2010 Concert Season

London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s elite contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and ambitious programming. It is committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture and pushing boundaries; the ensemble regularly undertakes projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers and collaborations with electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians. The creation of new music has been at the core of the London Sinfonietta’s work since its foundation in 1968. It has commissioned or premiered over 200 works, ranging from Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle and Steve Reich to the emerging composers involved in its Blue Touch Paper project – including Tansy Davies, Larry Goves and Anna Meredith – an innovative initiative which gives the opportunity to take risks and develop ideas without the pressure of a public performance.
From February to June 2010 the London Sinfonietta, the UK’s flagship contemporary calssical music ensemble presents a survey of works fom nine different composers from across Europe: Wolfgang Rihm, Edgard Varèse, George Benjamin, Gerald Barry and Richard Ayres, Niccolò Castiglioni, Pedro Amaral and Dai Fujikury with Larry Goves. 

February – June 2010
Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre and Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London

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