At Lunch Two 2016-17 - Britten Sinfonia

At Lunch Two 2016-17

London Norwich Cambridge
08 – 14 Feb 2017


Three Pieces for String Quartet

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Prayer for a great man

Oliver Knussen

Cantata for Oboe Quartet


Introduction & Allegro


Concertino for String Quartet

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Col (world premiere tour)

(c) Philip Gatward


Nicholas Daniel

Principal Oboe

Joy Farrall

Principal Clarinet

Lucy Wakeford

Principal Harp

Miranda Dale

Principal 2nd Violin

Clare Finnimore

Principal Viola

Caroline Dearnley

Principal Cello


A composer of truly international stature, Mark-Anthony Turnage is among the most relevant communicators and creators of today. In a programme curated by Turnage, of composers he respects and music he admires, we also hear the world premiere of his new work, Col, a tribute to composer and friend Colin Matthews, alongside classics of the 20th century.

Download the programme notes here.

London – Pre-concert talk, 12.15pm
Dr Kate Kennedy talks to Mark-Anthony Turnage about his new work

Cambridge – Post-concert event, 2.15pm
A performance of a new work by 2016 Cambridge University Composer’s workshop winner Jago Thornton. Jago will also discuss his new work in a discussion with Britten Sinfonia musicians and a panel of experts.

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