• Join us for the festival’s spectacular closing weekend, featuring tenor Mark Padmore, conductor Barbara Hannigan, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
• Performances include Britten’s Winter Words, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Walton’s Façade and Thomas Larcher’s Ouroboros
• Appreciate the sound worlds of Schoenberg, Grisey and Tippett alongside those of Bach, Beethoven, Byrd and Tomkins
a former ACE Bursary student, who is a tutor and Junior Fellow at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Assemble 1500 at the White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh, for four nights. Introductory lecture and festival overview followed by orientation walk of Aldeburgh. Evening festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring the Ludwig Orchestra and the Chorus of Opera Holland Park under Barbara Hannigan (conductor) with Equilibrium Young Artists: Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Red House (Britten’s home 1957–76). Afternoon festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring Karim Said (piano): 16th century English music by Byrd, Tomkins, Bull & Morley interspersed with 20th century works by Schoenberg, Webern & Berg. Evening festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring the Ludwig Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan (conductor/soprano), Steven Schick (conductor) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello): Bach Suites for solo cello No 2 in D minor & No 4 in E flat major; Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (string orchestra version); Grisey Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil.
Morning lecture followed by some free time. Afternoon festival performance at Aldeburgh Church featuring Mark Padmore (tenor), Andrew West (piano) and Fiona Sampson (poet): Britten Winter Words. Evening festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring the Ludwig Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor), Kate Howden (mezzo-soprano), James Way (tenor) and Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel (bass): Stravinsky Pulcinella; Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor ‘La Passione’; Gershwin Suite from Girl Crazy.
Morning lecture followed by festival performance at Snape Maltings featuring members of Ludwig Orchestra with Barbara Hannigan (reciter), Andrew West (piano), Martin Owen (horn), Samuel Boden (tenor) and Fiona Sampson (poet): Britten Canticle III ‘Still Falls the Rain’; Walton Façade. Afternoon festival closing performance at Snape Maltings featuring the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner (conductor) with Stephen Hough (piano) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello): Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra; Beethoven Piano concerto No 4 in G major; Thomas Larcher Ouroboros for cello and orchestra; Bartók Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.
Tour disperses after breakfast.
20 Jun — 24 Jun 2019
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"I enormously admire the thoroughness, efficiency, imagination, respect for places and easy friendliness of the organisation and all who represent it. This was my sixth ACE trip and it confirmed previous estimations."
“Special choral programme with excellent leader and well situated hotel”
– ACE customers on previous Aldeburgh Festival tours
Cost of £1345 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £200.
TOUR CODE: ALDF19