Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Open submission winner launches Britten Sinfonia's lunchtime concerts series

The Britten Sinfonia - photo Harry Rankin
The Britten Sinfonia - photo Harry Rankin
The Britten Sinfonia At Lunch series opens on 9 December 2016, the first of the Britten Sinfonia's lunchtime concerts this season. The first concert in the series features music by Sohrab Uduman (selected from the orchestra's OPUS2016 open submission scheme), Webern and Schoenberg performed at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich (9 December 2016), West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (13 December 2016), and the Wigmore Hall (14 December 2016). Future concerts in the series will include music by Oliver Knussen, Mark-Anthony Turnage (including a world premiere), Brian Elias (the premiere of a new oboe quartet), Mark Overton and premiere of a new work by Elena Langer written for the Britten Sinfonia Academy, the ensemble's orchestra for outstanding teenage musical talent from the East of England.

Dann klingt es auf a new piano trio by Sri Lankan-born composer Sohrab Uduman, which features in the first concerts of the series, was selected from the Britten Sinfonia's OPUS2016 open submission scheme which aims to highlight music by unpublished composers. This year there was a short-list of ten composers, selected from 280 submissions Uduman was selected as the competition winner following a weekend of intensive public workshops, which included performances, recording and discussion of all ten shortlisted works, and a one-to-one ‘instrument surgery’ with Britten Sinfonia musicians.

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