Britten Sinfonia 20th Birthday Gala Concert London Barbican
27 October 2012

Britten Sinfonia launches its new association with the Barbican with a gala concert and free stage events that also celebrate the orchestra’s 20th birthday
Barbican, Saturday 27 October 2012 at 7.30pm

Journeying through 400 years of music, the programme showcases the individual talents of Britten Sinfonia players as well as close artistic collaborators Alina Ibragimova, Pekka Kuusisto, Mark Padmore and two specially commissioned premieres from James MacMillan and Nico Muhly. The concert also revives Britten Sinfonia’s celebrated Moondog project with pianist and arranger Joanna MacGregor, bringing together some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.

Free Stage - 6.30pm
Performance from Britten Sinfonia Academy in Barbican Foyer

Late Stage - post concert
Britten Sinfonia and guests

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 Chorus Director

Purcell Hear my Prayer
Nico Muhly Birthday commission (World premiere)
Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043
Britten Les Illuminations
James MacMillan Birthday commission (London premiere
Prokofiev Symphony No.1 'Classical’
Bach Keyboard Concerto in No.5 in F minor BWV 1056
Moondog arr. Joanna MacGregor Sidewalk Dances
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