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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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Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:55
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music.
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:01
Hear composer and musician Mica Levi talk about her approach to music-making
Contemporary Classical
Classical music
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 17:50
Discover the most unusual performance the composer and musician has been part of
Contemporary Classical
Classical music
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:11
Composer and musician Mica Levi shares the musical influences behind her score to Under the Skin
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:05
Award-winning journalist and black feminist Reni writes about class, race, gender and social justice
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:30
Read how the Swedish mansplaining hotline caused a domestic stir
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:53
The American civil rights advocate and leading scholar shares a few words

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

25 Nov 2017

Classical music
7:30 pm, 25 Nov 2017
Rxplore just some of the iconic music to have been written in the past 50 years

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

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