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Fri 31 May 4pm
Every lunchtime from 1pm during Aldeburgh Festival, 7–23 June
Relax on a deckchair and watch the world go by with free music every lunchtime on Aldeburgh beach.
Fri 7 Jun - Sun 9 Jun
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Thomas Larcher’s highly-acclaimed first opera is based on a best-selling post-war Japanese novella, a universal story ...
Fri 7 Jun 8pm
Part of The Pumphouse
Sumptuous songs and Mediterranean ballads with jazz, classical and folk influences
Fri 7 Jun 10pm
“Contemporary jazz that moves between inviting lyricism and explosive edginess” The Guardian
Sat 8 Jun 11am
String quartets by Haydn, Edmund Finnis and Britten
Sat 8 Jun 3pm
Lavinia Greenlaw and Dr Kate Kennedy introduce a performance by Mark Padmore and Andrew West
Sat 8 Jun 4pm
Become one of sonic superhero Shlomo’s sidekicks! (ages 5+)
Sat 8 Jun 6pm
Modern-day folk duo mixing field recordings with vocals, harp and electronics
Sat 8 Jun 7pm
Paul Lewis plays the Diabelli Variations alongside music by Haydn and Thomas Larcher.
Sat 8 Jun 8pm
Razor-sharp polyrhythmic play and exploratory improvisation from a sax/guitar/drums combo
Sat 8 Jun - Sat 15 Jun
A short video and sound installation blending opera, street art and animation.
Sat 8 Jun 10pm
An uplifting one-man survival story from the acclaimed beatboxer - part wild gig, part devastatingly honest theatre
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
Signature lush soundscapes from the BAFTA-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound artist
Choral music by Byrd, Tallis, De Monte and James MacMillan
Sun 9 Jun 10pm
The hippest in bop, blues, and boogaloo from the hottest improvisers in town.
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.
Tue 11 Jun 3pm
Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden', Haydn, Thomas Larcher, and a new work by Freya Waley-Cohen
Tue 11 Jun 7:30pm
Ryan Wigglesworth, Claire Booth and Mark Padmore perform in the debut concert by a new chamber orchestra that bears Oliv...
Wed 12 Jun 5:30pm & 9pm
Opera for soprano, actor and ensemble
Wed 12 Jun 8pm
Music by Liszt, Chopin, Bach, Busoni, Knussen and Stephen Hough
Thu 13 Jun 3pm
Prize-winning poet and novelist explores how memories, ideas and images form, with a screening of her film The Sea is an...
Thu 13 Jun 7:30pm
An evening of words and music with Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Julius Drake.
Fri 14 Jun 11am
Music for violin and piano by Britten, Knussen and Beethoven
Fri 14 Jun 2:30pm
Made to celebrate Knussen’s 50th birthday in 2002, this affectionate film also stands as a portrait of his musical lan...
Fri 14 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
A concert given by students who assist with the day to day running of the festival.
Fri 14 Jun 4:30pm
Important chamber pieces by Birtwistle, Knussen and Matthews.
Fri 14 Jun 6pm
Classic and contemporary short films with newly commissioned scores performed live
Fri 14 Jun 7:30pm
Choral motets by JS Bach and his ancestors
Fri 14 Jun 8pm
Found sounds and exquisitely layered melodies form electronica both ecstatic and melancholic
Fri 14 Jun 10pm
An eclectic mix of alternative performance and performance art.
Fri 14 Jun 10:30pm
Mark Padmore and Andrew West perform after illumination from Don Paterson and Dr Kate Kennedy
Sat 15 Jun 11am
Music by Thomas Larcher, Britten and Beethoven
Sat 15 Jun 3:30pm
Music for theorbo from the early 17th century and the early 21st century
Sat 15 Jun 7:30pm
Karina Canellakis conducts Wagner, Britten (sung by Sarah Tynan), Thomas Larcher and Stravinsky
Sat 15 Jun 8pm
‘The golden boys of Brit-Folk’ (MOJO) - powerful vocals, driving guitars and championship-winning fiddle playing
Sat 15 Jun 10pm
Scalding hot blend of jazz and hip-hop from the MOBO award-winning saxophonist and MC.
Sat 15 Jun 10:15pm
Four-piece composer collective explores the limits of what a performance can be
Sun 16 Jun 10:30am
Musical merrymaking for families with children aged 0 - 5.
Sun 16 Jun 11am
End to a week of intense coaching with Antonio Pappano, Pamela Bullock and Julia Faulkner.
Sun 16 Jun 4pm
Adrian Brendel, Joanna MacGregor and Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Alt-pop collective OUTLYA present an interactive live film scoring inspired by tales of the Great Flood of 1953
Sun 16 Jun 6pm
The multi-platinum Norwegian pop duo are back… sort of
Sun 16 Jun 7:30pm
Britten and Handel
Sun 16 Jun 8pm
Vocalist with influences ranging from Japanese classical music to opera, Gregorian chant to avant-garde pop
Sun 16 Jun 10pm
Folk and roots duo - delicate vocal harmonies, catchy melodies, and foot-stomping rhythms
Mon 17 Jun 12pm
Peformed by Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw
Mon 17 Jun - Fri 21 Jun
In this BPYAP course Mark will work in detail on Britten’s output for voice and piano.
Mon 17 Jun 4pm
Modern madrigals cradle two masterpieces for the solo guitar.
Mon 17 Jun 7:30pm
The recreation of the only all-Schubert concert staged during his lifetime.
Tue 18 Jun 11am
String Quartets by Szymanowski, Thomas Larcher and Schubert
Tue 18 Jun 3pm
Roderick Williams and Andrew West perform Britten with context provided by Patience Agbabi and Dr Kate Kennedy
Tue 18 Jun 7:30pm
Music for the Coronation and Funeral of Queen Mary including anthems and funeral sentences by Purcell, Blow and Morley.
Wed 19 Jun 7:30pm
Bach's Suites for solo cello in Blythburgh Church
Thu 20 Jun 11am
In Mischa Scorer’s 1991 documentary, Tippett reflects on a late flowering in a long musical life
Thu 20 Jun 3pm
String Quartets by Takemitsu, Mozart, Thomas Larcher and Beethoven
Thu 20 Jun 7:30pm
Stravinsky's tale of a young man who refuses the offer of a life of respectability, vowing to live by his wits instead.
Fri 21 Jun 11am
Songs by Purcell
Fri 21 Jun 3pm
16th-century English music & 20th-century music by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern
Fri 21 Jun 6pm
Folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes from singer-songwriter of 'lavish, vivid imagination'
Fri 21 Jun 7:30pm
Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht and Grisey's final work.
Fri 21 Jun 8pm
Genre-defying blend of electric guitar, beatboxing soprano, and traditional Andean flutes
Fri 21 Jun 10pm
Captivating grooves and anthemic choruses from a blistering soul fusion 9-piece
Sat 22 Jun 11am
Singers and pianists from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme
Sat 22 Jun 2:30pm
Britten's setting of words by Thomas Hardy.
Sat 22 Jun 4pm
Hand to Mouth Theatre’s puppets present an original and whimsical interpretation of George and the Dragon Ages 3+
Sat 22 Jun 5pm
Knussen, Britten and an Aldeburgh Festival commission.
Sat 22 Jun 8pm
Free-flowing improvisations from pianist and keyboardist whose career covers everything from classical and jazz to elect...
Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Gershwin's Girl Crazy.
Sat 22 Jun 10pm
Dance to waltzes, foxtrots and tangos in this goodbye concert for the Festival’s Resident Orchestra
Sun 23 Jun 11am
Britten and Walton settings of Sitwell's poetry.
Sun 23 Jun 3pm
Works by Tippett, Beethoven, Larcher and Bartók.
Fri 5 Jul 7pm
An operatic tale of misguided loyalty, passion and fate
Thu 11 Jul 4pm
Britten–Pears Young Artists perform new works
Sat 20 Jul 4pm
Sat 20 Jul 6pm
Sun 21 Jul 4pm
Edward Gardner conducts Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, with James Ehnes playing Britten's violin concerto.
Wed 24 Jul 8pm
AYM ‘graduates’ curate their own evening
Fri 26 Jul 4pm
Sun 28 Jul 2:30pm
The acclaimed choir returns for its fourth summer residency to present an uplifting afternoon performance.
Thu 1 Aug 7:30pm
Part of Snape Proms
Charismatic jazz duo and their all-star band bring you a celebration of the Great American and British Songbooks.
Fri 2 Aug 4pm
With folk musicians Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Greg Russell and Laura-Beth Salter.
Fri 2 Aug 7:30pm
A capella singing from Bach and Tallis to pop music.
Sat 3 Aug 7:30pm
Stomping dances, whirling reels and softly sung ballads from Scotland’s hottest folk fiddlers.
Sun 4 Aug 7:30pm
Clarinet quintets by Mozart and Weber and a string quartet by Beethoven.
Mon 5 Aug 7:30pm
Fun-loving founding father of funk
Tue 6 Aug 7:30pm
Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Bizet
Wed 7 Aug 7:30pm
Beethoven, Shostakovich and Ye Xiaogang conducted by Ludovic Morlot and with pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
Thu 8 Aug 7:30pm
Superstar siblings of classical music play Beethoven, Debussy, Lutoslawski, Fauré and Mendelssohn.
Fri 9 Aug 7:30pm
Dance and music from the golden age of jazz.
Sat 10 Aug 7:30pm
The highest-selling UK country act of all time.
Sun 11 Aug 7:30pm
Outstanding pianist plays Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev and Liszt.
Mon 12 Aug 7:30pm
Irish-born stellar singer-songwriter on vintage form.
Tue 13 Aug 7:30pm
Music from the Renaissance to computer games.
Wed 14 Aug 7:30pm
Guitar giants John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan