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London Sinfonietta

Resident at Southbank Centre, the London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s finest contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on its cutting-edge programming and virtuosic performances. Founded in 1968, the ensemble’s commitment to new music has seen it commission over 400 works, and premiere hundreds more.

Highlights in 2018 and beyond include world premieres from Charlotte Bray, Philip Venables, Colin Matthews and James Dillon, a collaboration with electronic artist Tom Jenkinson (aka Squarepusher), a new partnership with Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales for Pascal Dusapin’s extraordinary Passion, and an all-Steve Reich concert featuring his absorbing Music for 18 Musicians.

No average night at the musical museum
The Guardian

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Enjoy stunning river views in an exclusive Members’ Cafe-Bar before or after your concert. 

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Woden artist manikin
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Discover the freshest sounds from cutting-edge music creators from around the world
Discover the freshest sounds from cutting-edge music creators from around the world
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, illustration
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American minimalism
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American...
CONNECT: The Audience as Artist, illustration

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Audiences of all ages can get involved in the creation of new music in this free afternoon of events
Audiences of all ages can get involved in the creation of new music in this free afternoon of events
Richard Ayres, illustration of flower
7:30 pm
Wed 17 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 17 Apr 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Richard Ayres’ The Garden is an irreverent and darkly comic tale for our age
Richard Ayres’ The Garden is an irreverent and darkly comic tale for our age
Donnerstag aus Licht performance onstage
Various times
21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Various times | 21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985

stories

story
Tackling questions of power, sexuality and violence, Philip Venables’ music always makes an impact
story
Get to know the German composer’s important work, with this guide
story
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition