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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Ian Bostridge directs

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
19 June 2016 7:30pm

Ian Bostridge joins Britten Sinfonia for Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Britten Sinfonia at St Denis Festival 2016

Basilica Cathedral of St Denis, Paris
20 June 2016 8:30pm

Rosemary Standley, singer with international music collective, Moriarty, and young Brazilian cellist/singer-songwriter Dom La Nena (known as a duo as Birds on a Wire) join forces with Britten Sinfonia for new arrangements of ballads and lullabies.

Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape
23 June 2016 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by preeminent conductor/composer Oliver Knussen to present a programme as part of the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival.

Ian Bostridge directs

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
24 June 2016 7:30pm

Ian Bostridge joins Britten Sinfonia for Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Five 2015-16

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
30 June 2016 1:00pm

Britten Sinfonia Academy, now celebrating its fifth year, performs its own At Lunch programme featuring a world premiere.

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