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Tagged: Britten Sinfonia 2019-20

Allan Clayton

Britten Sinfonia: Refugee

What does it mean to be a refugee, now and through the ages? Turnage’s new song cycle sets texts by poets including Benjamin Zephaniah and Emily Dickinson, performed by peerless tenor Allan Clayton.

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The Sixteen: Le grand inconnu

Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of James MacMillan, and the opportunity to hear two substantial new works in one concert is genuinely rare.

A painting by Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich and Gerhard Richter – two giants of contemporary culture – come together in a major new collaboration: a cinematic exploration of Richter’s intense, abstract painting 946-3.

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace: Imagining the Analytical Engine

An uncompromising musical tribute to a woman who united the worlds of 19th-century romanticism and cutting-edge science – Ada Lovelace: thinker, computer pioneer and enchantress of numbers.

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Britten Sinfonia with Benjamin Grosvenor

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and Britten Sinfonia Leader Thomas Gould join forces for a vividly contrasting programme of chamber music from Bach to the 21st century.

Ian Bostridge portrait

Britten Sinfonia: Curlew River

Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten's church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians. 

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Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion

One of Bach’s greatest works: urgent, committed and impassioned, with a stellar cast led by Nicholas Mulroy.

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Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

Superstar Alison Balsom performs a virtuosic programme of music from Purcell to Birtwistle via Scarlatti, celebrating the remarkable voice of the trumpet.