Classical music

The South of England and East Anglia offers some of the best Classical music.


Roman River Festival 2019 – Stoke by Nayland Weekend

05/09/2019 – 08/09/2019 @ St. Mary’s Church

Our Stoke by Nayland residency kicks off with a really exciting festival début – the sensational young Albanian-Greek violinist Jonian Ilias-Kadesha, whose inspiring playing has earned him concerto dates with orchestras throughout Europe including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Orlando Jopling conducts Beethoven, Debussy and Sibelius with the sensational handpicked players of the festival orchestra. Come […]

Roman River Festival 2019 – Rural & coastal locations

11/09/2019 – 15/09/2019 @

Among the dozens of wonderful musicians coming this year, Thomas Gould returns with the sensational pianist Ivana Gavrić. We are thrilled to welcome composer and clarinettist Mark Simpson as curator of our chamber weekend. Mark is one of the most original and creative voices in music in the UK today. He has devised several concerts, […]

Martin Roscoe plays Shostakovich Piano Concerto no 2

21/09/2019 @ Ely Cathedral

Ely Sinfonia celebrates its twentieth anniversary concert with MARTIN ROSCOE plays Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no 2 in Ely Cathedral Saturday September 21st 2019 7.30pm Mozart Symphony No 29 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 Beethoven Symphony No 7   with Martin Roscoe, piano Ely Sinfonia Conductor:         Steve Bingham   Ely Sinfonia celebrates its 20th anniversary with […]

Classics in the Afternoon: Trio Pierné

22/09/2019 @ Landmark Arts Centre

Trio Pierné’s repertoire encompasses Baroque to the present day, but has at its core reminiscences of the elegance of a nineteenth century music salon. For this concert Ana Rodriguez – flute, Clare Deniz – cello and Alan Brown – piano, will perform music by Weber, Debussy, Gaubert and Kapustin.Ticket includes tea & cake in the […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch One

01/10/2019 @ West Road Concert Hall

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord   Programme: CPE Bach Quartet in A minor De Falla Harpsichord Concerto Laurence Osborn New work (world premiere tour) Strauss Suite from Capriccio   Celebrated harpsichordist and regular collaborator with Britten Sinfonia Mahan Esfahani joins principal players in the first concert of Britten Sinfonia’s annual At Lunch series. The centrepiece of the […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch One

04/10/2019 @ St Andrew’s & Blackfiars Halls

Mahan Esfahani harpsichord   Programme: CPE Bach Quartet in A minor De Falla Harpsichord Concerto Laurence Osborn New work (world premiere tour) Strauss Suite from Capriccio   Celebrated harpsichordist and regular collaborator with Britten Sinfonia Mahan Esfahani joins principal players in the first concert of Britten Sinfonia’s annual At Lunch series. The centrepiece of the […]

Violin & Piano Recital

11/10/2019 @ Fulston Manor School

Alexandra Lomeiko is from New Zealand, currently based in London. She is one of the most talented and versatile musicians of her age, winning prizes in various competitions. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on numerous occasions and performed extensively as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician both in the UK and abroad. She […]

Britten Sinfonia: Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

24/10/2019 @ Saffron Hall

Colin Currie conductor   Programme: Steve Reich Runner Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter Reich/Richter (European premiere)   Steve Reich and Gerhard Richter – two giants of contemporary culture – come together in a major new collaboration. Together with Britten Sinfonia they’ve combined original music and digital visuals, algorithmically derived from Richter’s painting “946-3”, to create an artwork […]

Britten Sinfonia: Eight Seasons

25/10/2019 @ Norwich Theatre Royal

Thomas Gould violin/director   A dazzling evening of Baroque music that grooves and Argentinian tangos flushed with 18th-century flair: Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Gould offer an effervescent concert that juxtaposes Vivaldi’s radiant Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) with Astor Piazzolla’s sultry Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).   Programme: Vivaldi The Four Seasons Piazzolla […]

Stabat Mater with The Sixteen

09/11/2019 @ Ely Cathedral

Harry Christophers conductor The Sixteen Britten Sinfonia   Programme: Sir James MacMillan Miserere Tallis Why fum’th in fight Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Sir James MacMillan Stabat Mater   MacMillan’s Stabat Mater for choir and string orchestra is a gripping masterpiece evoking a mother’s anguish. For the composer, ‘beauty is at the heart […]