Today Britten Sinfonia is of the world’s leading ensembles and its philosophy of adventure and reinvention has inspired a new movement of chamber groups. It is an Associate Ensemble at London’s Barbican, Resident Orchestra at Saffron Hall in Essex with residencies in Norwich and Cambridge. It performs a series at London’s Wigmore Hall and appears at major UK festivals including Aldeburgh, Brighton, and Norfolk and Norwich Festivals and the BBC Proms. The orchestra has performed a live broadcast to more than a million people worldwide from the Sistine Chapel, is a BBC Radio 3 Broadcast Partner and has award-winning recordings on the Hyperion and Harmonia Mundi labels.
Outside the concert hall, Britten Sinfonia works on projects with children, teenagers, young carers, people suffering from dementia and life-time prisoners. The orchestra’s OPUS competition offers unpublished composers the chance to receive a professional commission.