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Fri 23 Mar 12pm
Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts
Programme to include Dvořák & Schubert
Sat 24 Mar 7:30pm
Hadleigh Choral Society, Colchester Symphony Orchestra and John Lill perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2.
Mon 26 Mar - Fri 30 Mar
Part of Spring 2018
Renowned British Handelians Sarah Connolly and Christian Curnyn work on a concert performance of Handel’s oratorio.
Fri 30 Mar 12pm
Part of Easter Weekend
Music by masterly string quartet writers Haydn and Dvořák
Fri 30 Mar 7:30pm
Paul McCreesh's Gabrieli Consort perform Bach’s monumental sacred music masterpiece
Sat 31 Mar 3pm
Seven Last Words: James MacMillan's Easter choral classic
Sat 31 Mar 7pm
Handel's ravishing opera, performed by students of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.
Fri 6 Apr 6pm
Seven Ways the Blues Can Improve Your Life
Fri 6 Apr 7:30pm
Immediately following their annual Easter Residential Rehearsal Course, Suffolk’s talented young musicians perform a s...
Sat 7 Apr 7:30pm
Verdi's dramatic Requiem accompanied by the Kingfisher Sinfonia and four soloists.
Thu 12 Apr - Fri 13 Apr
English Touring Opera presents an energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas.
Fri 13 Apr 4pm
Sat 14 Apr 3pm
Nine performers tell the story of Ernest Shackleton’s ship, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds
Sat 14 Apr 7:30pm
Two one-act operas that could hardly be more different: one is a moody romance, and the other a sparkling comedy
Wed 18 Apr 7:30pm
A live theatrical journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performance.
Fri 27 Apr 7pm
Performances by Ipswich School Chapel Choir, Choral Society, Orchestras, Big Band, Ipswich Preparatory School musicians ...
Sat 28 Apr 7:30pm
A special concert to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the founding of Prometheus Orchestra
Sat 5 May 7pm
Mozart and Vaughan Williams, conducted by Richard Cooke.
Sun 6 May 11am
Wed 9 May 6pm
Wed 23 May 6pm
Creating an "audiohenge", a space defined by field recordings in the way that standing stones define prehistoric sites a...
Fri 8 Jun 7pm
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
A striking programme from John Wilson and the BBC SSO encapsulates Britten’s wartime experience of America.
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.
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 7pm
The BBC SSO and John Wilson present a dramatic programme of Britten, Copland, and Bernstein.
Sat 9 Jun 10pm
Sun 10 Jun 10:30am
The opening weekend’s service draws local worshippers and festival visitors to Aldeburgh Church.
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 7:30pm
The Belcea Quartet presents three wildly contrasting quartets by Dvořák, Janáček and Mozart.
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 7:30pm
Oliver Knussen pairs major Copland orchestral works with music by Feldman, and a new concerto by Philip Cashian.
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 8pm
The wonderful music of Britten and Copland opens and closes this sequence of choral works.
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 7:30pm
A staged voyage through revolutionary voices that shaped and redefined music from Bach to the present day.
Fri 22 Jun 10pm
Janáček’s Intimate Letters is followed by a new work by a classical violinist and electronic musician.
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 7pm
BBC NOW present the Emily Howard’s Magnetite, Britten’s Violin Concerto, and Dvořák’s most celebrated symphony.
Sat 23 Jun 9:30pm
Patricia Kopatchinskaja is joined by her parents to play the irresistible music of their homeland.
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.
Fri 5 Oct 7:30pm
The UK's best selling male classical crossover artist of all time returns to the stage with his new show.
Fri 7 Dec - Sun 16 Dec
Part of Christmas