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Fri 1 Jun 4pm
Aldeburgh Young Musicians collaborate with conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire, composer Charlotte Bray, cellist Elena Ch...
Every lunchtime from 1pm during Aldeburgh Festival, 8–24 June
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Relax on a deckchair and watch the world go by with free music every lunchtime on Aldeburgh beach.
Fri 8 Jun 5pm
Part of The Pumphouse
Fri 8 Jun 7pm
A striking programme from John Wilson and the BBC SSO encapsulates Britten’s wartime experience of America.
Fri 8 Jun 9pm
Fri 8 Jun - Mon 11 Jun
Emily Howard’s new opera is a claustrophobic study of isolation, and a stark reminder of our cruelty to outsiders.
Fri 8 Jun 11pm
Sat 9 Jun 11am
The first concert from Adam Walker’s line-up of leading wind players, with works by Janáček, Britten and Simon Holt.
Sat 9 Jun 3pm
Viol consort, Phantasm and guitarist, Sean Shibe present two spectacular concerts of Bach’s contrapuntal masterpieces.
Sat 9 Jun 5pm
Sat 9 Jun 7pm
The BBC SSO and John Wilson present a dramatic programme of Britten, Copland, and Bernstein.
Sat 9 Jun 9pm
Sat 9 Jun 10pm
Sat 9 Jun 11pm
Sun 10 Jun 10:30am
The opening weekend’s service draws local worshippers and festival visitors to Aldeburgh Church.
Sun 10 Jun 7pm
Sun 10 Jun 7:30pm
A celebration of Bernstein on Broadway, performed by a cast of all star singers and the John Wilson Orchestra.
Mon 11 Jun 11:30am
Simon Heffer and Peter Hennessy discuss the social, political and cultural flavours of Britain in the late forties.
Mon 11 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
Three world-class vocal tutors examine what it takes to make it as a singer in the 21st Century.
Mon 11 Jun 2:30pm
Peter Ustinov considered Kind Hearts and Coronets the ‘most perfect achievement’ of Ealing Studios.
Mon 11 Jun 9:30pm
Bach’s Goldberg Variations follow the world premiere of Simon Holt’s new quartet, showcasing the oboe d’amore.
Tue 12 Jun 11am
A documentary on the original Bernstein performance of Peter Grimes, interwoven with scenes from the 1996 production.
Tue 12 Jun 4pm
John Cage’s reimagination of the possibilities of the solo keyboard continues to fascinate, challenge and delight.
Tue 12 Jun 7:30pm
Handel’s crisp rhythms, startling gear-changes and theatrical flourishes are given full voice by Le Concert Spirituel.
Wed 13 Jun 7:30pm
Eight choirs surround Ely Cathedral's Octagon, submerging the audience under the polyphonic waves of Benevolo's Mass.
Thu 14 Jun 11am
Copland’s fine score underpins this new kind of film; gritty and tense; a masterpiece in an emerging genre.
Thu 14 Jun 3pm
A continuation of Claire Chase's project, which celebrates the centenary of Varèse’s iconic Density 21.5.
Thu 14 Jun 7:30pm
Le Concert Spirituel end its residency with Charpentier’s Te Deum; a work of true opulence and contemplation.
Fri 15 Jun 11am
Students from Christoph Prégardien’s 2017 course on the lieder of Schumann and Schubert return to Aldeburgh.
Fri 15 Jun 3pm
The voices of Ives, Copland, Messiaen and Bach are united in celebration of the father of American experimentalism.
Fri 15 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
A concert given by the talented students who assist with the day to day running of the festival.
Fri 15 Jun 7pm
Fri 15 Jun 7:30pm
The Belcea Quartet presents three wildly contrasting quartets by Dvořák, Janáček and Mozart.
Fri 15 Jun 9pm
Fri 15 Jun 11pm
Sat 16 Jun 4:30am
Beginning just before dawn, the audience encircle the performers, as the music works its wondrous transformation.
Sat 16 Jun 12pm
A programme for the beautifully matched combination of violin and keyboard featuring Mozart, Beethoven, Cage and Crumb.
Sat 16 Jun 4pm
At the end of an intensive week of masterclasses, the participants on this course present their final recital.
Sat 16 Jun 7pm
Sat 16 Jun 7:30pm
Oliver Knussen pairs major Copland orchestral works with music by Feldman, and a new concerto by Philip Cashian.
Sat 16 Jun 9pm
Sat 16 Jun 11pm
Sun 17 Jun 3pm
Few pianists are better equipped to meet the huge challenges of these monumental piano sonatas by Beethoven and Ives.
Sun 17 Jun 5pm
Sun 17 Jun 7pm
Sun 17 Jun 8pm
The wonderful music of Britten and Copland opens and closes this sequence of choral works.
Sun 17 Jun 9pm
Sun 17 Jun 11pm
Mon 18 Jun 3pm
Barenboim performs works by Bach, Bartók, Michael Hersch and a world premiere from his close friend Johannes Borowski.
Mon 18 Jun 7:30pm
The programme includes Birtwistle, Feldman, and a rarely-heard collection of tributes to mark Debussy’s death.
Tue 19 Jun 11am
A look at the current state of American culture and how it compares to the wartime period when Britten lived there.
Tue 19 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout, join this festival’s course directors and students.
Tue 19 Jun 3pm
Lucy Schaufer and Marcus Farnsworth present songs of love, including music by Britten, Bernstein and Randy Newman.
Tue 19 Jun 7:30pm
A stunning programme of Mendelssohn and Schumann, performed on period-instrument strings and piano.
Wed 20 Jun 7:30pm
Kopatchinskaja’s first programme with the MCO includes Stravinsky‘s wartime fairytale and Ligeti’s violin concerto
Thu 21 Jun 11am
The 1964 BBC Arts documentary follows Aaron Copland’s visit to London as guest conductor of the LSO.
Thu 21 Jun 4pm
Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb is combined with works by Walton, Finzi and Bernstein to offer a vibrant choral showcase.
Thu 21 Jun 7:30pm
Hersch's new chamber cantata offers an uncompromisingly emotional response to correspondence from a now-departed friend.
Fri 22 Jun 11am
A celebration of Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews’ Contemporary Composition and Performance course at Snape Maltings.
Fri 22 Jun 3pm
Music by Beethoven and Haydn is placed alongside two new works, including a festival commission by Simon Holt.
Fri 22 Jun 7pm
Fri 22 Jun 7:30pm
A staged voyage through revolutionary voices that shaped and redefined music from Bach to the present day.
Fri 22 Jun 9pm
Fri 22 Jun 10pm
Janáček’s Intimate Letters is followed by a new work by a classical violinist and electronic musician.
Fri 22 Jun 11pm
Sat 23 Jun 11am
Mozart’s songs, solo piano pieces by Schubert, and pieces from the lesser heard ‘Swedish Schubert’ Adolf Lindblad.
Sat 23 Jun 3pm
Three quirky experiments for piano duo form the core of this programme, framed by two musical harbingers of new worlds.
Sat 23 Jun 5pm
Sat 23 Jun 7pm
BBC NOW present the Emily Howard’s Magnetite, Britten’s Violin Concerto, and Dvořák’s most celebrated symphony.
Sat 23 Jun 9pm
Sat 23 Jun 9:30pm
Patricia Kopatchinskaja is joined by her parents to play the irresistible music of their homeland.
Sat 23 Jun 11pm
Sun 24 Jun 12pm
The culmination of a week of masterclasses and private coaching on Classical Song.
Sun 24 Jun 3pm
Sir Bryn Terfel extends his powers of vocal characterisation into the world of lieder.
Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul
Fri 6 Jul 6pm
Sat 7 Jul 7pm
Fri 20 Jul 4pm
Part of AYM @ Ten – Britten Inspired
Fri 20 Jul 6pm
Wed 25 Jul 8pm
Fri 27 Jul 8:30pm
Sat 28 Jul 7pm
Wed 1 Aug 7:30pm
Part of Snape Proms
The Uke, the whole Uke and nothing but the Uke
Thu 2 Aug 7:30pm
A musical tour from the mountain to the sea
Fri 3 Aug 7:30pm
A symphony, a ballet and a carnival
Sat 4 Aug 7:30pm
Jazz Age classics from Crosby, Sinatra and Porter
Sun 5 Aug 11am
More animals than a day at the zoo
Sun 5 Aug 7:30pm
Spanish dances, an English idyll and a musical gallery tour
Mon 6 Aug 7:30pm
The finest purveyors of rhythm & blues
Tue 7 Aug 7:30pm
The unmistakable music of Cuba, with a new modern sound
Wed 8 Aug 7:30pm
‘The Queen of the Baroque Violin’
Thu 9 Aug 7:30pm
A jazz giant and a soul pioneer
Fri 10 Aug 7:30pm
High points of Romantic chamber music
Sat 11 Aug 7:30pm
Prokofiev’s famous ballet score
Sun 12 Aug 7:30pm
An Appalachian folk gathering
Mon 13 Aug 6:30pm
Barenboim and his unique orchestra make their Snape Maltings debut
Tue 14 Aug 7:30pm
Can’t Help Singing – Hollywood’s Leading Ladies in Concert
Wed 15 Aug 7:30pm
We say Yeh Yeh!