Not up for a full out symphony? Have you heard of a sinfonietta? It is the equivalent of a novella, short film, or as I like to call it, sinfonia lite. What's more, you can enjoy all the delights it has to offer in just one afternoon.
It has come to that time of year again, when the London Sinfonietta are getting ready to hold their New Music Show. A perfect prelude to Christmas, the orchestra will perform on the 8th December and the Southbank Centre. The New Music Show is what they call a 'festival in a day',
and includes London, UK, and world premiers by composers and performers such as Simon Steen-Andersen, Rebecca Saunders, Edmund Finnis, and Francisco Coll. There will also be new chamber music from Kaner, Samantha Fernando, Trystan Rhys Williams, and Geoff Hannan, as well as special secret performances.
Hidden is for those with an adventurous streak. Sign-up on the day, and you will be taken to secret spaces for exclusive solo world premieres. Tickets are £20, and the show starts at 4pm.