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Sunday 7 April 2024, 4pm

Britten Sinfonia with Nicky Spence and Ben Goldscheider

Britten Sinfonia with Nicky Spence and Ben Goldscheider

Presented by Britten Sinfonia

Winner of BBC Music Magazine’s “Personality of the Year” award in 2022, tenor and broadcaster Nicky Spence is a charismatic star of the opera stage, now at the peak of his career and renowned for his remarkable versatility. He joins Britten Sinfonia and young star horn player Ben Goldscheider in Britten’s sublime Serenade.

Goldscheider plays the solo part in the new horn concerto written for him by composer and pianist Huw Watkins, one of the orchestra’s closest collaborators.

Britten Sinfonia is at full force in Judith Weir’s energetic piece inspired by a Paul Klee painting, and in Mozart’s life-affirming and uplifting symphony.

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Performance information

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Programme and performers

Programme

  • Judith Weir Heroic strokes of the bow 15 mins
  • Benjamin Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings 29 mins
  • Huw Watkins Horn Concerto (world premiere)* 20 mins
  • Mozart Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” 18 mins
  • *commissioned by Britten Sinfonia

Performers

  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Benjamin Goldscheider horn
  • Nicky Spence tenor

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Information for your visit

Sunday 7 April 2024, 4pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

3pm - 4pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

3pm - 3.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

3pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

3.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

4pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

5.40pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

5.40pm – 6.40pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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