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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Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
The composer and Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music gives an in-depth guide to Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
We hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, its political significance and more about the composer
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a selection of music for a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Folk & World
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:59
Yep, change your life. Here's your guide to what promises to be an unforgettable 10 days.
Rock & Pop
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:39
Soulwax and grime superstar Giggs are among the newly added acts
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:55
Experience Nordic children’s storytelling our Swedish-inspired Room for Children
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:18
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance.
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:34
We hear from Canon Rosie Harper ahead of her panel discussion at Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:20
Hear the two artitsts speak about a work influenced by drumming music from Ghana
Artists & Thinkers
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:13
Presented by Hayward Gallery, the new billboard commission, Station II (2015) by Noémie Goudal

27 Apr 2017

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

6 Jun 2017

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

11 Oct 2017

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

24 Jan 2018

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

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