Podcasts

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!


Previous SinfoniaCasts

Pre-concert talk with Bryce Dessner

Kate Kennedy talks to Bryce Dessner prior to the London premiere of his new work, El Chan, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.

Pre-concert talk with James McVinnie

James mcVinnie discusses the current music scene in Iceland and the work of Daniel Bjarnason. This pre-concert talk hosted by Dr Kate Kennedy was recorded prior to the London premiere of a new work by Daniel Bjarnason during a Britten Sinfonia At Lunch concert at Wigmore Hall.

Pre-concert talk with Anna Clyne

Kate Kennedy talks to Anna Clyne prior to the London premiere of her new work, This Lunar Beauty, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall in our latest podcast.

Pre-concert talk with Edward Nesbit

Kate Kennedy talks to OPUS2015 winnner, Edward Nesbit prior to the London premiere of his new work, Lifesize Gods, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall in our latest podcast.

Sinfoniacast 24

In advance of Britten Sinfonia's Oliver Knussen in Focus concerts in October 2015, soprano Claire Booth discusses working with the composer and conductor and his work Requiem - Songs for Sue with Ben Eshmade.

St Luke Passion post-concert discussion

A post concert discussion following the London premiere of James MacMillan's St Luke Passion on Sunday 5 April 2015. The discussion was chaired by Dr Kate Kennedy and the panel was composer James MacMillan; director of Britten Sinfonia Voices Eamonn Dougan; and theologian Dr Jonathan Arnold.

Joey Roukens pre-concert talk

Kate Kennedy talks to Joey Roukens prior to the London premiere of his new work, Lost in a surreal trip, commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall in our latest podcast.

Patrick John Jones pre-concert talk

Kate Kennedy talks to Patrick John Jones about his new work, Uncanny Vale, co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall.

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.

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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.

Alice Coote & Mahan Esfahani

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

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

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