Britten Sinfonia 2017–18
Famed for its dazzling musicianship and thrilling programmes, Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 25th birthday in typical style with a range of exciting collaborations in its 2017–18 season.
Britten Sinfonia is unique in not having a principal conductor or director, instead focusing upon its virtuoso musicians and their collaborations with the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum, resulting in performances of rare insight and energy.
This season’s collaborators include Thomas Adès, Jeremy Denk, Sir Mark Elder, King’s College Choir and many more, performing repertoire from over 400 years of music, all of which are sure to surprise, inspire and illuminate.
Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk
Pianist Jeremy Denk returns to Britten Sinfonia for a rhapsody of jazz and dance inspired music by Gershwin and Stravinsky.
Britten Sinfonia: Easter Voices
Britten Sinfonia celebrates Easter with a double-bill of choral masterpieces: Stravinsky’s stirring Mass and Mozart’s exquisite Missa Brevis.
Britten Sinfonia/Adès: Beethoven Symphony Cycle
Thomas Adès conducts Beethoven’s ever-popular fifth symphony alongside the poignant fourth and Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto.
Britten Sinfonia: Adès, Barry and Beethoven
Volatile substances: Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia mix the music of Beethoven and Gerald Barry. Hear them explode…
Britten Sinfonia/Adès: Beethoven Symphony No 6
Thomas Adès juxtaposes Beethoven’s life-affirming Symphony No 6 with Gerald Barry’s passionate The Conquest of Ireland.
Britten Sinfonia: Elder conducts Brahms
Sir Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia in an intimate chamber orchestra performance of Brahms’s First Symphony and moving music by Mahler and Finzi.
Britten Sinfonia and the Choir of King's College, Cambridge
The celebrated choristers of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge join Britten Sinfonia in a performance of Bernstein’s exhilarating Chichester Psalms.
Watch: Britten Sinfonia 2017–18 season trailer
A short film highlighting some of Britten Sinfonia's 2017-18 projects and collaborations, which also marks the orchestra's 25th birthday.