Britten Sinfonia to play at the Apex later this month

Britten Sinfonia is one of the world’s most celebrated and pioneering ensembles and it is due to play at the Apex later this month.

The orchestra is acclaimed for its virtuoso musicianship, an inspired approach to concert programming which makes bold, intelligent connections across 400 years of repertoire and a versatility that is second to none.

Britten Sinfonia breaks the mould by not having a principal conductor or director, instead choosing to collaborate with a range of the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum, resulting in performances of rare insight and energy.

On Monday, November 26, their concert features three soloists in a programme of music for voice and orchestra.

Tenor Mark Padmore joins the orchestra’s principal horn Martin Owen for Benjamin Britten’s magical evocation of twilight and nightfall, the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and.  

Guitarist Morgan Szymanski performs Alec Roth’s concerto for guitar and string orchestra.

Programme:

Purcell, ed. Britten:     Chacony in G minor
Bartók:                        Allegro molto capriccioso from String Quartet No. 2
Alec Roth:                   Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra
Bartók:                        Romanian Folk Dances
Britten:                         Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

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