Recent Reviews

  • 16 May 2016 - The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise

    Reviews from The Dark Mirror, our collaboration with tenor Ian Bostridge and video artist/director Netia Jones for this new theatrical staging of Schubert’s Winterreise.

  • 03 May 2016 - Benjamin Grosvenor directs

    Reviews from our performances with outstanding young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, featuring the world premiere of Elena Langer’s Story of an Impossible Love.

  • 15 Apr 2016 - At Lunch Four

    Reviews from our At Lunch Four programme, featuring music for piano quartet and the world premiere of Bryce Dessner’s El Chan.

  • 30 Mar 2016 - Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest

    Reviews from the revival of the Royal Opera House’s 2013 production of Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest, featuring Britten Sinfonia.

  • 22 Mar 2016 - James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

    Reviews from our Easter performances of James MacMillan’s dramatic meditation on Christ’s final words, Seven Last Words from the Cross.

  • 12 Feb 2016 - Louis Andriessen in Focus

    Reviews from the first of our double-bill of Louis Andriessen in Focus concerts, part of the Barbican’s series M is for Man, Music & Mystery.

  • 25 Jan 2016 - At Lunch Two

    Reviews from performances of our At Lunch Two programme in January 2016.

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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.

Ruby Hughes & Mahan Esfahani

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

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

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