Snape Proms 2016

From stars making their first visits including Rosanne Cash, Tommy Emmanuel, Elaine Paige and Angela Hewitt, to brilliant acts returning by popular demand, including Show of Hands, Ian Bostridge and The Chris Barber Band.

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Aldeburgh Festival 2016

10 – 26 June

See what's on in our 17-day celebration of music with circus, birds and pianos at its heart. Booking now open.

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Piano in the Reeds

The centrepiece of Aldeburgh Festival 2016 sees Pierre-Laurent Aimard performing the entirety of Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux, from sunrise to midnight set against the panoramic backdrops and teeming wildlife of Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere. 


The Pumphouse

The Aldeburgh Festival fringe set on the in a disused Victorian pumping station built on the Aldeburgh marshes. Pop, folk, blues and world music to comedy and cabaret. 

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Take the Grade 1 Challenge

Always wanted to learn the piano? Make it your New Year’s resolution and goal for 2016! Aldeburgh Music and the Britten–Pears Foundation invite anyone of any age to join our Grade 1 Challenge.

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10, 12 & 13 Jun: Illuminations

For soprano, string orchestra and circus performers


11 Jun: Thomas Zehetmair

Bach & Zimmermann


11-15 Jun: Les Siècles

with François-Xavier Roth


Festival Featured Composers

Anderson, Saunders, Mason


Orchestral concerts at Aldeburgh Festival


Bandstand on the Beach

Daily at Aldeburgh Festival


16-20 Jun: Tippett & Britten

Three chamber concerts


17 Jun: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Butterworth and Berg


18 June: Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Sonatas by Elgar and Debussy


19 June: Catalogue d’Oiseaux

Messiaen with birdsong


21 June: Solomon’s Knot & Mira Calix

Solomon’s Knot & Mira Calix - The Discovery of Bomarzo


23 June: Britten Sinfonia

with Robert Murray


26 Jun: Mikrokosmos

Six volumes - 153 pieces


Shops, cafés & galleries

On site at Snape Maltings

Made in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Music is as much a retreat where artists can create new work as it is a venue. The organisation has new work at its heart and is one of the UK’s leading facilitators in music and other arts. Watch the most recent work created here below.

Kit Downes & Tom Challenger

Inspired by the huge variety of organs and church acoustics in Suffolk to create 'Vyamanikal'.

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments

Creating 'Sound House' from the experiments of Francis Bacon.



Aldeburgh Festival 2016

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Snape Proms 2016

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