Barbican Britten: Illuminating Britten

A three-day celebration of Britten's life and work

8 - 10 November 2013 / 10:00
Various venues

Weekend Pass £95 (£50 concessions)

Day passes are available here
Friday: £30 (£15 concession)
Saturday: £45 (£22.50 concession)
Sunday: £45 (£22.50 concession)

Booking fees per transaction:
£2 online, £3.50 by phone. More info

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Illuminating Britten is a three day celebration event featuring film screenings, talks, panel discussions and performances by Guildhall School musicians. Curated by John Bridcut.

Beginning on the afternoon of Friday 8 November with a musical welcome and culminating with a celebratory lunch on Sunday 10 November, the weekend sees the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music & Drama join forces for concerts, films, mini-recitals and discussions featuring musicians who knew Britten personally or who have a special understanding of his music. Events will take place across the Barbican and Guildhall School buildings including our new cinemas on Silk Street and the new Milton Court Concert Hall.

Discussion sessions include: Britten reappraised, the composer in the community, Britten as performer, Britten and sexuality, Building a Britten library and Britten as Christian.

Throughout the weekend there will be performances by young artists from the Guildhall School, readings from Britten’s letters and diaries and ‘encounters with Britten’ – personal reflections on Britten from panelists and contributors.

Listen to John discuss the celebration:

Tweet  #barbicanbritten or RSVP on facebook here.

Part of Milton Court Concert Hall
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Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Part of Barbican Britten 2013–2014
Part of Barbican Presents 2013–2014


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