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In 2013 – the 100th anniversary year of Benjamin Britten’s birth – John will perform a substantial portion of the composers orchestral repertoire, and direct large education projects to mark the occasion.  He has also been commissioned by American tenor, David Sadlier, for a pair of songs, to be toured during 2013.

The following events may be seen in full on the ‘events’ pages, but the Britten items that will feature are as follows:

Two Songs for the Britten Centenary (2012-13)
David Sadlier (tenor), Lelia Sadlier (piano)
15th December 2012, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford
17th December 2012, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
7th June 2013, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, 6.00pm
23rd June 2013, The Foundling Museum, London
24th June 2013, St. Peter’s Church, Notting Hill, London.

Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra
16th March 2013, The Great Hall, CLS, London
Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

Oxford Philomusica – Britten Tribute: English String
17th May 2013, Sheldonian Theatre, 8.00pm
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (John Mark Ainsley, Richard Dilley)
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Newbury Spring Festial 2013
18th May 2013, Newbury Corn Exchange, Newbury Spring Festival, 3.00pm
Britten Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Poulenc Babar the Elephant
Britten Matinees Musicales

OCYO and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (to feature on the following dates):
5th July 2013, Town Hall, Oxford
22nd July 2013, Basilica di San Pietro, Perugia, Italy
23rd July 2013, Chiesa San Francesco, Terni, Italy
24th July 2013, Orvieto Duomo, Orvieto, Italy
25th July 2013, Museo San Francesco, Montefalco
28th July 2013, Town Hall, Oxford

Oxford Proms Orchestra
10th August 2013, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Part – Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten

City of Southampton Orchestra
16th November 2013, Thornden Hall, Hampshire, 7.30pm
Britten Pas de Six from Prince of the Pagodas

22nd November [Britten's Birthday], Sheldonian Theatre, 12.30pm
Passacaglia from Peter Grimes (OCYO)
Britten Friday Aternoons, Op.7 (massed choir of schoolchildren form across Oxfordshire)
This event will include an interview between John and Prof. Robert Saxton, about his time studying with Britten.

14th December 2013, Central Music School, Oxford
Britten Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

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