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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Britten Sinfonia announces 2016/17 season

12:19, 22nd July 2016

Britten Sinfonia’s 2016/17 season will see the ensemble launch a three-year Beethoven symphony cycle.

Each symphony will be played alongside works by Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès, who will conduct the cycle.

The ensemble will also begin its new residency at Saffron Hall in October, and will become associate ensemble at the Barbican, where it will give the European premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.

The Britten Sinfonia will also present Netia Jones’ production of Britten’s Curlew River with Ian Bostridge in Madrid and Hamburg, and an Aldeburgh performance of Britten’s Phaedra with Richard Alston Dance Company.

World premieres come from Brian Elias, Elena Langer, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Francisco Coll and OPUS competition winner Sohrab Uduman.

Highlights include a recital from Mahan Esfahani; Bach’s St John’s Passion with Mark Padmore; a special concert to unveil the new organ at King’s College, Cambridge; and the world premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.

As part of its creative learning programme, the Britten Sinfonia will embark on a 30-date primary school tour and will give a concert with James MacMillan at Saffron Hall and the Barbican as part of the Britten Sinfonia Academy.

General booking is now open.


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