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Thu 6th Mar at 7:30pm
@ Barbican Centre, London
Also appearing: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
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Britten Sinfonia, Patricia Kopatchinskaja
A programme of works comprising:
Brahms arr Paul Angerer: Three Chorale Preludes arranged for string orchestra
Tigran Mansurian: Four Serious Songs (after Brahms)
Bartok: Romanian Dances
Janacek arr Tognetti: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor
Image © Morley von Sternberg
This event takes place at Barbican Centre, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Britten Sinfonia is one of the world's most celebrated and pioneering ensembles. The orchestra is an Associate Ensemble at the Barbican, has residencies in Norwich, Cambridge and Brighton, and a chamber series at Wigmore Hall. Britten Sinfonia enjoys a growing international profile, and is frequently heard on disc, BBC Radio 3 and commercial radio.
'But as always with this orchestra there was more to savour than just stellar performance. The programme was ingeniously shaped' (Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph)
'The playing was marked by the kind of luminous and infectious beauty that only comes from a true marriage of mastery and love' (The Times0
'The UK's most consistently dynamic chamber ensemble' (The New Statesman).
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Russian classical violinist and concerto soloist whose repertoire ranges from baroque and classical (often played on gut strings) to new commissions or re-interpretations of modern masterworks.
'This well-recorded disc is a breath of the freshest musical air' (Gramophone)
'... the savage energy of Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s game-changing 2008 recording of the Kreutzer Sonata' (Washington Post)
'Few soloists can convey the sheer fun of music making of Kopatchinskaja – few performers in any genre seem to have as much fun as she does on stage' (Limelight Magazine, Australia)
'... if anyone thought classical music was stuffy or corseted, here was the riposte' (Financial Times)
'mesmerising artistry' (The Strad)
'A startlingly effective version of Beethoven's Violin Concerto' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Kopatchinskaja is a technically brilliant player with superb instrumental control, and a highly individual and uninhibited performance vision that, at its best, is arresting and vivid...' (Sydney Morning Herlad).
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Venue: Barbican Centre
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Phone: 0207 638 8891
→ Barbican 4 min walk