The Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts is now in its 67th year.
The event offers a mix of concerts, operas, masterclasses, films and open air performances at different venues in the Aldeburgh/Snape area in Suffolk. The festival runs from Friday 9th to Sunday 25th June 2016.
This year the Festival presents Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, plus a second Britten opera, with Opera North’s concert stagings of Billy Budd. There's also new music from three featured composers – Olga Neuwirth, Jörg Widmann and Bill Fontana – with sound artist Fontana creating a new installation inspired by Snape’s industrial heritage and natural environment. The Festival’s sense of theatre is on view with an intimate, operatic drinks party at a local house in La Voix Humaine, relax in a rowing boat at Music on the Meare, and experience a symphony in a surprising urban setting in Multi-Story Orchestra. There's residencies from the CBSO with Mirga GraÅ¾inytÄÂ-Tyla, Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis, sitar player Nishat Khan, the Saint Ephraim Choir of Budapest and the Belcea Quartet, and performances from Pierre-Laurent Aimard, BCMG, Steven Isserlis, Piotr Anderszewski, London Sinfonietta, Mark Padmore and many more. Plus walks, talks, films, exhibitions, the 30+ non-classical events at The Pumphouse fringe, and free music every lunchtime on the Bandstand on the Beach.
All events are separate so prices vary. Tickets are on sale from 14th February.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
More information will be here when available.
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