Programme in detail

Friday 6 July 2012 - Sunday 29 July 2012

Aldeburgh World Orchestra

Sir Mark Elder
Aldeburgh World Orchestra

Britten Sinfonia de Requiem
Mahler Symphony No. 10 Adagio
Charlotte Bray BBC Commission 
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Formed to coincide with the opening of the London Olympic Games, this unique celebratory project brings 124 of the most talented young musicians from across the globe for concerts with Sir Mark Elder at Aldeburgh. The orchestra will also perform at major London and European venues including Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Orchestral sections will be tutored by a galaxy of international orchestral principals (see website later in the year for details). Audition will be by video submission to make the project as internationally accessible as possible.

All flights, accommodation, food and course expenses covered for all participants.


Snape Friday 20 and Sunday 22 July
Audi Festival Ingolstadt Wednesday 25 July
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Friday 27 July
BBC Proms, London Sunday 29 July


Britten–Pears Programme

What our past alumni say:

‘I have never been anywhere else where I have learnt so much in so short a time and have come away refreshed and itching to make music.’

‘The BPP is a great opportunity to work with top musicians in a friendly and supportive environment. ... The genuine love of music embedded in everyone here is truly inspirational and reminds us why we want to be musicians.’

‘Britten–Pears is a very positive experience. From the stunning location to the excellent tuition it is an opportunity young musicians should not miss out on.’

‘The Programme is a great symposium where composers, performers and tutors can work closely together in an inspirational environment.’