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 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.

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

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TAKE TWO : Louis Andriessen in Focus One

Barbican Hall, London
09 February 2016 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia’s TAKE TWO double-bill presents a compelling portrait, placing Andriessen’s distinctive output in the context of his musical influences, including Stravinsky, Bach, jazz, and minimalist contemporaries.

TAKE TWO : Louis Andriessen in Focus Two

Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican), London
13 February 2016 3:00pm

This dance infused programme explores Andriessen’s admiration for Stravinsky, with whom he shares an acute ear for colour and clarity of expression, the influence of Bach and his life-long love of jazz.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
19 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
23 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch Three 2015-16

Wigmore Hall, London
24 February 2016 1:00pm

A lunchtime concert with works by Debussy and Bjarnason offering a rich exploration of colour and harmonies.

Debussy, Donatoni & Bjarnason

Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
25 February 2016 8:00pm

An evening of chamber music at Turner Sims Concert Hall, featuring music by Debussy, Donatoni and a new work by Daníel Bjarnason.

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