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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Conquests and countryside: Barry and Beethoven at the Barbican

By , 24 May 2018
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Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
London

Battles won and drawn: Beethoven and Barry from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 22 May 2018
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Mary Bevan (Coraline), Kitty Whatey (Other Mother) and Ghost Children © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Entertaining but not entrancing: Royal Opera ventures into fantasy with Turnage's Coraline

By , 29 March 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Saffron Walden

New dog, new tricks: Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder

By , 10 November 2017
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Anoushka Shankar © Harper Smith | DG
London

Prom 41: East meets West in Glass/Shankar Passages

By , 15 August 2017
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Thomas Adès' Eroica

By , 06 June 2017
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Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia © Chris Christodoulou
London

Adès and the Britten Sinfonia launch Beethoven cycle sensationally

By , 02 June 2017
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Allison Cook and Barbara Hannigan © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

The importance of being Alice: a tale of diminishing returns

By , 28 November 2016
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Adrian Thompson (Hermit) and Stephanie Corley (Simplicius) © Max Lacome
London

Simply brilliant: Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus at Sadler’s Wells

By , 11 November 2016
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Steve Reich in conversation with Beryl Korot © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Steve Reich at 80: cross-section of an iconic career

By , 05 November 2016
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Thomas Adès conducts the Britten Sinfonia © BBC|Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 40: Mixing the new with the old: Thomas Adès at the Proms

By , 15 August 2016
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Ian Bostridge in Winterreise © Hugo Glendinning
London

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise with Ian Bostridge

By , 12 May 2016
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Benedict Nelson (Algernon Moncrieff) and Claudia Boyle (Cecily Cardew) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Wilde life: The Importance of Being Earnest, the opera

By , 29 March 2016
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Britten Sinfonia Voices © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Staring into the void: bravery and beauty from Britten Sinfonia and Voices

By , 20 March 2016
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
London

Barbara Hannigan in focus: Neoclassicism at the Barbican Hall

By , 06 May 2015
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Thomas Gould © Mira Stout
London

Wide-ranging Britten Sinfonia programme centres on the Goldberg Variations at Milton Court

By , 20 March 2015
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Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
Amsterdam

A tremendous Nelson Mass from the Britten Sinfonia

By , 28 February 2015
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Sarah Connolly © Peter Warren
Norwich

A blossoming relationship between Britten Sinfonia and Sarah Connolly

By , 21 January 2015
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John Woolrich © Maurice Foxall
London

A generous gift for John Woolrich

By , 20 November 2014
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Ian Bostridge (Madwoman) © Mark Allan
New York City

East meets West in Britten’s emotionally wrenching Curlew River

By , 30 October 2014
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Nicholas Daniel © Eric Richmond
London

Britten Sinfonia fails to impress at Milton Court

By , 29 September 2014
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
London

Sonic inundation: John Tavener’s Flood of Beauty at the Barbican

By , 28 September 2014
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Rufus Wainwright © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 74: Rufus Wainwright makes a patchy Proms debut

By , 11 September 2014
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Allison Bell © Mike Hoban
London

Britten Sinfonia serves up another treat "At Lunch"

By , 07 May 2014
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Britten Sinfonia © Harry Rankin
London

Britten Sinfonia enthral at Wigmore Hall

By , 11 December 2013
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Pekka Kuusisto  ©  Sonja Werner
London

Britten Sinfonia's voyage to Britten at Milton Court

By , 24 November 2013
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Les Illuminations (Dancers: Liam Riddick & Nathan Goodman)  ©  Tony Nandi
London

Dancing to Benjamin Britten: Richard Alston’s Phaedra

By , 07 November 2013
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Sarah Connolly  ©  Peter Warren
London

Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Sarah Connolly and Britten Sinfonia's magnificent, terrifying passion

By , 03 August 2013
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Ida Falk Winland as Cecily, Simon Wilding as Lane, Benedict Nelson as Algernon  ©  ROH / Stephen Cummiskey
London

Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest staged at the ROH Linbury Studio

By , 14 June 2013
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Benjamin Britten; image courtesy Yousuf Karsh
London

Britten, Bridge and a co-commission: Britten Sinfonia at Wigmore Hall

By , 03 April 2013
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Alina Ibragimova  ©  Sussie Ahlburg 2012
London

Baltic music and Bach: Alina Ibragimova and Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican

By , 27 February 2013
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Britten Sinfonia
London

Britten Sinfonia and Alice Coote celebrate Britten's birthday in style at Wigmore Hall

By , 22 November 2012
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Claire Booth in Where the Wild Things Are  ©  Mark Allan
London

Knussen's Sendak operas at the Barbican

By , 03 November 2012
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Eamonn Dougan conducting Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices at the Barbican  ©  Rhydian Peters
London

Looking Forward with Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican

By , 27 October 2012
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Martin Taylor with the Britten Sinfonia  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 65: Guy Barker and Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django

By , 31 August 2012
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Nico Muhly  ©  Samantha West
London

Nico Muhly with the Britten Sinfonia and Friends

By , 16 March 2012
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Sarah Connolly,  ©  Peter Warren
London

Sir Mark Elder shows us the true meaning of L'enfance du Christ, Berlioz's own Christmas story

By , 08 December 2011
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Natalie Clein  ©  BBC / Damil Kalogjera
London

David Hill and Nathalie Clein give energetic interpretations of 20th Century religious works

By , 03 September 2011
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©  Pal Hanson
London

Joanna MacGregor and Arve Henriksen bring Deep South blues and Scottish Reels to the Southbank

By , 24 May 2011
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
Amsterdam

Rasante Achterbahnfahrt durch musikalische Stile: Thomas Adès und die Britten Sinfonia

By , 26 May 2018
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