The 2016 Aldeburgh Festival begins this week, and we’re delighted that so many artists we work with are involved. Running from 10 to 26 June 2016, the festival has several emphases this year, including the music of Britten and Tippett; music composed during the First World War and 14-18 NOW premieres; and music composed by this year’s featured composers (Julian Anderson, Benedict Mason and Rebecca Saunders).
Highlights include Emanuel Ax’s festival debut, and world and UK premiere performances from James Baillieu and Robert Murray.
Selected performances will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, with further performances recorded for deferred broadcast. Scroll down for more information.
View the full programme here
Thomas Zehetmair performs Bach, Zimmerman and Hartmann sonatas for solo violin
Thomas Zehetmair and Ruth Killius perform works by Martinů, Bartók, Kurtga, Skalkottas and Mozart
Thomas Zehetmair joins Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth and Pierre-Laurent Aimard for Berg’s ‘Chamber Concerto’
Ian Bostridge performs songs by Britten and Tippett alongside pianists Julius Drake and Steve Osborne, and the Arcadia Quartet
James Baillieu joins violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen for Debussy, Carter, Ives, Elgar and a Freya Waley-Cohen world premiere
Robert Murray and the Heath Quartet perform music by Britten and Tippett alongside guitarist Sean Shibe
Toby Spence and the Heath Quartet continue the festivals series of concerts featuring works by Britten and Tippett, joined by pianists Julian Milford and Steven Osborne
Carolin Widmann performs Julian Anderson’s ‘In lieblicher Blaüe’ with Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
In the second of two performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Carolin Widmann performs Rebecca Saunders’ ‘Still’
Robert Murray joins the Britten Sinfonia and conductor Oliver Knussen for the UK premiere of Elliott Carter’s ‘A Sunbeam’s Architecture’
Emanuel Ax makes his Aldeburgh Festival debut with a recital of Beethoven
Emanuel Ax joins pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Håkon Austbø, Lorenzo Soulès, Tamara Stefanovich, Jonas Olsson and Aldeburgh Young Musicians in a programme of Ligeti, Bizet and Bartók
Aldeburgh Festival on Radio 3
* Selected events will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, or recorded for deferred broadcast, including:
Ian Bostridge – broadcast as a lunchtime concert between 28 June and 1 July
Robert Murray and the Heath Quartet – broadcast as a lunchtime concert between 28 June and 1 July
Toby Spence and the Heath Quartet – broadcast as a lunchtime concert between 28 June and 1 July
Both of Carolin Widmann‘s performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will be recorded for broadcast on ‘Afternoon on 3’ later this year
News story edited on 16 June 2016 to remove mention of concert on 17 June 2016.