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Jun 08, 10, 11
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

To See The Invisible
World première
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Howard, To See The Invisible (World première)
Richard Baker, Conductor
Dan Ayling, Director
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, Set Designer
Nicholas Morris, The Invisible
Anna Dennis, The Other Invisible
Anne Mason, Mother / The Judge
Peter Savidge, Father / Brothel Owner
Caryl Hughes, Sister
Daniel Norman, Guard I
Nathan Vale, Guard II
Sally Ferguson, Lighting Designer
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Fri 8 Jun at 19:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Britten, Bernstein and America I
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Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Britten, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (orch. Colin Matthews)
Copland, Quiet City
Bernstein, Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
John Wilson, Conductor
Robert Murray, Tenor
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Sat 9 Jun at 11:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh

Orsino Ensemble
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Janáček, Mladi (Youth), for wind sextet
Britten, Movement for Wind Sextet
Holt, Bagatelarañas for wind quintet
Martinů, Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, two bassoons and piano, H 174
Adam Walker, Flute
Nicholas Daniel, Oboe
Matthew Hunt, Clarinet
James Burke, Clarinet
Amy Harman, Bassoon
Alec Frank-Gemmill, French horn
James Baillieu, Piano
Orsino Ensemble
Sat 9 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Blythburgh Church, Blythburgh

Bach in Blythburgh I
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Mozart, Arrangements of 5 Fugues by J.S. Bach, K405
Bach, Lute Suite in A minor BWV 997
Bach, Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV1080 (excerpts)
Phantasm
Sean Shibe, Guitar
Sat 9 Jun at 19:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Britten, Bernstein and America II
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Britten, Peter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
Britten, Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op.21
Bernstein, Halil
Copland, Billy the Kid: suite
John Wilson, Conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
Claire Chase, Flute
Sat 9 Jun at 22:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Blythburgh Church, Blythburgh

Bach in Blythburgh II
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Bach, Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV1080 (Excerpts)
Bach, Lute suite no. 1 in E minor, BWV996
Mozart, Arrangements of 5 Fugues by J.S. Bach, K405
Phantasm
Sean Shibe, Guitar
Sun 10 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

John Wilson Orchestra
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Bernstein, West Side Story (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Wonderful Town (Excerpts)
Bernstein, On the Town (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Candide (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Peter Pan (Excerpts)
Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti (Excerpts)
Bernstein, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (Excerpts)
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson, Conductor
Jun 11 mat, 12 mat, 13 mat, 14 mat, 15 mat
Aldeburgh Festival

Peter Pears Recital Room, Aldeburgh

Festival Masterclasses: The 21st Century Singer
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John Fisher, Piano
Julia Faulkner, Soprano
Matthew Rose, Bass
Singers and pianists from the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Mon 11 Jun at 21:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh

Goldberg Variations
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Holt, Llanto para las chumberas (Lament for the prickly pears) (World première)
Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (arr. Sitkovetsky)
Melinda Maxwell, Oboe d'Amore
Clio Gould, Violin
Jane Atkins, Viola
Kate Gould, Cello
Tue 12 Jun at 16:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Cédric Tiberghien
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Cage, Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Tue 12 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Music for the Royal Fireworks
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Charpentier, Marches pour les trompettes (extracts 1 & 2 H.547)
Charpentier, Te Deum: prelude
Handel, Water Music, Suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348
Handel, Water Music, Suite no. 2 in D major, HWV 349
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Handel, Water Music, Suite no. 3 in G major, HWV 350
Handel, Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, Conductor
Wed 13 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Ely Cathedral, Ely

Italian Baroque at Ely Cathedral
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Benevolo, Mass Si Deus pro nobis
Works by Monteverdi
Works by Frescobaldi
Works by Palestrina
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, Conductor
Thu 14 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Du Yun, Gradient Density for tape (European premiere)
Reich, Vermont Counterpoint for flute and pre-recorded flutes
Farrin, The Stimulus of Loss, for glissando flute and pre-recorded ondes martenot (European premiere)
de León, Luciform for flute and electronics (European premiere)
Varèse, Density 21.5
Balter, Suite from PAN, for flute, live electronics and an ensemble of community members (European premiere)
Claire Chase, Flute
Thu 14 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Blythburgh Church, Blythburgh

Le Concert Spirituel
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Charpentier, Overture from Le Malade Imaginaire H495a
Charpentier, In honorem Sancti Ludovici regis Galliae canticum, H365
Charpentier, In Assumptione Beata Mariae Virginis H353
Charpentier, In honorem Sancti Xaverij canticum H355
Charpentier, Epithalame en l'honneur du Duc de Bavière
Charpentier, Marche pour les Trompettes H547
Charpentier, Te Deum, H.146
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, Conductor
Fri 15 Jun at 11:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni I
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Schubert, Six Heine-Lieder from Schwanengesang
Pfitzner, Five Lieder Op. 9
Schumann, Lieder
Brahms, Lieder
Schubert, Lieder
Fleur Barron, Mezzo-soprano
Oddur Jönsson, Baritone
Jonathan Ware, Piano
Fri 15 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Tamara Stefanovich
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Copland, Variations for piano
Messiaen, Cantéyodjayâ, for solo piano
Bach, Aria variata alla maniera italiana
Ives, Piano sonata no.1
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
Fri 15 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Belcea Quartet
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Dvořák, String Quartet no. 12 in F major, "American", Op.96
Janáček, String Quartet no. 1 in E minor, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Mozart, String Quartet in D major "Prussian", K575
Belcea Quartet
Sat 16 Jun at 12:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh

Ibragimova & Tiberghien
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Mozart, Violin Sonata in C major, K303 (K293c)
Crumb, Four Nocturnes "Night Music II"
Mozart, Violin Sonata in G major, K379 (K373a)
Cage, Six Melodies, for violin and piano
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major "Fruhling (Spring)", Op.24
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Sat 16 Jun at 16:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

The 21st Century Singer: Masterclass Recital
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John Fisher, Piano
Julia Faulkner, Soprano
Matthew Rose, Bass
Singers and pianists from the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Sat 16 Jun at 16:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Feldman at Sunrise
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Feldman, For Philip Guston
Ensemble Vide
Claire Chase, Flute
Anna D'Errico, Piano
Alexandre Babel, Piano
Sat 16 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Appalachian Spring
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Copland, Music for a Great City
Cashian, Piano Concerto "The Book of Ingenious Devices"
Feldman, Structures for Orchestra
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Huw Watkins, Piano
Oliver Knussen, Conductor
Sun 17 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 29 in B flat major "Hammerklavier", Op.106
Ives, Piano Sonata no. 2 "Concord, Mass. 1840–60"
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Sun 17 Jun at 20:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27b
Britten, Choral Dances from Gloriana
Britten, Hymn to the Virgin
Copland, In the beginning
Morley, Madrigals
Gibbons, Madrigals
Byrd, Madrigals
Sheppard, Sacred works
Tallis, Sacred works
Copland, Sacred works
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Mon 18 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh

Michael Barenboim
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Bach, Violin sonata no. 3 in C major, BWV1005
Hersch, The weather and landscape are on our side
Bach, Violin partita no. 3 in E major, BWV1006
Borowski, Up and Down
Bartók, Sonata for solo violin, BB 124, Sz 117
Michael Barenboim, Violin
Mon 18 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Knussen and Festival Ensemble
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Feldman, Mary Anne's Theme
Debussy, 3 Chansons de Bilitis (arr. Boulez)
Birtwistle, Three Songs from The Holy Forest (UK premiere of complete work)
Nicolaou, Frames for piano duet (UK premiere)
Bartók, Dukas, Goosens, Malipiero and Stravinsky, Le Tombeau de Debussy
Birtwistle, Keyboard Engine (World premiere)
Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
Oliver Knussen, Conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
Claire Booth, Soprano
Jun 19 mat, 20 mat, 21 mat, 22 mat
Aldeburgh Festival

Peter Pears Recital Room, Aldeburgh

Festival Masterclasses: Classical Song
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Julia Faulkner, Soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano
Matthew Rose, Bass
John Fisher, Piano
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Singers and pianists from the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Tue 19 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Arias and Barcarolles
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Britten, Cabaret Songs
Musto, Shadow of the Blues
Brourman, Aurora
Brourman, Love and Take Out
Newman, When She Loved Me
Brourman, Voter's Prayer
Brourman, Old Love
Bernstein, Arias and Barcarolles
Lucy Schaufer, Mezzo-soprano
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
Christopher Glynn, Piano
Lana Bode, Piano
Tue 19 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Chiaroscuro Quartet & Tiberghien
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Schumann, Fantasy in C major for piano, Op.17
Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 1 in E flat major, Op.12
Schumann, Piano Quintet in C minor
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Chiaroscuro Quartet
Wed 20 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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Stravinsky, L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale): suite
Bartók, Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113
Ligeti, Violin Concerto
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Thu 21 Jun at 16:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Orford Church, Orford

Aldeburgh Voices
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Walton, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (‘Chichester Service’)
Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30
Finzi, Lo, the full final Sacrifice, Op.26
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Aldeburgh Voices
Ben Parry, Director
Eo Nomine
Thu 21 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Michael Hersch and Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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Hersch, of ages manifest, for unaccompanied alto saxophone i, VII (UK premiere)
Hersch, The Vanishing Pavilions
Hersch, I hope we get a chance to visit soon
Michael Hersch, Piano
Ah Young Hong, Soprano
Kiera Duffy, Soprano
Gary Louie, Saxophone
Amy Yang, Piano
Tito Muñoz, Conductor
Members of Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Fri 22 Jun at 11:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni II
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Birtwistle, Carmen arcadiae mechanicae perpetuum
Dallapiccola, Piccola musica notturna
Friel, A Line Alive (world premiere)
Howard, Painkiller (world premiere)
Jones, Betelgeuse Astral Funicular (world premiere)
Abrahamsen, Winternacht
Berio, Berceuse for György Kurtág
Jarventausta, Tumma (world premiere)
Latimer, New work (world premiere)
Poe, Mirror Rim (world premiere)
Slater, Soaring in Stasis (world premiere)
Jonathan Berman, Conductor
Instrumentalists from the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme
Fri 22 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Orford Church, Orford

Piatti Quartet
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Haydn, String Quartet no. 32 in C major, "The Bird", Op.33 no.3, Hob III:39
Howard, Afference
Holt, 4th Quartet: Cloud House (world premiere)
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, "Serioso", Op.95
Piatti Quartet
Fri 22 Jun at 19:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Bye-Bye Beethoven
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Ives, The Unanswered Question
Haydn, Symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor "Farewell” (last movement)
Cage, Once upon a Time (Living Room Music)
Bach, Chorale: Es ist genug
Kurtág, Ligatura - Message to Frances-Marie, Op.31b (2. Fassung)
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Sanchez-Chiong, Overclockers
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Sound
Maria Ursprung, Set Designer
Simon Janssen, Video Artist
Ricarda Köneke, Lighting Designer
Martin Wessel, technical & production director
Fri 22 Jun at 22:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Written in Fire
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Rakhi Singh, Violin
Simmy Singh, Violin
Ruth Gibson, Viola
Ashok Klouda, Cello
Sat 23 Jun at 11:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Aldeburgh Church, Aldeburgh

Anne Sofie von Otter & Kristian Bezuidenhout
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Works by Mozart
Works by Schubert
Works by Lindblad
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Sat 23 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Piatti Quartet and Friends
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Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for string quartet
Britten, Mazurka elegaica for two pianos, Op.23b
Stravinsky, Concerto for two pianos
Britten, Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca for two pianos, Op.23a
Britten, String Quartet no. 1, Op.25
Piatti Quartet
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
Samson Tsoy, Piano
Sat 23 Jun at 19:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

From the New World
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Howard, Magnetite
Britten, Violin Concerto, Op.15
Howard, Sphere (UK premiere)
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor
Vilde Frang, Violin
Sat 23 Jun at 21:30
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Family
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Enescu, Impressions d'enfance, Op.28: Ménétrier
Calusarii , Moldavian Folk Music
Doina and Hora, Moldavian Folk Music
Kurtág, Eight Duos, Op.4
Ravel, Tzigane, for violin and piano
Enescu, Violin Sonata no. 3 in A minor "dans le caractère populaire roumain", Op.25
Ciocarlia , Moldavian Folk Music
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Emilia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Viktor Kopatchinski, Cimbalom
Amy Yang, Piano
Maria Krykov, Double Bass
Sun 24 Jun at 12:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

Classical Song: Masterclass Recital
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Programme to include:
Works by Mozart
Works by Haydn
Works by Beethoven
Singers and pianists from the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Sun 24 Jun at 15:00
Aldeburgh Festival

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Sir Bryn Terfel
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Schubert, Lieder
Brahms, Four Serious Songs (Vier Ernste Gesänge), Op.121
Copland, Old American Songs (selection)
Britten, Folk Songs (selection)
Sir Bryn Terfel, Bass-baritone
Malcolm Martineau, Piano