Today the Norfolk and Norwich Festival announced it’s programme of events for 2017. Britten Sinfonia’s artistic team are pleased to have helped curate the classical music strand of this year’s Festival which sees a host of the finest UK and international artists and ensembles performing in Norwich during May. Britten Sinfonia is also pleased to be performing during the 2017 Festival in the first performance of the orchestras Beethoven Symphony Cycle conducted by Thomas Adès.
Visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website to check out what’s in store in 2017
David Butcher, Britten Sinfonia Chief Executive said of this new partnership;
“It’s been a great honour and great fun for Britten Sinfonia to help curate the Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s classical music programme. We’re thrilled to bring world class artists and ensembles to Norwich which include Steven Isserlis, Paul Lewis, Thomas Adès, Caroline Sampson, the CBSO and Vox Luminus & Frieburg Baroque amongst others, performing great music from Monteverdi to the very best in new music, in some of city’s finest settings. Perhaps as exciting is a brand new partnership with BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists, giving Norwich audiences the chance to hear the stars of the future, with concerts recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3. We are proud to work with this enlightened festival in such a vibrant city where the Britten Sinfonia has developed such as strong residency over the last 20 years.”
Public booking for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival opens on Thursday 2 March.