In 23/24 London Sinfonietta explores new musical worlds through exciting collaborations and pays tributes to the giants of contemporary music whose music helped the Ensemble forge its reputation.
- The season-opening concert is a celebration of the 100th anniversary year of György Ligeti in a concert that features both his Cello Concerto with soloist Tim Gill and the Piano Concerto with soloist Pierre Laurent Aimard, conducted by Vimbayi Kaziboni.
- A genre stretching collaboration follows – the ensemble is the reunited with “marvel” Norwegian saxophone virtuoso Marius Neset to perform his “elemental” third composition, Geyser, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
- Henze’s seminal Voices, commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in the 1970s, is the inspiration for a new set of contemporary protest songs by an eclectic range of composers in a project developed with the Time of Music festival in Finland and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
- In the new year, the ensemble marks its 55th birthday with a celebration of the music it has commissioned and performed throughout its history.
The period also sees the London Sinfonietta return to international touring post-pandemic, with performances at the Beijing Music Festival and in Norway. Despite the reductions in funding from the Arts Council in the November NPO round, the Ensemble is finding a way forward to deliver its compelling story of championing contemporary music which has continued now for over 50 years.
Celebrating the composer in his centenary year
Sat 14 Oct 2023
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
MARIUS NESET: GEYSER
Our third collaboration with the saxophone virtuoso and composer
Fri 17 Nov 2023
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
21ST CENTURY VOICES
Henze’s Voices together with contemporary protest songs
Sat 25 Nov 2023
Queen Elizabeth Hall
LONDON SINFONIETTA BIRTHDAY CONCERT
Cutting edge programming & virtuosic performances: our 56th birthday
Wed 24 Jan 2024
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, London
The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by Arts Council England and the John Ellerman Foundation
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Published: 24 Apr 2023