The London Sinfonietta Emerging Artists Programme is a unique opportunity for the next generation of exceptional musicians to get involved in the working life of the world’s leading new music ensemble.
We've been staggered at the response to RSVP - our call to the public for a piece of new music on a postcard. Over 350 submissions from European composers, Australian engineers and Singaporean school children later, we've picked three winners. Postcards by Emma-Ruth Richards (UK), Philip Lawton (Germany) and Djordje Markovic (Serbia) will be premiered by the London Sinfonietta at Kings Place Festival on Sunday 15 September at 9.30pm, alongside the Postal Pieces by James Tenney that inspired the project.
Our shiny new season brochure has just hit the shops, and you can click below to browse through it online. If you fancy owning a real one, send an email with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're very excited about all that's coming up in the year ahead, and hope you'll be able to join us along the way.
We are delighted to announce that the following spring 2014 concerts will be going on general sale on Wednesday 17 July with tickets available for Southbank Centre members on Tuesday 16 July.
Read the reviews of our latest 2 performances, In Portrait: Luke Bedford on Wednesday 22 May at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and Mauricio Kagel's The Pieces of the Compass Rose on Saturday 1 June at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, on our blog, both of which received 5 stars!
We are delighted to be part of New: Aud, a collaboration between 31 of Europe's best new music ensembles with the aim of developing new concert forms for contemporary classical music.
Particularly, we will be taking part in Ditching the Concert Hall, exploring new venues and engaging with new audiences in the performance of contemporary music.
We'll be joining Cerys Matthews, Laura Marling and The Stranglers for an eclectic Late Night Prom on Monday 12 August 2013. There will be music from John Adams, Berio and Varèse plus a live remix mash-up by composer Anna Meredith. BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Radio 3's Tom Service oversee proceedings.
Booking opens at 9am on Saturday 11 May 2013, but to read more about the event in the meantime, click here.
Our part in this year's festivities has just been announced. We'll be performing two concerts on Saturday 15 September 2013: the first is a programme of chamber music centered around Benjamin Britten in recognition of his centenary, including works by Alban Berg, Colin Matthews and Edmund Finnis; the second is a late-night concert exploring the extraordinary experimental compositions by American composer James Tenney, alongside some of the quiet and still music of Morton Feldman.
The latest concert in our upcoming 2013/14 season is now on sale! On Sunday 6 October we will be performing Karlheinz Stockhausen's extravaganza of sound, Gruppen. The piece involves three independent orchestras, each with their own conductor, adding up to an enormous 109 musicians positioned around the audience.
We'll bring you news of more 2013/14 events going on sale throughout the spring and summer.
We are delighted to announce this one-day conference in collaboration with Guildhall ResearchWorks, which will explore how collaborations best work between composers and artists seeking to create new work, as well as how to best gather feedback on work-in-progress.
For information about the event, and to book your place, click here.