Purcell Hear my Prayer Nico Muhly Birthday piece (World premiere) Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor Britten Les Illuminations James MacMillan Birthday piece (London premiere) Prokofiev Symphony No 1 ‘Classical’ Bach Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor Moondog arr. MacGregor Sidewalk Dances
Britten Sinfonia Kuljit Bhamra tabla Thomas Gould violin/director Tom Herbert bass Alina Ibragimova violin Pekka Kuusisto violin/director Joanna MacGregor piano/director Mark Padmore tenor Seb Rochford drums Jacqueline Shave violin/director Andy Sheppard saxophones Britten Sinfonia Voices Eamonn Dougan choir director Plus special guests
Britten Sinfonia proudly launches its new association with the Barbican with a gala concert and free stage events that also celebrate the orchestra’s 20th birthday.
Journeying through 400 years of music, the evening celebrates the orchestra’s bold artistic outlook and showcases the talents of Britten Sinfonia musicians as well as close collaborators including Alina Ibragimova, Pekka Kuusisto, Mark Padmore , Joanna MacGregor and special guests. The concert also features two specially commissioned premieres from James MacMillan and Nico Muhly.
6.30pm FreeStage A performance from Britten Sinfonia Academy in Barbican Foyer
10pm ClubStage free late stage performance
* please note this concert will include an extended interval