Friday 7 – Sunday 23 June 2019
New music, old music, reeds, marshes, vast skies and the waves of the North Sea… Aldeburgh in June offers much more than you’d expect from a classical music festival.
Sun 5 May 6pm
University of Essex Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue 7 May 2pm
Sat 11 May 7:30pm
Verdi's lyrical, electrifying masterpiece
Wed 15 May 6pm
Fri 17 May 6pm
Fri 31 May 4pm
Friday 7 June, 12 noon - 2.30pm
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Fri 7 - Sun 23 June
17 artists and 17 writers respond to the work of W.G. Sebald
Fri 7 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
Fri 7 Jun - Sun 9 Jun
Thomas Larcher’s highly-acclaimed first opera is based on a best-selling post-war Japanese novella, a universal story ...
Fri 7 Jun 10pm
Readings and performance which explore the essence of poetry’s relationship with music
Sat 8 Jun 11am
String quartets by Haydn, Edmund Finnis and Britten
Sat 8 Jun - Sun 23 Jun
Exploring Snape Maltings’ stunning landscape and wildlife, Listening Walks provide a meeting point for all the site’...
Sat 8 Jun 3pm
Lavinia Greenlaw and Dr Kate Kennedy introduce a performance by Mark Padmore and Andrew West
Sat 8 - Sun 23 June
Humour and pathos jostle for attention in this autobiographical series of paintings and drawings which has been four yea...
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.