Famed for its dazzling musicianship and thrilling programmes, Britten Sinfonia is unique in not having a principal conductor or director, choosing instead to focus on its virtuoso musicians.
The resulting collaborations with the finest guest artists from across the musical spectrum lead to performances of rare insight, commitment and energy.
Britten Sinfonia: Messiah
Enjoy a rare chance to hear Handel’s seasonal masterpiece in Mozart’s compelling re-imagining for late 18th century orchestra.
Abel Selaocoe and Britten Sinfonia
Star cellist Abel Selaocoe continues his Artist Spotlight series with a programme of powerful music by Tavener, Beethoven and Bartók in collaboration with the Britten Sinfonia.
Britten Sinfonia: Magnum Opus Composer Showcase
Discover three new chamber concertos by composers whose careers are just taking off.
Family Concert: Once Upon a Tune with Britten Sinfonia
Live illustration, colourful music and storytelling merge in this magical family concert from author and illustrator James Mayhew and Britten Sinfonia.
Britten Sinfonia with Nicky Spence and Ben Goldscheider
Winner of BBC Music Magazine’s 'Personality of the Year' award in 2022, tenor and broadcaster Nicky Spence joins Britten Sinfonia and star horn player Ben Goldscheider in Britten’s iconic Serenade.
Britten Sinfonia and the Marian Consort
Aristocrat, murderer and composer of extraordinary music hundreds of years ahead of its time – join for an exploration of the 16th-century Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, Carlo Gesualdo.
Anthony McGill and Britten Sinfonia
Celebrated clarinettist Anthony McGill embarks on his residency at Milton Court, in an evening of conversation and performance with Britten Sinfonia.
Britten Sinfonia with Elizabeth Watts
‘One of the most beautiful voices Britain has produced in a generation’ (International Record Review), soprano Elizabeth Watts joins Britten Sinfonia in two orchestral song cycles.
Britten Sinfonia: Musical Everests
Britten Sinfonia reveals music written by British composers in 1953 which scaled dizzying artistic heights – perhaps their crowning achievements – and yet is rarely heard today.
Britten Sinfonia with Daria van den Bercken
Daria van den Bercken is a passionate champion of Baroque keyboard music who finds innovative ways to bring it to new listeners.
Britten Sinfonia: St John Passion
An artistic and musical feat like no other: Britten Sinfonia perform J S Bach’s remarkable Passion oratorio on Good Friday
Britten Sinfonia: The Golden Road to Samarkand
Middle Eastern music of heart-wrenching beauty and hypnotic energy meets the western imagination of sensuality and drama along the ancient Silk Road.
Britten Sinfonia: Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony and Stephen Layton come together for a glorious seasonal celebration of Bach's festive masterpiece, featuring a handpicked cast of twelve specialist solo singers.
Anoushka Shankar/Manu Delago & Britten Sinfonia
Superstar sitar player Anoushka Shankar performs dazzling arrangements of her own music with orchestra Britten Sinfonia, percussionist Manu Delago and conductor Jules Buckley.
Britten Sinfonia: Magnum Opus Showcase
Britten Sinfonia’s year-long composer development programme, Magnum Opus, comes to a climax with the premieres of new chamber concertos by Aileen Sweeney, Jonathan Brigg and Nathan James Dearden.
Britten Sinfonia/Opera Rara: Mercadante’s Il proscritto
Opera Rara Artistic Director and internationally acknowledged 19th-century opera specialist Carlo Rizzi joins Britten Sinfonia and an exceptional cast in a revival of Mercadante’s Il proscritto.