Esfahani directs

Reviews from Mahan Esfahani directs.

The Guardian
Independent

Review 15.05.16

Meet Max the Brave

blog 20.01.17

Black Friday offer

news 24.11.16

Review 15.05.16

Meet Mahan Esfahani

blog 16.11.16

Time lapse film released

news 14.11.16

Stabat Mater with The Sixteen

Reviews from the world premiere performances of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater with The Sixteen.

The Times
Arts Desk
Classical Source
The Guardian
The Financial Times
The Tablet

Review 15.05.16

Side by Side

news 23.08.16

BBC Proms 2016

Reviews from our performance at the 2016 BBC Proms conducted by Thomas Adès and featuring cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Augustin Hadelich.

The Guardian
Independent
Classical Source
BachTrack
Thoroughly Good blog
MusicOMH
The Observer

Review 15.05.16

New Principal Horn

news 20.07.16

The Dark Mirror : Zender’s Winterreise

Reviews from Netia Jones’ dramatic staging of Zender’s Winterreise starring Ian Bostridge, co-produced by the Barbican and Britten Sinfonia.

Financial Times
The Observer
The Arts Desk
The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Times
The Stage
The Cusp

Review 15.05.16

Benjamin Grosvenor directs

Reviews from our concerts with young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor , which also celebrated Jacqueline Shave’s first ten years as Britten Sinfonia leader

The Times
The Guardian
Independent
The Telegraph
Thoroughly Good blog

Review 15.05.16

At Lunch Four 2015-16

Reviews from our At Lunch Four concerts featuring a new work by Bryce Dessner

Cambridge News

Review 15.05.16

Tour to China

news 11.04.16

James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

Reviews from our Easter performances in Birmingham, Cambridge and London of James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross conducted by Eamonn Dougan

The Times
The Guardian
Bachtrack
Cambridge News
Birmingham Post

Review 15.05.16

Louis Andriessen in Focus One: La Passione

Reviews from our concert featuring Louis Andriessen’s La Passione alongside Steve Martland’s Tiger Dancing and Steve Reich’s The Desert Music at the Barbican.

Financial Times
The Guardian
The Times
ArtsDesk
Classical Source
OPera Today

Review 15.05.16