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The Portsmouth Sinfonia

Performing at The Royal Albert Hall - May 1974

It's 2024! And this year the Portsmouth Sinfonia celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of our first album - and our historic concert at the Royal Albert Hall!

Negotiations are continuing to bring the Sinfonia audio catalogue back to the public. We will only do it if it can be done right. A half-hearted reissue would not do us justice...

And there are other exciting ideas being explored.

Recent Exciting News!

The Sinfonia continues to be a vibrant presence in the culture - grabbed by everyone. (Sometimes even grabbed with our permission!)

• The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon discovered our unique music and ran a segment on it!

• Infiniti-Nissan used our unique music in a TV commercial for one of its new cars!

• The movie "Everything Everywhere All At Once" used our unique music in a key scene! (And won 7 Oscars!)

• A new film "Escape" with Martin Scorsese attached as producer requested to license our music for its opening sequence!

• And we're very proud to be the subject of a wonderful book.

The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia

Read this rave review in the Washington Post!


It is an in-depth, 232-page definitive history and guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia!

Though there have been vast amounts written about us before - in newspapers, magazines and books - this is the first time that we have been the subject of an entire book. So we're very excited.

It is a book that examines the Sinfonia through every imaginable prism. The music, the fun, the wild stories - and the underlying socio-cultural currents that led to the creation, nurturing and success of the orchestra.

The book is edited by two highly-respected American academics in the sphere of experimental music - Professor Christopher M. Reeves and Aaron Walker.

It contains extensive recollections of key members, a large treasure trove of previously unseen photographs and rare memorabilia.

The book is published by Soberscove Press. It is available in select bookshops and through online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.




If you are a fan of the Portsmouth Sinfonia and want to be on the mailing list for information about the planned reissue of the Sinfonia recordings -

If you have a fun recollection of hearing the Portsmouth Sinfonia recordings - or seeing them on TV or in concert -

We are currently trying to regain contact with former members of the Sinfonia. If you played with the orchestra at any time - we want to hear from you!

Members of the media may contact the manager of The Portsmouth Sinfonia via e-mail.

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