• In a celebration of the music of Britten and America, join acclaimed bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel for a concert of songs by Schubert, Brahms, Copland and Britten
• The BBC National Orchestra of Wales brings us Dvořák’s captivating ‘New World Symphony’ alongside Britten’s Violin Concerto
• Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter presents works by Mozart, Schubert and Lindblad
an ACE Bursary student, holds a Junior Fellowship at Birmingham Conservatoire
Tour assembles 1500 at the White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh, for four nights. Introduction and festival overview. Orientation walk including Parish Church (John Piper window and graveyard) and Crag House. Evening festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Michael Hersch (piano, conductor), Ah Young Hong (soprano), Kiera Duffy (soprano), Gary Louie (alto saxophone), Amy Yang (piano) and Tito Muñoz (conductor): works by Michael Hersch including of ages manifest I & VII and The Vanishing Pavilions.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Red House (Britten’s home 1957-76, including house, library, composition studio and garden). Afternoon festival performance at Orford Church featuring Piatti Quartet: Haydn Quartet in C Op 33, No 3 ‘The Bird’; Emily Howard Afference; Simon Holt String Quartet No 4 Cloud House; Beethoven String Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 95 ‘Serioso’. Evening festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin, conductor): Ives The Unanswered Question; Haydn Symphony No 45 ‘Farewell’ (last movement); Bach Chorale ‘Es ist genug’; György Kurtág Ligatura – Message to Frances-Marie; Beethoven Violin Concerto; Jorge Sanchez-Chiong Overclockers.
Guest lecture with Humphrey Burton: Benjamin Britten and his Suffolk Connections. Late morning festival performance at Aldeburgh Church featuring Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano): works by Mozart, Schubert and Lindblad. Afternoon festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring Piatti Quartet with Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) and Samson Tsoy (piano): Stravinsky Three Pieces for Quartet, Concerto for Two Pianos; Britten Mazurka elegaica, Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca, Quartet No 1, Op 25. Evening festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Mark Wigglesworth (conductor) and Vilde Frang (violin): Emily Howard Magnetite, Sphere; Britten Violin Concerto; Dvořák Symphony No 9 From the New World.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Old Mill (Britten’s home 1943-47, when he composed Peter Grimes). Afternoon festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) and Malcolm Martineau (piano): Schubert songs; Brahms Four Serious Songs; Copland Old American Songs (selection); Britten folk songs (selection).
Tour disperses after breakfast at the hotel.
21 Jun — 25 Jun 2018
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Cost of includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded inland room, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double inland room for single use supplement £210. Double sea view room for single use supplement £250.