Hirta (first live performance)
Farewell to Stromness
New work (world premiere)
This Scottish folk-inspired concert features works by Sir James MacMillan and Peter Maxwell Davies, including the first live performance of MacMillan’s Hirta, an arrangement of a folk song from St Kilda. A new work by Robert Singer, the winner of Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS2018 competition for unpublished composers will also receive its world premiere, the composer having been mentored by James MacMillan.
You can support Robert’s new commission through Musically Gifted, our scheme to support contemporary music in a unique way, giving you the chance to receive signed scores, free tickets and meet the composer, amongst other exciting rewards. See Robert’s Musically Gifted page here.
London: Pre-concert talk with Dr Kate Kennedy, 12.15pm (free to ticket holders, available here)
Robert Singer discusses his new work with Dr Kate Kennedy. The talk will be released as a podcast – subscribe to Britten Sinfonia’s podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or listen straight from SoundCloud and Audioboom.
Cambridge: Post-concert talk with Dr Tim Watts (free to all ticket holders)
Dr Tim Watts leads a discussion with Robert Singer winner about his new work.