Britten Sinfonia Own Label

Britten Sinfonia launched its first own label CD in March 2009. The orchestra is acclaimed for its rigorous, adventurous approach to programming and Britten Sinfonia Own Label follows suit. To order copies of Britten Sinfonia's own label CD's for £10 each plus postage and packing please complete an order form and send with a cheque to Karys Orman, Britten Sinfonia, 13 Sturton Street, Cambridge, CB1 2SN.  Download order form

Read reviews of the two discs here

BS 001 Songs of the Sky CD coverThe first release set the tone, with artistic fusions and distinctive new works performed by Britten Sinfonia and outstanding guest artists. Songs of the Sky, features recent Britten Sinfonia commissions by Tarik O’Regan, Huw Watkins, Steve Martland, John Tavener and jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde and features soloists Alina Ibragimova, Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake, Joanna MacGregor, Jacqueline Shave and Jason Yarde. The running order is:

BS 002 Hindemith CD coverBritten Sinfonia Own Label’s second release is devoted to the music of Paul Hindemith and in particular his compositions for the organ, used so creatively to create new sound-worlds in his ensemble piece, Kammermusick 7. Alongside his sublime wind quintet, Hindemith’s complete solo organ music is featured (including the first recording of his Zwei Stüke)performed by the celebrated young organist Daniel Hyde on the new organ by Orgalbau Kuhn at Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge.

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Benjamin Grosvenor directs

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
01 May 2016 7:30pm

Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Britten Sinfonia debut, directing from the keyboard Mozart’s last Piano Concerto No.27 K595.

Tour of China - Britten's Phaedra

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai
06 May 2016 7:30pm

The first concert in our tour of China featuring Allison Cook and Mahan Esfahani

Tour of China - Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai
07 May 2016 7:30pm

The second concert in our tour of China featuring Britten's Serenada for tenor, horn and strings.

Tour of China - Les illuminations

Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai
08 May 2016 7:30pm

the third programme in our tour of China featuring Britten's Les Illuminations

Tour of China - Britten's Phaedra

Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan
10 May 2016 7:30pm

The first concert in our tour of China featuring Allison Cook and Mahan Esfahani

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Barbican Theatre, London
12 May 2016 7:45pm

Ian Bostridge stars in a gripping theatrical version of Schubert's Winterreise in which composer Hans Zender’s iconoclastic orchestral re-imagining of the original is staged by acclaimed opera director and video artist Netia Jones.

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Barbican Theatre, London
13 May 2016 7:45pm

Ian Bostridge stars in a gripping theatrical version of Schubert's Winterreise in which composer Hans Zender’s iconoclastic orchestral re-imagining of the original is staged by acclaimed opera director and video artist Netia Jones.

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Barbican Theatre, London
14 May 2016 7:45pm

Ian Bostridge stars in a gripping theatrical version of Schubert's Winterreise in which composer Hans Zender’s iconoclastic orchestral re-imagining of the original is staged by acclaimed opera director and video artist Netia Jones.

Ruby Hughes & Mahan Esfahani

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
15 May 2016 3:00pm

Mezzo soprano Ruby Hughes joins Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Britten's last great masterpiece, Phaedra.

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