Britten Sinfonia, Thomas Gould
Friday, 09 Nov (7:30 PM)
Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Barbican Centre, Silk St EC2Y 8DS
If you think classical music is dead, go hear the Britten Sinfonia and see a healthy body bursting with vitality. This band seems to have its finger on the pulse without resorting to any trendy gimmicks.
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