Britten Sinfonia: Curlew River

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Britten Sinfonia: Curlew River

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Date(s) - 27/03/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

St Andrew's & Blackfiars Halls.
St. Andrew's Plain,
NR3 1AU.

Event Description

Martin Fitzpatrick Director

Ian Bostridge Madwoman

Ashley Riches Ferryman

Neal Davies Traveller

Britten Sinfonia Voices

Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices Director


Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten’s church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians.


Benjamin Britten and William Plomer’s synthesis of a Noh play and Christian parable set in medieval East Anglia is a unique and extraordinary work – a piece shot through with the strange, exotic sounds of bells, un-tuned drums, organ and chamber ensemble. Curlew River sweeps audiences into a fascinating, unknown world portraying both Buddhist world views and Christian redemption beliefs.



Britten Curlew River (concert performance)


In Conversation, 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing the evening’s programme.



Box Office: 01603 630000


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Contact Telephone Number: 01603 630000

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