"The most ambitious and extensive of the many [Britten] festivals taking place around the country" - The Metro
A Boy Was Born - A yearlong festival of music in Sheffield celebrating 100 years of the composer Benjamin Britten
The composer Benjamin Britten worked prolifically in almost every genre. His mastery of the orchestra, his brilliant and versatile approach to musical drama, his ingenuity and sensitivity in the marriage of music and text in song, and his commitment to making music accessible to all by composing for amateurs and children has ensured Britten’s music still continues to enthral and capture the imagination of audiences around the world.
The festival will promote better understanding of his life, work as composer and musical innovator; in addition to examining the broader context of arts and culture in the 20th century. Encompassing talks, concerts, films, musical theatre productions and expansive education work, internationally acclaimed visiting artists perform alongside community musical organisations in the city in this Sheffield celebration of music, culture and Benjamin Britten.
'A Boy Was Born' is a project run by the Concert Series at the University of Sheffield.
Classical - World - Jazz
Lunchtime - Rush-Hour - Evening
Affordable - Eclectic - Enlightening
The concert series at the University of Sheffield aspires to produce a varied programme of engaging and high quality musical events in an informal environment. Our concerts are aimed towards diverse audiences at a low cost.
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