Britten Sinfonia At Lunch 1 2012-13

Britten Sinfonia players (c) Harry Rankin

Britten Sinfonia players (c) Harry Rankin

Jacqueline Shave, Miranda Dale violins
Clare Finnimore viola
Caroline Dearnley cello
Stephen Williams double bass
Emer McDonough flute
Nicholas Daniel oboe
Joy Farrall clarinet
Sarah Burnett bassoon
Stephen Bell horn

Britten Phantasy Quartet Op.2                                                      
Lutoslawski Dance Preludes                                                
Dobrinka Tabakova On Colours (World première tour)*    
Britten Sinfonietta Op.1

Moving into Britten’s centenary season, Britten Sinfonia’s award-winning lunchtime concerts explore Britten’s chamber music in context with his influences and contemporaries.  Beginning with his first Opuses, written while Britten was still a student, these two virtuosic works heralded his extraordinary talent to the world.  Sharing a centenary and also a friendship, Lutoslowski’s fizzing Dance Preludes were premiered at Aldeburgh with Britten conducting.  A new work by Dobrinka Tabakova draws together the concert’s themes.

*co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Britten Sinfonia

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