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Fri 22 Feb 12pm
Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Programme to include Bartók and Schumann
Fri 22 Feb 4pm
Aldeburgh Young Musicians share their exploration of Indian music in this open session.
Sun 24 Feb 4pm
Fri 1 Mar 12pm
Programme to include Boccherini and Mendelssohn
Fri 1 Mar 6pm
Mon 4 Mar - Sat 9 Mar
A six-day takeover of Snape Maltings Concert Hall by Suffolk Schools
Fri 8 Mar 12pm
Programme to include Boccherini and Beethoven
Fri 15 Mar 12pm
Programme to include Mozart and Ravel
Sat 16 Mar 7:30pm
Coronation Anthems and The Water Music
Fri 22 Mar 12pm
Programme to include Haydn and Schubert
Fri 22 Mar 6pm
A 17th-century journey through an East Anglian landscape in a new song setting
Sat 23 Mar 5pm
New songs for the nations’ choirs
Fri 29 Mar 12pm
Programme to include Villa-Lobos and Respighi
Fri 5 Apr 12pm
Programme to include Britten and Beethoven
Sat 6 Apr 7:30pm
Thu 11 Apr 7:30pm
The woman behind Elizabeth I
Fri 12 Apr 12pm
Programme to include Haydn and Mozart
Fri 12 Apr 4pm
Fri 12 Apr 7:30pm
The witches have a prophecy: Macbeth will be king. But royalty comes at a price. The cost of power is betrayal, murder a...
Sat 13 Apr - Sun 14 Apr
A performance following a residency with coaching from Stéphane Dégout on French mélodie
Sat 13 Apr 3pm
A collection of ocean stories for families and children in primary schools
Sat 13 Apr 7:30pm
Royalty, high ideals and deep emotions
Mon 15 Apr - Fri 19 Apr
An insight into the hard work behind the scenes on a Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme course.
Wed 17 Apr 7:30pm
Fri 19 Apr 12pm
Part of Easter Weekend
Fri 19 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 20 Apr 3pm
Sat 20 Apr 7:30pm
Paired with solo violin music by Bach performed by Thomas Gould
Sun 5 May 4pm
Sun 5 May 6pm
University of Essex Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 11 May 7:30pm
Verdi's lyrical, electrifying masterpiece
Wed 15 May 6pm
Fri 17 May 6pm
Sun 10 Feb & Sat 25 May 2019
Part progressive brass band, part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant-rock band.
Fri 31 May 4pm
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 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 ...
Sat 8 Jun 11am
String quartets by Haydn, Edmund Finnis and Britten
Sat 8 Jun 3pm
Lavinia Greenlaw and Dr Kate Kennedy introduce a performance by Mark Padmore and Andrew West
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 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.
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.
Wed 19 Jun 7:30pm
Bach's Suites for solo cello in Blythburgh Church
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.
Sun 23 Jun 3pm
Works by Tippett, Beethoven, Larcher and Bartók.
Fri 5 Jul 7pm
An operatic tale of misguided loyalty, passion and fate
Sat 20 Jul 4pm
Sat 20 Jul 6pm
Sun 21 Jul 4pm
A transatlantic orchestra plays Tchaikovsky, Britten and Stravinsky
Fri 6 Dec - Sun 15 Dec