Berio’s Sinfonia

Joanna has performed “Sinfonia”, Luciano Berio’s orchestral masterpiece of the 20th century, around forty times with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including (in 2000) Maestro Berio himself. She is the only singer to have performed all four of the female vocal lines: S1, S2, A1 & A2.
She has recorded two commercial CDs of the work, one with The Swingle Singers and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic  conducted by Peter Eotvos – WATCH VIDEO – and one with Synergy Vocals and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Josep Pons.

Berio's Sinfonia at La Fenice with The Swingle Singers. L-R: Kevin Fox, CJ Neale, Clare Wheeler, Edward Randell, Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, Nicola Maracoso, Rachel Lindley, Jo Goldsmith-Eteson, Oliver Griffiths

Berio’s Sinfonia at La Fenice with The Swingle Singers, June 2015. L-R: Kevin Fox, CJ Neale, Clare Wheeler, Edward Randell, Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Nicola Maracoso, Rachel Lindley, Jo Goldsmith-Eteson, Oliver Griffiths

Joanna has performed Sinfonia with the following orchestras and conductors:

Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, conducted by Nicola Marasco
The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Otto Tausk
The European Union Youth Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko
Wroclaw Philharmonic Symphony, conducted by Ed Spajnaard
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov
Orchestre Nationale de Lille, conducted by Matthias Bamert
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Josep Pons
Koninklyk Conservatorium and Codarts Orchestra, conducted by Etienne Sieben
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra Nacional de Espana, conducted by Josep Pons
Orchestre National de France, conducted by Lugo Metzmacher
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orquesta Sinfonica de Estada, conducted by Lothar Koenigs
Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, conducted by Carlo Tenan
Orchestra Accademia di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung
NDR Sinfonie Orchestra, conducted by Marcus Stenz
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, conducted by Luciano Berio
Filharmonikusok Orchestra, conducted by Peter Eotvos
Tonhalle Orchestra, conducted by David Zinman
Estonia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Magi
American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein
Netherlands Radio Orchestra, conducted by Peter Eotvos
Prague Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Tamayo

 

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