Trio Isimsiz had heard a lot about Aldeburgh before they visited, and one of the first things people get excited about when they’re staying in the town is the fish and chips.
“We were looking forward to cooking some fresh fish from scratch. With the many fishmongers along Aldeburgh beach, we thought this would be plain sailing, but not one was open! We did spot a fisherman bringing his boat in, but [read more…]
Last week’s ensemble in residence were Alinde Quartett. Based in Cologne, Germany, they are Eugenia Ottaviano (Violin), Axel Haase (Violin), Amélie Legrand (Viola), Lukas Wittermann (‘Cello). Established in 2010, they have a growing reputation in Europe, but this is their first visit to the UK and Aldeburgh.
Alinde Quartett in concert at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
They spent their time here working intensively with leading chamber musician Richard Ireland, an experience they found immensely [read more…]
The Solem Quartet have just finished their two weeks at Aldeburgh Music, working on repertoire with Simon Rowland-Jones. Although the Manchester-based group haven’t been here as a quartet, Steph and Mike have both performed in the Britten-Pears Orchestra in the past.
“It’s such an inspirational place to be! We’ve had so much time and so much space – headspace and physical space – to progress as an ensemble. Now we’ve all finished studying we have been [read more…]
The Fludde Choir sang beautifully and behaved wonderfully for both concerts. They were invited by Aldeburgh Voices to join them for a Christmas concert with music and readings both in Aldeburgh and in Lowestoft. Lots of glorious tinsel, sparkly headbands, and Hayden’s Christmas zipper bauble in addition to fun penguin warm-ups, led by the dynamic duo of Brooke and Chloe from the senior choir, made it really terrific. The children [read more…]
15th December, 2014
Number 8 Wentworth Road has a blue door. Number 8 Wentworth Road is filled with books – first editions of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Louis MacNeice and William Carlos Williams. Number 8 Wentworth Road has a view of the beach from the kitchen window – a sliver of silver sky above shingle . . .
I have been staying at number 8 for three days now as part of my [read more…]
Phew, what a day! A massive thanks to everyone who came and took part, from our lovely performers to the wonderful crowds who really got into the spirit of the event. We’ve compiled images and videos of the event in our storify feed here. If you’ve any great pictures and videos of the event, tag your tweets and facebook updates with #musicircus and we’ll add them here too.
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