World-renowned as an outstanding year-round performance centre, Aldeburgh is also a place where artists at all stages of their career can be inspired and energized. With inspirational scenery, a rich musical heritage and the time and space for musicians and audience to discover, create and explore, Aldeburgh is the place to help artists reach their full potential and define their own musical landscape.
The Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts offers an eclectic mix of concerts, operas, masterclasses, films and open air performances at different venues in the Aldeburgh/Snape area in Suffolk. Involved with the event are BBC Radio 3 and the Arts Council England.
The centrepiece of 2014 is a rare new production of Britten’s pacifist opera, Owen Wingrave , with four performances (13, 15, 16, 18 June), a screening of the original BBC TV production (16 June) filmed at Snape in 1970, and a Study Day (17 June).
Other highlights include a Chamber Orchestra of Europe residency, a feature on composer Tristan Murail, An Aldeburgh Musicircus, performers including the Arcanto Quartet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ian Bostridge, the CBSO and Thomas Adès, Richard Goode, the Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Padmore and Ryan Wigglesworth, Klangforum Wien, and Masaaki Suzuki, plus a visual art show SNAP and the Festival’s naughty little sister, The Pumphouse.
There are a range of ticket options on the festival website.Festival Website