Classical music

London Sinfonietta: Landmarks

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Explore some of the London Sinfonietta’s most iconic commissions as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations; works that helped to establish an entirely new orchestral repertoire of ‘one-to-a-part’ virtuosity.

From the architectural principles that guide Xenakis’ Thallein, to the richness of Birtwistle’s Silbury Air, inspired by the mystery of the prehistoric Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, these landmark pieces give a sense of the musical journey the London Sinfonietta has taken.

Part of Unfinished Business: the London Sinfonietta's 50th Anniversary Season


London Sinfonietta
Martyn Brabbins conductor


Xenakis: Thalleïn for chamber orchestra
Wolfgang Rihm: Chiffre II (Silence to be beaten)
Colin Matthews: Contraflow
Harrison Birtwistle: Silbury Air

Dates & times

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Partner venues
St John's Smith Square,

Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)