London Sinfonietta prepares for 50th anniversary season

On 24 January 1968, the London Sinfonietta played it’s very first concert on the stage of our Queen Elizabeth Hall. That performance was just the start of a journey which continues to this day.

Unfinished Business: London Sinfonietta 50th Anniversary Season trailer

The London Sinfonietta has unfinished business: to continue to commission, perform, and inspire people with the music of today, whilst championing 20th century masterworks.

The Sinfonietta play an integral part of our 2017/18 Classical Season with a number of eagerly anticipated performances, including Stockhausen: Trans, conducted by Oliver Knussen on 6 December, and the orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Concert in the Royal Festival Hall on 24 January.

You can listen to a snapshot of the London Sinfonietta's 50 years of making new music, and get ready for their Anniversary Season, with their specially curated playlist, which features music performed throughout the season alongside contemporary classical masterworks, and some of the ensemble's top recordings.