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Coronavirus Update

12 October 2020

We are delighted to return to making new music in a socially distanced, safe environment. Although our Southbank Centre concerts won't have a live, in-person audience, you'll be able to listen to many of our autumn 2020 concerts live on Radio 3, or watch a video stream online. You'll be able to join us in the hall for Kings Place concerts.

Click here for full details of our autumn events, or click here for more details on Kings Place's safety measures.

9 April 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are having to sadly make adjustments to our programme of public events.

The remainder of our 2019/20 season at Southbank Centre will be cancelled following their decision to close until 30 June 2020. For information regarding refunds, please visit the Southbank Centre website. This includes our Connect project (of performances with public participants) on Saturday 25 April and our Mix project on Friday 15 May. We have also had to take the decision to postpone our London Sinfonietta Academy project for this summer, and therefore the end-of-course performance on 7 July at Southbank Centre will also be cancelled.

Due to the cancellation of the Aldeburgh Festival, our performance as part of Music Theatre Wales’ and Aldeburgh Music’s production of Tom Coult and Alice Birch’s Violet in June 2020 has also had to be cancelled. Please visit the Snape Maltings website for further details.

There is one way that the London Sinfonietta can still be part of your listening and watching, as our London Sinfonietta Channel continues to be enhanced with weekly uploads of new content. Films of our concert work and insights from composers and our Principal Players into the repertoire we champion are being complemented by podcasts, photography and articles.

And from the week after Easter we are beginning a new programme of online events as part of our Lockdown Live series. London Sinfonietta Principal Players will be performing from their homes, joined online by the composers of the music being played. Other live online events are also planned to launch later in April and early May. We hope you will join us for those webcasts. More information will be published through our website, social media channels, and through email, do make sure to sign up to our mailing list, follow us and subscribe to keep updated and catch all of our latest content. 

We would like to thank all our audiences, donors, funders, sponsors and partners for their support and ask for your understanding as we all navigate the next few months. We hope, along with everyone, that some normal life will return as soon as possible. We want to share again in the energising and inspiring act of making new music together with live audiences, public participants, school groups, communities and with talented composers and musicians.

Until then, everyone at London Sinfonietta wants to extend our best wishes for good health to you, your families and loved ones.

Andrew Burke
Chief Executive & Artistic Director

Published: 9 Apr 2020