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63rd Aldeburgh Festival

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63rd Aldeburgh Festival

11–27 June 2010
Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Associate Artistic Director John Woolrich

• John Eliot Gardiner conducts The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Bach’s B minor Mass, Friday 25 June

• Pierre Boulez conducts Ensemble Intercontemporain in the world premiere of Elliott Carter’s What are Years?, Saturday 26 June

• Leon Fleisher as recitalist and chamber musician

• Featured composer George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill and Berio’s Recital 1 with The Opera Group and London Sinfonietta, on Friday 11 and Friday 18 June

• Oliver Knussen conducts the Britten–Pears Orchestra in Britten, Knussen, and Benjamin, Thursday 24 June

• Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard in recital with Christiane Oelze, Thomas Zehetmair on Wednesday 23 June, as soloist and conductor with Britten Sinfonia on Saturday 12 June, and in a solo recital – the premiere of a new Collage-Montage

• The Way to the Sea - an homage to Britten’s On This Island, including newly commissioned film and installations at various locations in Thorpeness, Thursday 17 and Saturday 19 June

• Aldeburgh debut for Jonathan Nott conducting the CBSO in Benjamin, Boulez, and Stravinsky’s Firebird, Saturday 19 June

• Closing concerts from Arcanto Quartet including Mozart, Debussy, Schubert, and Schumann Piano Quintet with Alexander Lonquich, Sunday 27 June

• Leading neuroscientists and festival musicians collaborate on a series exploring Music and the Brain

Also
• Ian Bostridge in recital
• The Hebrides Ensemble in chamber music by Britten and his Aldeburgh Festival successors Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès, and John Woolrich
• An illustrated lecture from Alfred Brendel
• A celebration of Peter Pears on his centenary
• Zehetmair Quartet with Schumann and Shostakovich

Plus exhibitions, films, lectures, walks, masterclasses, the return of Open Air events to Aldeburgh and Thorpeness beaches, and weekends at the Pumphouse

For more information on any of these events, please visit our website at http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk To bo.ok tickets, please call the Box Office on 01728 687110 or book online.

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