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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Alice Coote And Christian Blackshaw

The acclaimed duo perform Haydn's dramatic Arianna a Naxos and songs by Mozart, Schubert and Britten.

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.


  • Directed by: Jonathan Cohen

The period instrument orchestra plays music by Handel, Purcell and Mozart and Britten's dramatic cantata Phaedra.

Sun 21 Jun

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.

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BBC Music Day: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Live

A concert performed by baritone, Benjamin Appl and pianist, Pavel Kolesnikov, alongside Aldeburgh Young Musicians, members of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and the choir of St James Middle School.

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra for a performance of works by Sibelius, Grime, Mahler, Bridge and Britten.

Wed 24 Jun

£7.50–£33 phone for availability

Bbc Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Beth Nielsen Chapman

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

Thu 27 Aug

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Billy Bragg

Alt folk, punk and protest singer-songwriter from London.

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.

Cafe Society Swing

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

Sun 23 Aug

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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

Courtney Pine

Contemporary jazz saxophonist.

Tue 25 Aug

Doric Quartet I: Schubert, Thomas Ades, Haydn

  • Written by: Haydn

The quartet performs works by Schubert and Haydn.

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Dutch Swing College Band

The band plays vintage swing and jazz.


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

Sat 15 Aug

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

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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.

Louis Lortie

The acclaimed pianist performs works by Scriabin, George Benjamin and Debussy.

Mon 22 Jun

Mahler Chamber Orchestra I

The pan-European ensemble start their three-concert residency with a programme of Wagner, Ravel, Pierre Boulez and George Benjamin that travels from the high Romanticism to the melting pot of music today.

Mahler Chamber Orchestra II

Mozart's Overture to The Marriage Of Figaro, Schubert's Symphony No 5 and music by Ravel, George Benjamin and Luke Bedford.

Mahler Chamber Orchestra Soloists

A performance of Schubert's Octet, Mozart's Quintet For Piano And Winds, Ravel's Introduction and Allegro and Edward Nesbit's Concerto.

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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.

Monteverdi Choir: Bach And Mozart

  • Directed by: John Eliot Gardiner (cond)

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Cantata 198, an epic, atmospheric funeral ode.

Fri 19 Jun

£8–£40 phone for availability

Monteverdi Choir: Bach I

An illuminating pair of concerts of Bach motets and solo violin works, with John Eliot Gardiner and Isabelle Faust.

Monteverdi Choir: Bach II

An illuminating pair of concerts of Bach motets and solo violin works, with John Eliot Gardiner and Isabelle Faust.

Sat 20 Jun

£5–£25 phone for availability

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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.

A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez

An innovative multimedia retrospective of one of the giant figures of our time, mixing live performances of works spanning six decades, rare on-screen archival footage and new filmed interviews, with a set designed by iconic architect Frank Gehry.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Bach, Gyorgy Kurtag

  • Written by: Gyorgy Kurtag

The acclaimed pianist performs Bach's The Art Of Fugue (selection), Gyorgy Kurtag's Jatekok (selection) and Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I (selection).

The Prince Of The Pagodas: Gunther Schuller, McPhee, Britten

  • Directed by: Oliver Knussen (cond)
  • Written by: Britten

A performance of Britten's only full-length ballet score, composed for The Royal Ballet in 1957 after a visit to Bali the previous year.

Quatuor Mosaiques I

The period-instrument string quartet performs two titanic late masterpieces by Beethoven.

Sat 13 Jun

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Quatuor Mosaiques II

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Airmard and the world's leading period instrument quartet perform works by Haydn, Schubert and Baillot.

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

Ten Pieces Takeover

A major initiative introducing primary school children to classical music and firing their creative imaginations.

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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