Symphony No 8 in F major
Four Iberian Miniatures (London premiere)
Lieux retrouves (UK premiere of version with orchestra)
Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Classical'
In Spring 2017, Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès embark on a three year Beethoven Symphony Cycle. In a taste of pleasures to come, Britten Sinfonia’s Proms programme features Adès conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, alongside the UK premiere of a new cello and orchestra version of his own work, Lieux retrouvés, inspired by the “haunting sense of time and place” of the cello, with soloist Steven Isserlis. The programme also features the London premiere of Francisco Coll’s piquant Four Iberian Miniatures, with violin soloist Augustin Hadelich, which was commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and Saffron Hall in 2014.
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
"Steven Isserlis brought subtlety to a new version of Thomas Adès’s cello concerto, while his pupil Francisco Coll made a witty Proms debut"Read More
"If the Proms awarded medals for cello gymnastics, soloist Steven Isserlis would surely win gold"Read More
"...the two symphonies that opened and closed the concert were played with fizz, charm and a crisp vitality..."Read More
"The string playing under the leadership of Thomas Gould is taught, the articulation breathtakingly precise"Read More
"With the performances of the Gavotta and Finale proving particularly effective, we saw sensitivity and precision walk hand in hand with the joyousness that is so important a feature of the final movement."Read More