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London Sinfonietta 50th Anniversary Concert

Part of Classical Season

50 years to the day since the orchestra played its first concert, the London Sinfonietta celebrates its birthday with the music that has shaped its identity – past, present and future.

Co-founder David Atherton joins George Benjamin and Vladimir Jurowski in conducting a journey that begins with the music of Stravinsky, Ligeti and Birtwistle, courses through to the London premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s piano concerto Left, alone and peers into the future with a new commission by RPS award-winning composer Samantha Fernando.

Join the ensemble, along with alumni from the London Sinfonietta Academy, and see what the next 50 years have in store.


London Sinfonietta
David Atherton conductor
George Benjamin conductor
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Tamara Stefanovich piano


Birtwistle: The Message for E flat clarinet, trumpet in C & military drum
Stravinsky: Octet
Ligeti: Chamber Concerto
Samantha Fernando: New work(World premiere)
Hans Abrahamsen: Left, alone for piano (left hand) & orchestra(London premiere)

Dates & times

24 Jan 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins


Royal Festival Hall


£15 - £35
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
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