|Britten Sinfonia (c) Harry Rankin|
As part of its 20th anniversary season the Britten Sinfonia is performing a series of lunchtime concerts, at venues in Brighton, Cambridge, Norwich and London. The first in the series was at the end of last year, but their programme At Lunch 2 is being performed tomorrow (Sunday 20 January 2013) at the Corn Exchange in Brighton, being repeated at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge on 22 January, Wigmore Hall, London on 23 January and Assembly House, Norwich on 25 January. The At Lunch 3 and At Lunch 4 programmes follow in February and April.
At Lunch 3 is performed between 8 February and 13 February (in Norwich, Brighton, London and Wigmore Hall). This programme mixes Britten's Three Divertimenti and Reflection with music by composers that he admired; Copland's Vitebsk and Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Quartet. There is also a new work by Jay Greeenberg, winner of the University of Cambridge Composers Workshop 2012.
At Lunch 4 is performed between 3 April and 9 April (in London, Norwich and Cambridge) with Britten's virtuoso solo works complemented with music by his teacher Frank Bridge. The programme includes Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Tema Sacher and Suite for Harp.
Further information from the Britten Sinfonia website.
Elsewhere on this blog:
- Arcangelo - Enchanted Forest at Wigmore Hall
- Review of Matthew Barley's Around Britten
- Review of Antonino Siragusa at Rosenblatt Recitals
- Juan: film review
- Royal Opera Live
- Review of Christopher Maltman, Lucy Crowe and Graham Johnson in recital
- Richard Rodney Bennett
- CD Review - Advent at Merton