Conexions: UK ensemble Britten Sinfonia teams up with Norwegian ten-piece Jaga Jazzist for their Conexions concert series appearance.
There are many orchestras and ensembles who would love to achieve what Britten Sinfonia has done in its 20 years existence. They have the deepest respect within the classical world, as a world leader in contemporary music, and they have an enviable track record in coming up with concert programming which packs halls and energizes audiences. They’re based in the historic British city of Cambridge, but they are regulars on the London stages and have a busy touring schedule taking in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, the USA, and many countries within Europe.
They attract world class soloists and conductors who are keen to work with the outstanding musicians which make up this adventurous orchestra. They’re as comfortable in the vast spaces of the Royal Albert Hall as they are playing in muddy festival fields. Their audiences include everyone from rock to “respectable”!
When Lars Horntveth mentioned to me that he was keen to orchestrate material from One Armed Bandit I had no hesitation in suggesting Britten Sinfonia, it seemed like the obvious musical marriage. I’m delighted that, at last, it’s all beginning to happen, and, as with any musical partnership, who knows where this will go?
“Everyone at Britten Sinfonia is excited to be working with Jaga Jazzist, one of the most distinctive musical groups working today, perhaps even truly unique. As an ensemble of musicians always keen to explore pioneering projects we at Britten Sinfonia are thrilled to be collaborating with Jaga Jazzist for the first time in what promises to be one of the musical highlights of the year.” - David Butcher, Britten Sinfonia
Read more on the Conexions concert series here.