Friday 8 – Sunday 24 June 2018
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.
Tue 12 Jun 11am
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
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 9:30am
The first festival walk showcases the villages of Barham and Coddenham, as well as the splendid Shrubland estate.
Wed 13 Jun 11am
Our Ely tour package includes a boat trip on the River Cam and guided tour of the spectacular Ely Cathedral.
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 - Wed 20 June 2018 & Thu 15 - Wed 21 November 2018
Original prints of scenes from the Suffolk coast, farms, forests and beaches.
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
Part of The Pumphouse
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 11am
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 5pm