In 1992 Britten Sinfonia was established as a bold reimagining of the conventional image of a chamber orchestra. A flexible ensemble of some of the UK’s leading soloists and chamber musicians came together with a unique vision: to collapse the boundaries between old and new music, to collaborate with composers, performers and guest artists across artforms and genres; and to create involving, intelligent music events that both audiences and performers experience with an unusual intensity.
Britten Sinfonia is an Associate Ensemble at the Barbican in London, Resident Orchestra at Saffron Hall in Essex and has a regular season in Norwich. It performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and at major UK festivals including the Aldeburgh, Brighton, Norfolk and Norwich Festivals and the BBC Proms. Recent collaborators include composer/conductor Thomas Ades, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and renowned Amazon rainforest photographer Sebastião Salgado.
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