Mark-Anthony Turnage is one of the most admired and widely-performed composers of his generation. Britten Sinfonia have premiered and performed works by Turnage in the past, including Col in our At Lunch Concert Series in 2016-17, as well as premiering the composer’s opera Coraline in March/April 2018. Mark-Anthony Turnage is writing a new song cycle, Refugee, for the acclaimed tenor Allan Clayton and Britten Sinfonia, to be performed alongside works by other contemporary composers that count among Turnage’s major musical influences, including his teacher and mentor, the late Oliver Knussen.
On Turnage’s opera, Coraline, The Independent wrote: “The score – given a lovingly detailed reading by the Britten Sinfonia under Sian Edwards’s direction – is full of quirky pleasures…”. The orchestra greatly looks forward to working with Mark-Anthony Turnage once again in 2019, featuring the poetry from poets such as Benjamin Zephaniah and Emily Dickinson.
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s song cycle Refugee will be world premiered on Thursday 19th September 2019 at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, followed by the UK premiere on Friday 20th September at the Milton Court Concert Hall, London.
From as little as £10 you can help support the creation and performances of this new work and get your name in the score.