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.
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.
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 5:30pm
Part of The Pumphouse
A concert given by the talented students who assist with the day to day running of the festival.
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
This family puppet performance is a whimsical perambulation through the seasons.
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