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Sunday 13 January 2019, 10.30am

OPUS 2018: Britten Sinfonia & Sir James MacMillan

OPUS 2018: Britten Sinfonia & Sir James MacMillan

OPUS 2018 Finalists Workshop Day: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS competition is an open call for scores in the search for the most exciting new, unpublished compositional talent. This year composers have been challenged to write for a piano quintet with folk singer.

Join Sir James MacMillan, Britten Sinfonia principal players, folk singer Hannah Rarity and five shortlisted composers from across the UK for a day exploring the creative process behind writing for a chamber ensemble. Each composer will have 40 minutes to refine their piece under the guidance of the musicians and mentor Sir James MacMillan. Audiences are invited to observe these sessions, take part in an audience Q&A with Sir James MacMillan and vote for the Audience Prize, which will be announced, together with the overall OPUS2018 winner, at the end of the day.

Tickets for this event are free of charge.