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.
The 73rd Aldeburgh Festival features four Artists in Residence who have each curated parts of the festival – composers Mark-Anthony Turnage and Cassandra Miller, and singers Julia Bullock and Allan Clayton.
Other highlights include the opening night in Bury St Edmunds Abbey celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of one of medieval England’s great monasteries, the first performance of Britten’s War Requiem at Snape Maltings as part of Aldeburgh Festival and the world premiere of Violet, a new opera by composer Tom Coult and playwright Alice Birch.
We also follow the link from Benjamin Britten to the great poet TS Eliot, to whom we devote a day of events. John Tavener’s music is featured across four events, including the posthumous world premiere of one of his last pieces.
Wed Feb 5 to Sun Feb 9
Fri Feb 28 to Sun Mar 1
Centquatre-Paris, Paris (France)
Fri Feb 28 to Sat Mar 7
Wed Mar 4 to Fri Mar 6
IRCAM, Paris (France)