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London Sinfonietta

Resident at Southbank Centre, the London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s elite contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and ambitious programming.

The London Sinfonietta is committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture, engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. The ensemble regularly undertakes projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers and collaborations with electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians.

The creation of new music has been at the core of the London Sinfonietta’s work since its foundation in 1968 by Nicholas Snowman and David Atherton. It has commissioned or premiered over 250 works, ranging from Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle and Steve Reich to the emerging composers involved in its Blue Touch Paper project.

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4 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 Apr 2017
A screening of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, accompanied by the London Sinfonietta

27 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 27 Apr 2017
Hear George Haas' "in vain", an extraordinary work where darkness and light collide

6 Jun 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Jun 2017
The London Sinfonietta perform a programme of music by Nordic composers

11 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 11 Oct 2017
The London Sinfonietta performs Hans Werner Henze’s landmark 1973 work Voices

6 Dec 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Dec 2017
Oliver Knussen conducts the London Sinfonietta in an all-Stockhausen concert

24 Jan 2018

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 24 Jan 2018
Celebrate 50 years of the London Sinfonietta with George Benjamin and Vladimir Jurowski.

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