Britten-Pears April 2017 Orchestra Project

A small group of EUYO players were invited to perform as special guests as part of the Britten-Pears April 2017 Orchestra Project at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh.

Over a fortnight, New York-born conductor Marin Alsop lead the Britten–Pears Orchestra in two programmes: Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and the world premiere of a new concerto featuring EUYO Alumnus and solo percussionist Colin Currie, in performances in Aldeburgh and at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The BPO joined with Marin Alsop in the making of a major new NAXOS film of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, later performing it with Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, in the iconic Snape Maltings Concert Hall, along with pieces by Anna Clyne and John Adams.

We were delighted to be involved in such an inspirational and iconic event, which also marked the 50th anniversary of music at Snape Maltings.

Performances: 7th April at Royal Festival Hall and 8th April at Snape Maltings

Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe Suite No.2

Turnage, Percussion Concerto (In memoriam Steve Martland) (World premiere)

Stravinsky, Rite of Spring

Performances 15th and 16th April at Snape Maltings

Anna Clyne, Masquerade

John Adams, Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance (European premiere)

Britten, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra



Some EUYO players at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre on 7th April