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CANCELLED: Clare Hammond

Tuesday 23 June 3pm (ends approx. 4.25pm)

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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Clare Hammond is equally at home in music of today as she is taking on the huge virtuosic challenges of the cornerstones of the piano repertoire.

Her programme encompasses Bach’s florid Toccata, the heady atmosphere of St Petersburg’s Shrovetide Fair (as depicted in Stravinsky’s concert work drawn from his famous ballet) and Rachmaninov’s mighty sonata.

In between come more intimate reflective moments; extracts from Kenneth Hesketh’s cycle covering sunrise to sunset (delicate miniatures with evocative expression markings – ‘as fleet as the tiniest humming bird’… ‘like intertwining chime clocks’) and Turnage’s suite of lyrical mediations for family and friends.

Clare Hammond piano

Bach Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 11’
Kenneth Hesketh Selections from Horae (pro clara) 14’
Stravinsky Three movements from Petrushka 14’
Mark-Anthony Turnage True Life Stories 14’
Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 (revised version) 19’