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First Saturday of most months
Come and enjoy one of Suffolk’s finest food markets, a wonderful array of fresh produce and delicious artisan products...
30 May - 22 September
Thursday 6 - Wednesday 12 June
Fine Art & Hand Crafted Jewellery
Friday 7 June, 12 noon - 2.30pm
Part of Friends Events
Every lunchtime from 1pm during Aldeburgh Festival, 7–23 June
Relax on a deckchair and watch the world go by with free music every lunchtime on Aldeburgh beach.
Fri 7 - Sun 23 June
17 artists and 17 writers respond to the work of W.G. Sebald
Fri 7 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
Fri 7 Jun - Sun 9 Jun
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Thomas Larcher’s highly-acclaimed first opera is based on a best-selling post-war Japanese novella, a universal story ...
Fri 7 Jun 10pm
Readings and performance which explore the essence of poetry’s relationship with music
Sat 8 Jun 11am
String quartets by Haydn, Edmund Finnis and Britten
Sat 8 Jun - Sun 23 Jun
Exploring Snape Maltings’ stunning landscape and wildlife, Listening Walks provide a meeting point for all the site’...
Sat 8 Jun 3pm
Lavinia Greenlaw and Dr Kate Kennedy introduce a performance by Mark Padmore and Andrew West
Sat 8 - Sun 23 June
Humour and pathos jostle for attention in this autobiographical series of paintings and drawings which has been four yea...
Sat 8 Jun 7pm
Paul Lewis plays the Diabelli Variations alongside music by Haydn and Thomas Larcher.
Sat 8 Jun - Sat 15 Jun
A short video and sound installation blending opera, street art and animation.
Sun 9 Jun 10:30am
The opening weekend’s service draws local worshippers and festival visitors to Aldeburgh Church.
Sun 9 Jun 2:30pm
Mark Padmore, Thomas Larcher and Paul Lewis play music by Bach, Larcher and Schubert
Sun 9 Jun 8pm
Choral music by Byrd, Tallis, De Monte and James MacMillan
Mon 10 Jun - Sat 15 Jun
Young musicians explore operatic repertoire with Antonio Pappano, Pamela Bullock and Julia Faulkner
Mon 10 Jun 3pm
With live piano improvisation by Neil Brand
Mon 10 Jun 7:30pm
Music by Debussy, Knussen, George Benjamin, Charlotte Bray (Aldeburgh Festival commission, world premiere) and Ravel
Tue 11 Jun 11am
Director Hiroshi Teshigahara builds an atmospheric film, with a brilliantly chilling score by Toru Takemitsu.
Tue 11 Jun 3pm
Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden', Haydn, Thomas Larcher, and a new work by Freya Waley-Cohen
Tue 11 Jun 7:30pm
A debut concert by a new chamber orchestra that bears Oliver Knussen’s name.
Wed 12 Jun 10am
Depart 10.30am from Snape Maltings, returning 4.30pm
Wed 12 Jun 5:30pm
Opera for soprano, actor and ensemble
Wed 12 Jun 8pm
Music by Liszt, Chopin, Bach, Busoni, Knussen and Stephen Hough
Thu 13 Jun 3pm
Prize-winning poet and novelist explores how memories, ideas and images form, with a screening of her film The Sea is an...
Thu 13 Jun 7:30pm
An evening of words and music with Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Julius Drake.
Fri 14 Jun 11am
Music for violin and piano by Britten, Knussen and Beethoven
Fri 14 Jun 2:30pm
Made to celebrate Knussen’s 50th birthday in 2002, this affectionate film also stands as a portrait of his musical lan...
Fri 14 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
A concert given by students who assist with the day to day running of the festival.
Fri 14 Jun 4:30pm
Important chamber pieces by Birtwistle, Knussen and Matthews.
Fri 14 Jun 7:30pm
Choral motets by JS Bach and his ancestors
Fri 14 Jun 10pm
An eclectic mix of alternative performance and performance art.
Fri 14 Jun 10:30pm
Mark Padmore and Andrew West perform after illumination from Don Paterson and Dr Kate Kennedy
Sat 15 Jun 11am
Music by Thomas Larcher, Britten and Beethoven
Sat 15 Jun 3:30pm
Music for theorbo from the early 17th century and the early 21st century
Sat 15 Jun 7:30pm
Karina Canellakis conducts Wagner, Britten (sung by Sarah Tynan), Thomas Larcher and Stravinsky
Sat 15 Jun 10:15pm
Four-piece composer collective explores the limits of what a performance can be.
Sun 16 Jun 11am
End to a week of intense coaching with Antonio Pappano, Pamela Bullock and Julia Faulkner.
Sunday 16 June, 1pm-3pm
Sun 16 Jun 4pm
Adrian Brendel, Joanna MacGregor and Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Sun 16 Jun 7:30pm
Britten and Handel
Mon 17 Jun 12pm
Peformed by Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw
Mon 17 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
In this BPYAP course Mark will work in detail on Britten’s output for voice and piano.
Mon 17 Jun 4pm
Modern madrigals cradle two masterpieces for the solo guitar.
Mon 17 Jun 7:30pm
The recreation of the only all-Schubert concert staged during his lifetime.
Tue 18 Jun 11am
String Quartets by Szymanowski, Thomas Larcher and Schubert
Tue 18 Jun 3pm
Roderick Williams and Andrew West perform Britten with context provided by Patience Agbabi and Dr Kate Kennedy
Tue 18 Jun 7:30pm
Music for the Coronation and Funeral of Queen Mary including anthems and funeral sentences by Purcell, Blow and Morley.
Depart 10am from Snape Maltings, returning 3pm
Wed 19 Jun 10am
From Butley Mills to Staverton Thicks.
Wed 19 Jun 7:30pm
Bach's Suites for solo cello in Blythburgh Church
Thursday 20 - Wednesday 26 June
Cyndi Speer and Carol Pask
Thu 20 Jun 11am
In Mischa Scorer’s 1991 documentary, Tippett reflects on a late flowering in a long musical life
Thu 20 Jun 3pm
String Quartets by Takemitsu, Mozart, Thomas Larcher and Beethoven
Thu 20 Jun 7:30pm
Stravinsky's tale of a young man who refuses the offer of a life of respectability, vowing to live by his wits instead.
Fri 21 Jun 11am
Songs by Purcell
Fri 21 Jun 3pm
16th-century English music & 20th-century music by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern
Fri 21 Jun 7:30pm
Shoenberg's Verklärte Nacht and Grisey's final work.
Sat 22 Jun 11am
Singers and pianists from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme
Sat 22 Jun 2:30pm
Britten's setting of words by Thomas Hardy.
Sat 22 Jun 5pm
Knussen, Britten and an Aldeburgh Festival commission.
Sat 22 Jun 8pm
Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Gershwin's Girl Crazy.
Sun 23 Jun 11am
Britten and Walton settings of Sitwell's poetry.
Sunday 23 June, 1pm-3pm
Sun 23 Jun 3pm
Works by Tippett, Beethoven, Larcher and Bartók.
Wed 24 Apr - Wed 18 Dec
A practical music-making workshop for people of all ages and abilities, aimed at the local community.
Thursday 27 June - Wednesday 3 July
Jim Nind presents a new body of mixed media paintings which playfully interweave painting, photography and digital desig...
New work in ceramics, glass, oils and watercolour.
Sun 14 Apr - Sun 13 Oct
Expect to find vintage clothes, antique furniture, Twentieth Century designs and lip-smacking local food & drink.