Thursday, 16 February 2017

Looking ahead: Britten Sinfonia in 2017/18

Britten Sinfonia - photo Harry Rankin
Britten Sinfonia - photo Harry Rankin
The 2017/18 season sees the Britten Sinfonia celebrating its 25th birthday. Thomas Ades continues his cycle of Beethoven symphonies paired with the music of Gerald Barry, including the London premiere of Barry's piano concerto with soloist Nicolas Hodges.

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge joins the Britten Sinfonia with conductor Stephen Cleobury for Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and RVW's Dona Nobis Pacem with soprano Ailish Tynan, and a new work by Emma Ruth Richards. Britten Sinfonia Voices joins the orchestra for Stravinsky's Mass alongside Mozart and Esa Pekka Salonen's Concert Etude for solo horn performed by BBC Young Musician finalist Ben Goldscheider.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Mahler's Ruckert Lieder with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman, plus Brahms and Finzi. The orchestra is taking part in the Barbican's This is Rattle celebration, performing Stravinsky, Britten, Oliver Knussen, Helen Grime and Thomas Ades.

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