Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Bridge, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

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Nestled beside the River Alde, Snape Maltings Concert hall make up just one building in Aldeburgh Music's creative campus. As well as the hall, the Hoffmann Building and the Britten-Pears Building complete the trio of performance spaces, rehearsal rooms and recital rooms.

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Apollo's Fire & Alina Ibragimova: Sorrell, Telemann, Vivaldi, Bach

  • Directed by: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Written by: Bach

Violinist Alina Ibragimova joins the baroque orchestra for Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos 3 & 5 and Concerto For Violin in E, Vivaldi's Concerto 'Inquietudine' and Concerto Grosso 'La Folia' arr Sorrell, and a selection from Telemann's Don Quixote. Directed by Jeannette Sorrell.

Backstage Tours

See parts of the theatre usually off-limits.

Wed 5 Aug

£3.50; £2 under 27s

Wed 12 Aug

£3.50; £2 under 27s

Wed 19 Aug

£3.50; £2 under 27s

Wed 26 Aug

£3.50; £2 under 27s

BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Directed by: Stephen Bell (cond)

Stephen Bell conducts classical pops, film scores and songs from musical theatre, with presenter Ken Bruce.

Fri 21 Aug

BBC Concert Orchestra: Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Lord Berners, Sullivan

  • Directed by: Barry Wordsworth (cond)
  • Written by: Sullivan

Barry Wordsworth conducts Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending and Fantasia On Greensleeves, selections from Sullivan's Pineapple Poll and Lord Berners's The Triumph Of Neptune, and Elgar's Pomp And Circumstance March No 4 and Enigma Variations.

Benjamin Grosvenor: Ravel, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn

  • Written by: Mendelssohn

The acclaimed young pianist performs two of Mendelssohn's Preludes And Fugues, Chopin's Sonata No 2 In B Flat Minor, Ravel's Le Tombeau De Couperin and Liszt's Venezia E Napoli.

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

Highly rated Americana singer/songwriter who has penned hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson.

Thu 27 Aug

Billy Bragg

Self-styled 'progressive patriot' and veteran political activist who is still one of the UK's finest writers of love songs.

Wed 5 Aug

The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

Thu 13 Aug

Borodin String Quartet: Tchaikovsky, Borodin

  • Written by: Borodin

The Russian ensemble performs Tchaikovsky's String Quartets Nos 1, 2 & 3, Quartet Movement In B Flat, Children's Album arranged for string quartet by Rostislav Dubinsky, and Borodin's Notturno.

Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band

A mixed programme of brass classics, arrangements and medleys from the band whose distinctive sumptuous sound, laser-sharp precision and rich and varied repertoire have gained them world-wide acclaim.

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Cafe Society Swing

A stylishly delivered sequence of memorable, timeless music to celebrate a great era and venue in jazz history.

Sun 23 Aug

Christian Blackshaw: Schubert

  • Written by: Schubert

The pianist performs Schubert's last three piano sonatas: Sonata In C Minor D958, Sonata In A D959 and Sonata In B Flat D960.

Close To You: Sinatra And The Hollywood Quartet

Vocalist Matt Ford fronts a reinvention of Sinatra's classic recording. He is joined by a 10-piece band featuring the Tippett Quartet and a group of leading Grammy-nominated jazz instrumentalists.

Come And Sing: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Aldeburgh Voices, directed by Ben Parry, lead a family-friendly singalong including the hits Truly Scrumptious and Hushabye Mountain. Audience members are invited to dress in character for the traditional costume parade.

Sun 30 Aug

Connections: Classical & Contemporary Chamber Music

Renowned composer and clarinettist Jorg Widmann and violinist Isabelle van Keulen lead an exploration of the threads that join contemporary music and earlier repertoire; featuring music by Mozart, Brahms and Widmann himself.

Tue 1 Sep

Peter Pears Recital Room

£6; £3 disabled

Wed 2 Sep

Peter Pears Recital Room

£6; £3 disabled

Thu 3 Sep

Peter Pears Recital Room

£6; £3 disabled

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Courtney Pine

Contemporary jazz saxophonist.

Tue 25 Aug

Dutch Swing College Band

The band plays vintage swing and jazz.

French Grand Opera And Melodie

An instructive performance of nineteenth-century French opera from husband-and-wife team Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri.

Sun 26 Jul

£5–£10; £3–£6 per session

Mon 27 Jul

£5–£10; £3–£6 per session

Tue 28 Jul

£5–£10; £3–£6 per session

Wed 29 Jul

£5–£10; £3–£6 per session


A pared-down acoustic set, mixing well-loved favourites and new material, from the classic and contemporary soul artist.

Sat 15 Aug

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John Wilson Orchestra

A celebration of the work of Cole Porter, with guest vocalists Annalene Beechey, Anna-Jane Casey, Matt Ford and Richard Morrison.

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Mon 3 Aug

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Strauss, Schumann

  • Directed by: Antonio Pappano (cond)
  • Written by: Schumann

Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, conducts Schumann's Manfred Overture and Symphony No 4, Strauss's Four Last Songs featuring soprano Dorothea Roschmann, and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel.

Mark Doty And Naomi Shihab Nye

Internationally-renowned US poets Mark and Naomi present readings of their political, social and emotionally-charged work.

Milos Karadaglic: Giulio Regondi, Ginastera, Benjor, Bach, Sor, Jobim, De Falla, Granados, Velazquez

  • Written by: Velazquez

The guitarist performs works by Bach, Ginastera, De Falla, Sor, Giulio Regondi, Granados, Jobim, Velazquez and Benjor.

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National Youth Choir Of Great Britain: Elemental

  • Directed by: Ben Parry (cond)

Greg Beardsell and Ben Parry conduct works inspired by earth, air, fire and water including Morten Lauridsen's Fire Songs, Bach's Der Geist Hilft and Antoine Brumel's Earthquake Mass.

National Youth Orchestra: Tansy Davies, Mahler

  • Directed by: Mark Elder (cond)
  • Written by: Mahler

The orchestra performs Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

Salsa Orchestra

The bandleader, Edwin Sanz leads salsa musicians and pianist Alex Wilson in an evening of effervescent Latin jazz.

Fri 14 Aug

Suffolk Youth Orchestra: Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, Adams, Dvorak

  • Directed by: Philip Shaw (cond)
  • Written by: Dvorak

Philip Shaw conducts works by Dvorak, Adams, Mussorgsky and Khachaturian.

The Swingle Singers

A cappella arrangements of music from Bach to Bjork.

Wed 19 Aug

Symphonic 60s

  • Directed by: Richard Balcombe (cond)

Richard Balcombe conducts a nostalgic orchestral celebration of songs and TV themes from the 1960s, featuring vocalists Graham Bickle, Alison Jear, Mary Carewe and Abbie Osman.

Mon 31 Aug

Taraf De Haidouks

Gypsy folk from the Romanian collective.

Fri 7 Aug

Ward Thomas

Introspective intensity with memorably perky singalong melodies from the twin sisters from Hampshire. With support from Raintown.

Tue 11 Aug

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