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Britten Sinfonia / 20th Birthday Concert

 27 October 2012 at 7.30pm 

Britten Sinfonia / 20th Birthday Concert

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia
Kuljit Bhamra tabla
Thomas Gould violin/director
Tom Herbert bass
Alina Ibragimova violin
Pekka Kuusisto violin/director
Joanna MacGregor piano/director
Mark Padmore tenor
Seb Rochford drums
Jacqueline Shave violin/director
Andy Sheppard saxophones
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan choir director
Plus special guests

Britten Sinfonia proudly launches its new association with the Barbican with a gala concert and free stage events that also celebrate the orchestra’s 20th birthday.

Journeying through 400 years of music, the evening celebrates the orchestra’s bold artistic outlook and showcases the talents of Britten Sinfonia musicians as well as close collaborators including Alina Ibragimova, Pekka Kuusisto, Mark Padmore , Joanna MacGregor and special guests. The concert also features two specially commissioned premieres from James MacMillan and Nico Muhly.

Henry Purcell : Hear my Prayer
Nico Muhly : Birthday piece
J.S. Bach : Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Benjamin Britten : Les Illuminations
James MacMillan : Birthday piece
Sergei Prokofiev : Symphony No 1 ‘Classical’
J.S. Bach : Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor
Moondog arr. MacGregor : Sidewalk Dances

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