2009 News Archive

  • 08 December 2009 - BBC Radio 3 CD Review

    Stephen Layton discusses the new Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony recording of Handel’s Messiah with BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGregor.

  • 25 November 2009 - Pre-Concert Talks Available Online

    Pre-concert talks from most of our concerts will now be available to hear online. These interesting and audience-friendly talks are a great way to discover the decisions behind our repertoire, and to get to know musicians more intimately.

  • 13 November 2009 - Handel - Messiah

    Hyperion release Handel’s Messiah with Britten Sinfonia, Polyphony and Stephen Layton.

  • 13 November 2009 - Handel - Messiah

    Reviews of our recent release on Hyperion with Polyphony and Stephen Layton in November 2009

  • 12 November 2009 - Family Music Day 2009 Update

    Our favourite quotes and photos from the day are now on the website. You can also see a summary of feedback from the day, and how we plan to use attendees’ comments to make Family Music Day 2010 bigger and better.

  • 01 November 2009 - Christopher Hogwood

    Reviews from our performances conducted by Christopher Hogwood.

  • 30 October 2009 - Efterklang

    Reviews from our recent performance with Danish band , Efterklan

  • 23 October 2009 - Classic FM Podcast

    Tom Shore, Orchestra Manager talks to ClassicFM about our performance with Danish band Efterklang

  • 21 October 2009 - Eight Seasons

    Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s opening concert of the 2009/10 Norwich season

  • 23 September 2009 - Latest Britten Sinfonia video

    Our latest video is available to watch, featuring footage from our appearance at Latitude Festival in July. Check it out here!

  • 07 September 2009 - Latest CD review

    Our newest CD release on our own label, BS002 Hindemith, was recently reviewed for Gramohpone Magazine - ‘This disc positively sparkles!’

  • 18 August 2009 - BBC Prom No. 32

    Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performance as part of the BBC Proms’ Multiple Pianos Day in which BS performed alongside three world-acclaimed piano duos.

  • 05 August 2009 - BS Own Label Reviews

    Since the launch of our own label in March 2009, the first two discs have already made an impressive mark on the recordings world, with reviews in BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine, to name but a few.

  • 04 August 2009 - Press - Summer 2009

    Ivan Hewett of The Telegraph wrote a feature on Britten Sinfonia whilst Gig Magazine published ‘A word from a sponsor’ highlighting our Arts & Business International Award win with Cambridge University Press.

  • 01 August 2009 - Latitude Festival

    In addition to host of press coverage noting Britten Sinfonia’s unique appearance at Latitude Festival, Classical Music and the Guardian featured Britten Sinfonia in these articles.

  • 22 July 2009 - Fen Soundscapes exhibition

    The Fen Soundscapes exhibition has now closed, but we recorded video and audio versions of a walk through the installation - the next best thing to being there yourself!

  • 07 July 2009 - City of London Festival with Henning Kraggerud

    Concert with Henning Kraggerud performed at the Mansion House in London featured works by Vivaldi, Erik-Sven Tüür, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Esa-Pekka Salonen

  • 15 June 2009 - Parthenogenesis

    James MacMillan’s profound opera, staged at the ROH’s Linbury Studio,11-18 June

  • 28 May 2009 - New podcast with James MacMillan available now

    Our latest SinfoniaCast features world-renowned British composer James MacMillan discussing his opera Parthenogenesis.

  • 25 May 2009 - 2009-10 concert seasons on sale now

    Our regular series of concerts in Cambridge, London and Norwich are now on sale for all concerts in the 2009-10 season.

  • 22 May 2009 - Paul Lewis directs Mozart

    Highly acclaimed pianist, Paul Lewis, joined BS for concerts in London, Newbury and Cambridge. 18 - 21 May 2009.

  • 13 May 2009 - BS wins RPS Award!

    Last night Britten Sinfonia was delighted to be awarded the RPS Award for Chamber Music

  • 12 May 2009 - Great Fen Concerts

    Concerts given in May 2009 in Peterborough and Cambridge to help raise funds for the Great Fen Project, with a new comission from John Woolrich premiered in Peterborough.

  • 09 April 2009 - BBC Prom Announced

    You may well have started looking through this year’s fantastic line-up of BBC Proms events and seen that at No. 32, Britten Sinfonia, in a scintilating programme of piano works.

  • 24 March 2009 - Latitude Festival 2009

    Headline acts for this years Latitude Festival have been announced and Britten Sinfonia is set to perform! The festival takes place in July 2009 at Henham Park Estate in Suffolk.

  • 19 March 2009 - Bach Plus with Alina Ibragimova

    Stunning Russian violinist returns to direct and star in our tour of Bach Plus. Th etour featured works by Bach, Berg and Kurtag.

  • 11 March 2009 - BS comes out on top with BBC

    Britten Sinfonia’s recording of Britten’s Nocturne is top choice on BBC’s Building a Library programme

  • 09 March 2009 - Britten Sinfonia’s Own CD Label Launched

    This month Britten Sinfonia, in conjunction with Signum Classics, has launched its own CD label. The first release, Songs of Sky, is already on sale

  • 27 February 2009 - BBC Radio 3 to broadcast Britten Sinfonia performance

    Britten Sinfonia performed in The Lichfield Festival last summer and BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting our performance of The Traveller by Alec Roth and writer Vikram Seth.

  • 27 February 2009 - Britten Sinfonia at Lunch 3 and 4

    Reviews from our third Britten Sinfonia at Lunch tour.

  • 13 February 2009 - Britten Sinfonia on BBC Radio 3

    Following a broadcast of our recent concert tour with Imogen Cooper, you can listen to the whole concert and interview with BS leader Jacqueline Shave on BBC iPlayer.

  • 23 January 2009 - Coming this month…

    Our Britten Sinfonia at Lunch tour continues and why not catch up on our podcasts on the Listen to Us pages.

  • 19 January 2009 - Programme notes available to download or read online

    Did you know that programme notes for our forthcoming projects are available to read online? These notes will be available to read one week before the first concert of each tour until a week after the tour.

  • 05 January 2009 - New Podcast

    Recorded as part of our Great Fen project - this podcast hears a group of primary school children explore the natural sounds of the Fens.

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Goldberg Variations

The Hexagon, Reading
05 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia, perform works by Mozart, Martynov and Bach in The Hexagon, Reading.

Mr Big Family Concert 2014

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
06 April 2014 3:00pm

An interactive family concert featuring live illustrations from Mr Big's author, Ed Vere.

Bach St John Passion

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
16 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
17 April 2014 8:15pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Barbican Hall, London
18 April 2014 6:00pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
19 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

Bach St John Passion

Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich
20 April 2014 7:30pm

Britten Sinfonia is joined by a stellar line-up of soloists and its acclaimed professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices for these Easter performances of Bach's masterpiece.

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