Welcome to SinfoniaCast. Britten Sinfonia’s podcast series brings you opportunities to look behind the scenes at highlights from our recent and forthcoming productions. If there are any artists you’d like to see featured in future, get in touch.

Our pre-concert talks are a perfect accompaniment to the concert experience - an opportunity to get to know composers and soloists a little better, as well as to find out more about the music that they will be performing. We know that not everyone can make it to these, and so we’ve started to record a selection of our talks. Perfect listening if you’ve been to one of our concerts and want to find out more!

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Previous SinfoniaCasts

Brett Dean pre-concert talk

Fiona Talkington talks to Brett Dean about his new work, co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.

William Cole pre-concert talk

James Redwood talks to composer, William Cole about his new work co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.

Roderick Williams pre-concert talk

James Redwood talks to composer and baritone, Roderick Williams about his new work co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall. They are also joined by librettist Karen Hayes.

Sally Beamish pre-concert talk

James Redwood talks to Sally Beamish prior to the premiere of her new work, The King's Alchemist, at London's Wigmore Hall

SinfoniaCast 23

Find out all about Britten Sinfonia's Academy and our Creative Learning programme from Creative Learning Director Isobel Timms and violinist Alexandra Reid.

SinfoniaCast 22

In this podcast we explore the music we have commissioned for the 2013-14 season and ways you can help support the creation of new music through our Musically Gifted scheme.

SinfoniaCast 21

Find out what's coming up in the 2013-14 Britten Sinfonia season. A little taster of some of the must hear events and the unique programme of music (both new and old) that Britten Sinfonia is excited to take around the UK and beyond.

Barbican Podcast: Britten Sinfonia Associate Ensemble

Ahead of Britten Sinfonia's first season as Associate Ensemble at the Barbican, Marcus O’Dair and Ben Eshmade speak to artists and key members from the orchestra about their exciting year ahead.

Sinfonia Cast 20

A podcast about the launch of Britten Sinfonia Voices, the orchestras new choir, in December 2011

Sinfonia Cast 19

A podcast about the Britten Sinfonia 2011-12 At Lunch series featuring new commissions by Luke Bedford, Charlie Piper and Elspeth Brooke


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BBC Proms 2014 - Rufus Wainwright

Royal Albert Hall, London
11 September 2014 10:15pm

Britten Sinfonia once again join Rufus Wainwright on stage for this late night prom

Tavener: Flood of Beauty

Barbican Hall, London
28 September 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia give the world premiere of John Tavener's last completed concert work.


Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
29 September 2014 7:30pm

Nicholas Daniel is the soloist in John Tavener's theatrical oboe concerto, Kaleidoscopes.

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