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Adès, Barry and Beethoven

Britten Sinfonia

Britten Sinfonia on stage with conductor

Volatile substances: Thomas Adès and Britten Sinfonia mix the music of Beethoven and Gerald Barry. Hear them explode…

Thomas Adès puts down his baton and takes a seat at the piano in this chamber concert which complements the symphony cycle and showcases Beethoven and Barry in a more intimate setting. Ades is joined by principal members of Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Beethoven's exploration of instrumental sonorities, the Quintet for Piano and Winds, and by Allan Clayton for Barry's setting of Lewis Carroll's famous nonsense poem, Jabberwocky.

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Watch: conductor Thomas Adès on Beethoven

Thomas Adès discusses how he's approaching Beethoven's symphonies and why he's paired them with the music of Irish composer and Beethoven devotee, Gerald Barry.

photo of psycho by alfred hitchcock for britten sinfonia 2017-18 season

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.

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