Beethoven Symphony Cycle Appeal - Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Adès

Beethoven Symphony Cycle Appeal

For three years, from May 2017 to May 2019, Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès will perform all nine Beethoven Symphonies.

Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Adès are approaching these works in typically bold and uncompromising style, and one year in the reception from audiences and critics alike has been phenomenal. The Times said of the first two symphonies:

“Beethoven’s allegros played this fast, and by players as virtuosic and inwardly cohesive as the Britten Sinfonia can muster, will always be exhilarating.”

With such a groundswell of support, we now plan to release a CD box set of live recordings of the entire Symphony Cycle with a major label in 2020. This will coincide with the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In addition to this, BBC Radio 3 will record and broadcast all concerts.

We are confident that this release will become one of the most exciting interpretations of these iconic works ever recorded.

FUNDRAISING APPEAL

We are asking for your help in supporting this thrilling, large-scale project. We have already secured funding towards the recording, and we are seeking to raise a further £150,000 from a group of donors towards the significant additional costs involved.

In return for your support, you will be part of one of the great recordings of these works, and as a thank you can receive a number of exclusive rewards:

 

£100
– Credited as a Beethoven Cycle supporter in our programmes and on our website (or you may choose to remain anonymous).
– An invitation for two to an exclusive Britten Sinfonia Beethoven pre-concert drinks reception (not including concert tickets).

£1,000
– Credited as a Beethoven Cycle supporter in our programmes and on our website (or you may choose to remain anonymous).
– An invitation for four to an exclusive Britten Sinfonia Beethoven pre-concert drinks reception.
– Four complimentary tickets to a Britten Sinfonia Beethoven concert at the venue of your choice.
– A signed advance copy of the complete CD box set of recordings.

£10,000
– Bespoke rewards, with Beethoven Cycle lead artists, plus:
– Credited as a Beethoven Cycle supporter in our programmes and on our website (or you may choose to remain anonymous).
– An invitation for four to all Beethoven pre-concert drinks receptions.
– Four complimentary tickets to all remaining Britten Sinfonia Beethoven Symphony Cycle concerts.
– A signed advance copy of the complete CD box set of recordings.
– An invitation for four to the CD box set launch event.
– An invitation for four to an exclusive post-concert backstage reception at the Barbican, to meet the players and artists.

 

THANK YOU
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following donors to the Beethoven Symphony Cycle Appeal:

Stephen & Stephanie Bourne
Mark & Catherine Jeffries
Sir Michael & Lady Marshall
Jo & John Padfield
Charles Rawlinson MBE and Jill Rawlinson
Dominic & Ali Wallis

and 6 anonymous supporters

We hope that you will be able to make a contribution towards our goal and maybe get involved in supporting us in other ways. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this project in more detail, please get in contact with our Development team via email or call 01223 558 501