Tuesday 9 May 2023

Summer at Snape

Britten Pears Arts' Summer at Snape returns this year with six weeks of events at venues across Snape Maltings and The Red House in Aldeburgh from 24 July to 2 September 2023,

Britten Pears Arts' Summer at Snape returns this year with six weeks of events at venues across Snape Maltings and The Red House in Aldeburgh from 24 July to 2 September 2023, including music, dancing, walks & talks, art, food & drink, workshops, free outdoor music. Classical music visitors include Aurora Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, pianists Benjamin Grosvenor, Christian Blackshaw, Sir Andras Schiff, soprano Danielle de Niese, violinist Hyeyoon Park, guitarist Sean Shibe, flautist Adam Walker, violist Timothy Ridout, Ensemble 360, the Jess Gillam Ensemble, The King’s Singers, Fretwork, Sphinx Virtuosi, Slide Action, and Connaught Brass.

The Aurora Orchestra will be bringing their latest challenging project, performing Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring from memory, whilst pianist Christian Blackshaw will be performing all of Mozart's piano sonatas and fantasias across four concerts. The Gavin Bryars Ensemble will be celebrating the composer's 80th birthday.

The BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth, will give the world premiere of the orchestral version of Peter Dickinson’s Unicorns Suite alongside Lord Berners’ A Wedding Bouquet, Doreen Carwithen’s Men of Sherwood Forest and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra in a programme that combines Beethoven's Eroica Symphony with music by two Ukrainian composers, Yevhen Stankovych and Myroslav Skoryk. The National Youth String Orchestra will be performing music by Britten, Beethoven, Shostakovich arranged Rudolph Barshai and Anna Clyne.

Full details from the Britten Pears Arts website.

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