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Friday 30 September 2022, 8pm

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Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed

Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed

Presented by Saffron Hall

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10 years after performing the UK premiere, Britten Sinfonia are reunited with Max Richter's radical take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in this anniversary performance.

This iconic piece has featured on the soundtrack for everything from The Crown to Bridgerton to Chef's Table, and has topped the charts in 22 countries. Artfully, but faithfully, Richter rearranges the notes on the page, revealing anew the radiant melodies and lush timbres of the music, and transforming a piece dulled by over-familiarity into something luminously relevant to the present day.

From one cult classic for strings to another – Richter’s work is preceded by an early John Adams piece (and one of his most performed). The composer was later to find fame in his politically charged operas such as Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic as well as his brilliant orchestral showpiece Short Ride in a Fast Machine. His music loosens the strict minimalism of Steve Reich and Philip Glass’s ‘loops’ with melodic elegance and rhythmic energy. To open this concert of energy and reinvention, a version of John Tavener’s exquisite choral miniature, a pulsing, ecstatic hymn that burst into the public consciousness when used to devastating effect during the funeral of Princess Diana, a quarter of a century ago this month.


Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Booking information


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

10 for 10

This event is not part of our 10 for 10 scheme.

Programme and performers


  • John Tavener Song for Athene (transcribed for strings)
  • John Adams Shaker Loops
  • Max Richter The Four Seasons Recomposed


  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Thomas Gould director/violin

Information for your visit

Friday 30 September 2022, 8pm


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.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


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.

Booster seats not available

Buggy parking not available

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