As many begin to wind down for Christmas, we are also gearing up to announce the full 2016 Festival programme in January. Here in the meantime, to mull with your wine over the break, is a tempting snippet of what will be on offer…
Sunday 19 June
The Festival centrepiece sees Artistic Director and world-renowned pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard bring Olivier Messiaen’s grand evocation of birdsong Catalogue d’Oiseaux to life as never before. [read more…]
News from the Ten Pieces Takeover at Aldeburgh Festival, and the concerts by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble A Cumpagnia, Ensemble Organum, London Sinfonietta, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Alice Coote and Martyn Brabbins.
A summary and photos from the concerts of Quatuor Diotima, Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Arcadia Quartet, Isabelle Faust, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Mark Simpson, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Arcangelo and Christine Rice.
It’s been a busy and exciting time over the last few days of the festival, with not only the massive musicircus, but outstanding orchestral music from the CBSO with Thomas Adès, sublime Schubert with the classic pairing of Bostridge and Adès, Pierre-Laurent’s stunning tour of the Etude, as well as amazing performances from young gifted musicians like Mahan Esfahani delivering a funny, informative and dazzling tour of 300 years of [read more…]
We’re now in full flow at Aldeburgh Music for this year’s Aldeburgh Festival, with 8 concerts featuring all manner of genres, from chamber music to electronics.
During Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s time as Artistic Director, the Aldeburgh Festival has featured a major living composer each year. Following the visits of Boulez, Carter, Stroppa and Lachenmann – and Jonathan Harvey’s sadly posthumous portrait last year) – this year’s featured composer is Tristan Murail.
In the words of Pierre-Laurent Aimard:
‘Tristan Murail is a poet whose music speaks to our ears, our eyes and our heart. He is known as a ‘spectral’ [read more…]
Aldeburgh Festival Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard has been introducing leading European artists, composers and ensembles to the Festival each year since 2009. One of the highlights of the 2014 Festival will be the extended visit of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, ‘the best chamber orchestra in the world’ (Daily Telegraph), who give performances on 27 and 29 June, while the orchestra’s soloists also give an earlier concert on 21 June.
Pierre-Laurent [read more…]