News & Reviews

Below you will find the latest news, reviews and blog posts from Britten Sinfonia including information on our latest Creative Learning Projects, fundraising campaigns and residencies. To read our press releases please click here.

All News & Reviews

Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 3) Reviews

Review 07 Jun 2017

Reviews from Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 3) at the Barbican, 6 June 2017:

The Spectator
The Arts Desk
Bachtrack
Classical Source
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Adès, Barry Beethoven – Chamber Music Reviews

Review 31 May 2017

Reviews from Adès, Barry, Beethoven – Chamber Music, 30 May at Milton Court Concert Hall, London.

The Arts Desk
The Times
The Observer
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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No’s 1 and 2) Reviews

Review 31 May 2017

Reviews from the first concert in Britten Sinfonia’s 3-year Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Thomas Adès.

Bachtrack
Classical Source
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Times
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At Lunch Three Reviews

Review 28 Apr 2017

Reviews from At Lunch Three, featuring the world premiere tour of Brian Elias’ new Oboe Quintet:

The Times
Seen and Heard
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Bach’s St John Passion Reviews

Review 18 Apr 2017

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Easter performances of Bach’s St John Passion with tenor Mark Padmore and Britten Sinfonia Voices:

Classical Source
The Guardian
The Independent
Music OHM
The Spectator
The Telegraph
The Times
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Stabat Mater CD Reviews

Review 06 Mar 2017

Reviews of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater world premiere recording, with The Sixteen and Harry Christophers. Out now on CORO.

Classical Ear
Grammophone
The Guardian
The Herald
Music Web International
Planet Hugill
The Times
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John Adams at 70 Reviews

Review 28 Feb 2017

Reviews from John Adams at 70, at the Barbican on 25 February 2017

The Guardian
Classical Source
The Financial Times
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Mahan Esfahani directs

Review 06 Feb 2017

Reviews from Mahan Esfahani directs.

The Guardian
Independent
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Independent Opera

Review 18 Nov 2016

Stabat Mater with The Sixteen

Review 17 Oct 2016

Reviews from the world premiere performances of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater with The Sixteen.

The Times
Arts Desk
Classical Source
The Guardian
The Financial Times
The Tablet
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BBC Proms 2016

Review 17 Aug 2016

Reviews from our performance at the 2016 BBC Proms conducted by Thomas Adès and featuring cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Augustin Hadelich.

The Guardian
Independent
Classical Source
BachTrack
Thoroughly Good blog
MusicOMH
The Observer
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The Dark Mirror : Zender’s Winterreise

Review 16 May 2016

Reviews from Netia Jones’ dramatic staging of Zender’s Winterreise starring Ian Bostridge, co-produced by the Barbican and Britten Sinfonia.

Financial Times
The Observer
The Arts Desk
The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Times
The Stage
The Cusp
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Benjamin Grosvenor directs

Review 03 May 2016

Reviews from our concerts with young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor , which also celebrated Jacqueline Shave’s first ten years as Britten Sinfonia leader

The Times
The Guardian
Independent
The Telegraph
Thoroughly Good blog
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At Lunch Four 2015-16

Review 15 Apr 2016

Reviews from our At Lunch Four concerts featuring a new work by Bryce Dessner

Cambridge News
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James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross

Review 22 Mar 2016

Reviews from our Easter performances in Birmingham, Cambridge and London of James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross conducted by Eamonn Dougan

The Times
The Guardian
Bachtrack
Cambridge News
Birmingham Post
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Louis Andriessen in Focus One: La Passione

Review 11 Feb 2016

Reviews from our concert featuring Louis Andriessen’s La Passione alongside Steve Martland’s Tiger Dancing and Steve Reich’s The Desert Music at the Barbican.

Financial Times
The Guardian
The Times
ArtsDesk
Classical Source
OPera Today
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