Our Creative Learning programme roots us proudly in the east of England, where we work with schools, families and communities to provide opportunities for the widest possible audience to access high-quality professional music making.
Wherever possible, our programme links to and is inspired by our concert programmes, and its diversity. Like the orchestra’s concert activities, it is the artistic vision, skills and passion of our players which drives our Creative Learning programme.
On these pages you will find examples of our work with schools, for families, with partner organisations and our OPUS commissioning scheme for composers. In addition, see our dedicated Britten Sinfonia Academy pages for information on our ensemble for talented musicians of secondary school age in the east of England. We also support young people wishing to achieve an Arts Award.
- P-bones and Stravinsky Led by Fraser Trainer, Britten Sinfonia has been working with Norfolk Music Hub, bringing together 300 Key Stage 3 children to celebrate their Wider Opportunities.
- 140 primary school children, 25 teenagers and the world premiere of FUNKY PEANUT Working with Saffron Walden County High School and ROH Bridge, Britten Sinfonia has been working with 25 Sixth Form Ambassadors and 140 children from 11 primary schools culminating in two Summer Schools.
- Is cheese an instrument? The Link Ensemble is a new creative group, led by Duncan Chapman, integrating students with special education needs at Comberton Village College.
- Peterborough Music Takeover day - O to make the most jubilant song! Back in April, members of Britten Sinfnia, composer Omar Shahryar and local music ensembles from Peterborough performed their new piece as part of Music Takeover day.
- Fifteen hundred new audience members? Lucky us! The Cambridgeshire Key Stage 1 tour visited 9 schools between Monday 23 and Friday 27 March 2015 as part of Live Music Week, presented by workshop leader Jessie Maryon Davies and featuring five Britten Sinfonia musicians.
- A Workshop to Remember - A Sinfonia Student's experience A Sinfonia Student talks about her experience at Cambridge University Composers Workshop on Saturday 7 March 2015
For equiries about Creative Learning, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01223 300795 ext. 4 to speak to a member of the team.
Southampton, Norwich and Cambridge
24 - 27 September 2015
American pianist Jeremy Denk joins Britten Sinfonia to direct a vibrant programme of music from two of history’s greatest composers, J. S. Bach and Stravinsky.