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Commissions

Making new music is at the heart of what we do. Each season, we commission and premiere numerous works from emerging and established composers.  

CUE THE NEW: HOW TO LISTEN TO THE 21st CENTURY

Commissions in our 2016/17 season 

Gwyneth Herbert Songs/Collaborations for Kings Place, performed 9 September 2016
Salvatore Sciarrino Immagina il deserto (for ensemble), premiered 8 & 13 October 2016
Christian Mason In the Midst of Sonorous Islands (CONNECT commission), premiered 22 October 2016
Huang Ruo The Great Wall (CONNECT commission), premiered 22 October 2016
Simon Holt Fool is Hurt (piccolo concerto), premiered 6 December 2016
Morgan Hayes Overture: The Kiss (for ensemble), premiered 6 December 2016
Rolf Wallin Electric Bass concerto (with ensemble), UK premiere 2 & 6 June 2017
Eivind Buene Sea Change (triple concerto with ensemble) UK premiere 2 & 6 June 2017
Philip Venables Illusions (new extended version for video + ensemble), world premiere 2 & 9 July 2017

Sinfonietta Shorts

Sinfonietta Shorts are bite-sized pieces of new music from today's leading composers, commissioned, premiered and released by the London Sinfonietta. This season’s include:

Emily Hall See Through - Sinfonietta Short 28 September 2016
Luke Bedford Besilvering - Sinfonietta Short 23 November 2016
Elliot Galvin Lark - Sinfonietta Short for trumpet 25 January 2017
Benjamin Oliver Changing Up - Sinfonietta Short for percussion 22 March 2017
Emma-Ruth Richards Sinfonietta Short 24 May 2017
Naomi Pinnock Sinfonietta Short 26 July 2017

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