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AYM, Britten Pears and Middle Eastern young artists: New Nocturnes – a photo diary

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The Britten Centenary Weekend in 2013 featured an exhilarating first collaboration between two of Aldeburgh Music’s flagship young artist programmes, that produced composer Alex Woolf’s Serenade. A year later they combine again, alongside young Middle Eastern orchestral musicians from a new Aldeburgh Music initiative, as two young composers, Samantha Fernando and Jay Richardson turn to Britten’s original for inspiration for their own joint Nocturne song cycle on themes of sleep [read more…]

Spinning up the Polycom

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Hi everyone,
We have been quiet for a few weeks… receiving audition videos from musicians in Egypt and Jordan and inviting our tutors to engage in this project.
But it finally looks like it’s all coming together!
We have now selected our participants… Congratulations to those who have been selected! It was very competitive, so to those who didn’t – keep practising! We have projects every year that are open to applications from [read more…]

1 month, 2 trips, 3 continents

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After a week of touring the UK for Britten–Pears Programme auditions, we have arrived home just in time to pack our suitcases again for Egypt!
We’re heading off on Sunday, so this week has been full of last minute preparations, confirmations and anticipation!
We are excited to be able to confirm that as well as exploring Cairo’s musical scene including Cairo Conservatoire and Cairo Opera House, we will also be spending some [read more…]

BPP explores the Middle East

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Welcome, Shalom, Ahlan wa sahlan to the Britten–Pears Programme’s very first blog post!
We are James and Emily and we run the Britten–Pears Orchestra courses at Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk.
Britten Pears Young Artist Programme
Established by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in 1972, Aldeburgh Music’s Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme has been offering advanced musical training, bridging the gap between musical education and the profession for more than 40 years. The work [read more…]