Britten Sinfonia

Britten Sinfonia is one of the world’s most celebrated and pioneering ensembles. The orchestra is acclaimed for its virtuoso musicianship, an inspired approach to concert programming which makes bold, intelligent connections across 400 years of repertoire, and a versatility that is second to none. Britten Sinfonia breaks the mould by not having a principal conductor or director, instead choosing to collaborate with a range of the finest international guest artists from across the musical spectrum, resulting in performances of rare insight and energy.

On Monday 26 November at The Apex, their concert features three soloists in a programme of beautiful music for voice and orchestra:

Celebrated tenor, Mark Padmore joins the orchestra’s principal horn, Martin Owen for Benjamin Britten’s magical evocation of twilight and nightfall, the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Guitarist Morgan Szymanski performs Alec Roth’s concerto for guitar and string orchestra, described by the Plymouth Herald: “the specially commissioned Guitar Concerto by Alec Roth eventually stole the show, for here was a brand new contemporary work which was not only perfectly formed, but was such a delight to hear.”


Purcell, ed. Britten:     Chacony in G minor
Bartók:                        Allegro molto capriccioso from String Quartet No. 2
Alec Roth:                   Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra
Bartók:                        Romanian Folk Dances
Britten:                         Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings.

The Britten Sinfonia play at The Apex on Monday 26 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £24 & £20, with £5 tickets for those aged under 25. Ring the box office on 01284 758000 or see the website – for details.