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CANCELLED: Bozzini Quartet Late

Saturday 20 Jun 2020 10pm

John Cage’s tantalisingly melodic 1950 piece is a fascinating ‘halfway house’ between his earlier work and his later practice of using chance procedures to generate and organise musical material.

Ana Sokolovic’s Commedia dell’arte uses characters from the 16th-century Italian artform as inspiration for a piece which is by turns exuberant, sarcastic, touching and hilariously funny.

Cassandra Miller’s Warblework, with its setting of a local folk song called ‘Leaving’ and its dreamy transcriptions of Canadian birdsong, is a moving tribute to the remote island community she left to study composition in Europe.

In the light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, it is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.

In these difficult times, our critical focus remains maintaining our vital work supporting artists and communities, and we rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity. We are living in uncertain times, but we know that music and the arts has the power to make positive change in people’s lives. When we emerge from this lockdown period, this mission will be more important than ever.

If you can, we’d be enormously grateful if you would make a donation to our vital work, which makes a deeply positive impact on thousands of lives every year. Together, we can combat the lasting impact of this virus by bringing the joy of music into people’s lives once again.

All of us at Snape Maltings thank you for your generous support during this uncertain time and wish you and those closest to you strength for the days to come.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape again soon.

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Cage String Quartet in Four Parts 20’
Ana Sokolovic Commedia dell’arte (UK premiere) 15’
Cassandra Miller Warblework 15’