Britten Birthday Concert

Live from Wigmore Hall

TV & Radio Information
BBC Radio 3
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 19:30


Alice CooteKatie Derham presents a Concert for Britten on what would be his 99th birthday. The Britten Sinfonia – led by Jacqueline Shave and conducted by Richard Hetherington – will perform works by Purcell, Muhly, Tippett, Handel and Britten himself. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (right) will join the Sinfonia to perform Phaedra by Britten, as well as a selection of arias from Handel’s Alcina.