Aldeburgh Festival

A brand new opera by Birtwistle, a celebration of Boulez at 90, George Benjamin as Artist-in-Residence, a weekend dedicated to Bach and of course music by Britten.

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The Prince of the Pagodas

At the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival we present a four-part exploration of Britten's only full-length ballet, inspired by the Gamelan he saw on his trip to Bali.

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The Pumphouse

The Pumphouse hosts over 30 hugely varied shows over three Aldeburgh Festival weekends, ranging from folk, blues and world music to comedy and cabaret.

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BBC Music Day

Your chance to see BBC New Generation Artists and Aldeburgh Young Musicians in the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert broadcast live from Snape Maltings Concert Hall. 

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Celebrating music in all its diversity

This year we have more orchestras than ever before, outstanding folk musicians, country music and soul singers, contemporary and trad jazz, as well as chamber music, poetry and family events. 

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Beach Bandstand

Daily at Aldeburgh Festival


13 June: Quatuor Mosaïques

Beethoven Op.127 & Op.131


14 June: Multi-Story

An orchestra in a car park


13-16 June: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

with François-Xavier Roth


17-19 June: Boulez at 90

Aldeburgh Festival feature


18 June: Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw

Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw


22 June: Louis Lortie

Debussy, Scriabin, Chopin


22-23 June: Sacred & Profane - Mediterranean Voices

Mediterranean Voices


25 June: London Sinfonietta

with Pierre-Laurent Aimard


The Prince of the Pagodas

Britten's only ballet


26 June: Doric Quartet

Haydn, Adés & Schubert


26 June: Battleship Potemkin

with live improvised soundtrack


27 Jun: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Bach and Kurtág


Visual Art at Aldeburgh Festival

Emin, Collishaw & Ortega


The Pumphouse

Aldeburgh Festival fringe

Latest news

Friday Afternoons relaunches for 2015
A brand new song cycle for children by Nico Muhly, with grants of up to £2,000 to take part.
'Grimes on the Beach' on BBC4
Aldeburgh Music’s unforgettable staging of Britten's Peter Grimes to be broadcast on Sunday 24 May.
Aldeburgh Music's finish line celebrations for Women’s Tour
Stage 1 of cycle race ends in Aldeburgh on Wednesday 17 June, with an opportunity to take part in a performance of Kagel's 'Eine Brise' for 111 cyclists.
The Pumphouse 2015: alternative Aldeburgh Festival programme announced
30 hugely varied shows over three Festival weekends, ranging from folk, blues and world music to comedy and cabaret.
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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.

EXAUDI Writing for Vocal Ensemble Course

The results of an intensive residential course led by Michael Finnissy and James Weeks

Pour un tombeau d'Anatole

Open Space residents Solomon's Knot put a concert of exquisite Baroque vocal and instrumental music together with video projections by Sven Werner. 



Spring 2015

See the Spring 2015 Brochure Online

Aldeburgh Festival 2015

See the Aldeburgh Festival 2015 brochure online