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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Nevill Holt Opera reviews

Review 13 Jun 2019

Reviews from Nevill Holt Opera’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in June 2019 featuring Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Chalmers.

The Telegraph
The Sunday Times
The Arts Desk
Bachtrack
Town and Country Magazine
The Stage
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Donizetti’s Il Paria reviews

Review 10 Jun 2019

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia and Opera Rara’s concert performance of Donizetti’s Il Paria, conducted by Sir Mark Elder in June 2019.

Classical Source
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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 9) reviews

Review 29 May 2019

Reviews from performances of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Gerald Barry’s ‘The Eternal Recurrence’ with Thomas Adès.

The Times
BachTrack
Classical Source
Eastern Daily Press
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Four Quartets reviews

Review 24 May 2019

Reviews from Four Quartets at the Barbican Theatre, London, in May 2019.

The Times
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Beethoven Symphony Cycle Brighton Festival review

Review 23 May 2019

Review from the performance of Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1 and 2, conducted by Thomas Adès, at the Brighton Festival.

Brighton and Hove Independent
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Sound Unbound: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ reviews

Review 21 May 2019

Reviews from the Barbican’s Sound Unbound Festival, featuring Britten Sinfonia’s performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ conducted by Thomas Adès, and introduced by Stephen Fry.

The Guardian
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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 7 & 8) reviews

Review 20 May 2019

Reviews from performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos 7 and 8, alongside the premiere of Gerald Barry’s Viola Concerto, performed by Lawrence Power, as part of Year Three of our Beethoven Symphony Cycle:

The Guardian
The Times
BachTrack
Classical Source
Classical Voice America
Journal of Music
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A Sheen of Dew on Flowers reviews

Review 15 Apr 2019

Reviews from A Sheen of Dew on Flowers at Barbican Hall:

Classical Source
Financial Times
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Brad Mehldau Piano Concerto reviews

Review 18 Mar 2019

Reviews from Brad Mehldau’s Piano Concerto with Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Hall:

The Times
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Financial Times
London Jazz News
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Colin Matthews Octet reviews

Review 08 Feb 2019

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Colin Matthews Octet performance at Wigmore Hall:

The Times
The Observer
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Elder conducts Brahms and Mahler reviews

Review 21 Jan 2019

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances with Sir Mark Elder in the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle:

Seen and Heard
Bachtrack
Classical Source
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Serenading Lincs reviews

Review 29 Nov 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances with Mark Padmore on their Serenading Lincs tour:

Spalding Today
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The Last Letter reviews

Review 12 Nov 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances of The Last Letter:

Opera Today
The Times
The Daily Telegraph
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BBC Prom 70: Tango reviews

Review 11 Sep 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s appearance at the BBC Proms 2018:

Broadway World
Classical Source
Music Omh
Sunday Express
The Times
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Powder Her Face reviews

Review 02 Jul 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances of Powder Her Face at Nevill Holt Opera:

The Guardian
The Stage
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Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 4 & 5) reviews

Review 23 May 2018

Reviews from performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos 4 and 5, part of year two of our Beethoven Symphony Cycle:

Bachtrack
Classical Source
Evening Standard
Financial Times
The Guardian
The Observer
Eastern Daily Press
The Times

Stabat Mater – Sistine Chapel reviews

Review 24 Apr 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater with The Sixteen at the Sistine Chapel:

The Times
The Tablet
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St John Passion reviews

Review 04 Apr 2018

Reviews from Bach’s St John Passion at St John’s Smith Square:

Boulezian
The Observer
Planet Hugill
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Easter Voices reviews

Review 04 Apr 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Easter Voices concert:

Art Around the Globe
Boulezian
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Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk Reviews

Review 01 Mar 2018

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s concerts with pianist Jeremy Denk:

The Telegraph
The Times
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At Lunch Two Reviews

Review 29 Jan 2018

Reviews from At Lunch Two, the world premiere tour of Leo Chadburn’s Five Loops for the Bathyscaphe

The Observer`
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This is Rattle: Helen Grime reviews

Review 22 Sep 2017

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performance during This is Rattle, at Milton Court:

The Times
Classical Source
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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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