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Bold Intimacy

Britten created a dynamic between boldness and intimacy like few others. From his smaller ensembles to larger string arrangements, we can often hear this tension at play. It’s unmistakably Britten. Andrew Haveron leads with Principal Horn Ben Jacks, and globally renowned tenor Andrew Goodwin who both feature in Britten’s Serenade.

Rudolf Barshai’s arrangement of Shostakovich’s Tenth String Quartet for string orchestra adds depth to its most intimate moments and power to its most brazen.

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Details correct at the time of publication.

Details correct at the time of publication.

  • Britten
    Prelude and Fugue for 18 Solo Strings
    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
    Shostakovich arr. Barshai
    Chamber Symphony (after the String Quartet No.10)
  • Andrew Haveron
    Director and Violin
    Andrew Goodwin
    Ben Jacks