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CANCELLED: Bozzini Quartet & Juliet Fraser

Tuesday 16 June 3pm (ends approx. 4.30pm)

The Canada-based Bozzinis are renowned for their brilliant playing of both classical repertoire and experimental music. In Schubert their tone is glowing, while Bach’s solo violin movement is by turns consoling and melancholy. Their compatriot Cassandra Miller uses an extract of Bach’s Chaconne as the material for her piece, which is recognisably linked to its source but also detached and mesmeric.

Meanwhile Miller’s new piece Thanksong is based on the third movement of Beethoven’s late Quartet Op.132. Like Beethoven’s remarkable opening, Miller’s piece is quiet, inwardly focused and full of gratitude, with the relationship to Beethoven’s original found in the almost geological layers of ‘automatic’ performance.

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.

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

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Bozzini Quartet
Juliet Fraser soprano

Schubert Quartet in A minor D804 ‘Rosamunde’ 32’
Cassandra Miller Thanksong (world premiere) 15’
About Bach 24’
Bach arr. Oesterle Chaconne from Partita for solo violin BWV1004 12’