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					S NA P E P RO M S
31 July – 30 August 2010
Book your ticket                             Contents
By Post Aldeburgh Music                      Snape Proms programme                                1
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
                                             Throughout the Summer                               33
Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
                                             Booking details                                     36
By Email
                                             Discounts/Tickets                                   36
Online                   Access                                              37
By Phone 01728 687110                        Seating Plan                                        38
In Person                                    General Information                                 38
Aldeburgh High Street                        How to find us                                      39
Mon–Sat 9.30am–4.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall                  Eating at Snape                                     41
Mon–Sat 9.30am–4.30pm and during the         Where to stay                                       42
Proms 9.30am–start of evening concert.
                                             Where to eat                                        46
                                             What else to do                                     47
Postal booking only until Thursday 3 June
Online, Phone and In person booking          Children are welcome at all concerts. Some are
opens Friday 4 June                          inevitably more suitable than others – please use
For further information please see page 36   your own discretion.
Saturday 31 July 7.30pm

Rodgers and Hammerstein –
A Celebration
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson conductor Kim Criswell soprano

Highlights from the Classic Musicals of
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

The Sound of Music, The King and I, Carousel,
South Pacific, Oklahoma! – John Wilson and his
amazing all-star orchestra present a celebration of
one of the great musical partnerships.

Featuring songs from their extraordinary succession
of hit shows, this is an unmissable opening to the
Snape Proms season.

‘Imagine the soundtracks of your best beloved
MGM musicals after an auditory steam-clean …
“Technicolour for the ears”? You’d better believe it.’
The Independent

Snape 7.30pm Tickets £32, £25, £18, Prom £6

Sponsored by
2   Sunday 1 August 7.30pm                                 Monday 2 August 7.30pm

    Maceo Parker                                           The Unthanks
    Blisteringly tight funk                                Tyneside Traditional Folk

    Maceo Parker is synonymous with funk and simply        Steeped in the heritage of their native Northumberland
    one of its greatest ever exponents.                    but reaching far beyond the traditional folk world,
                                                           Rachel Unthank and the Winterset return with a
    The lynch-pin of the legendary James Brown’s band
                                                           shorter name (The Unthanks), expanded forces, an
    for the best part of two decades, the roster of his
                                                           acclaimed new album, but the same captivating
    other co-conspirators reads like a who’s who;
                                                           blend of traditional melodies and original songs.
    Ray Charles, James Taylor, De La Soul, Prince, and
    Ani DiFranco.                                          Sisters Becky and Rachel’s haunting vocals are
                                                           underpinned by a lush sophisticated instrumental
    Irrepressible, charismatic, effortlessly cool, his
                                                           backing in a bewitching brand of bittersweet
    blisteringly tight band navigates between funk, jazz
                                                           melancholia, leavened with dashes of wry humour.
    and soul, and features one of the UK’s jazz-funk
    figureheads, trombonist Dennis Rollins.                Original and unforgettable.

    ‘If anyone wasn’t dancing at this show they were       ‘Even more satisfying, compelling and varied than
    either dead or outside ... Wow.’ Austin Chronicle      the Mercury-nominated The Bairns. Haunting,
                                                           original and magnificent’ **** The Guardian
    Snape 7.30pm
    Tickets £20, £17 £14, Prom £6                          Snape 7.30pm
                                                           Tickets £18, £15, £12, Prom £6
    Amplified performance
                                                           Amplified performance
4   Tuesday 3 August 7.30pm                                Wednesday 4 August 7.30pm

    Suffolk Youth Orchestra                                Flanders & Swann
    Suffolk Youth Orchestra                                At the Drop of a Hippopotamus
    Phillip Shaw conductor
                                                           Multi-award winning comedian Tim Fitzhigham and
    Gershwin Cuban Overture                                BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh-Atkins
    Dvor ák The Water Goblin                               in an evening of mud, madeira and mirth.
    Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 in E minor
                                                           The wit and radiance of Flanders and Swann endure
    Three very different orchestral showpieces to Snape,   through songs such as Mud, Mud Glorious Mud, The
    each encapsulating the essence of the composer –       Gnu Song, Madeira M’dear, The Gasman Cometh.
    Gershwin’s jazz-infused high jinks, Dvor ák’s Czech
                                                           Having drunk madeira from Michael Flanders famed
    folk fable imbued with his characteristic harmonies
                                                           decanter, played the songs on Swann’s very own
    and melodic charm, and Rachmaninov’s sumptuous
                                                           piano the one question remains... will the Hippo
    sonorities and seemingly endless melodies.
                                                           turn up? Join the mayhem and find out.
    The culmination of a year’s work and the last date
                                                           ‘Astute wit and genius word-play... great!’ The Guardian
    on a European tour, this is the year’s highpoint for
    Suffolk’s finest young musicians.                      ‘A Muddy Marvellous Evening’ The Evening Standard
    Snape 7.30pm                                           Presented by PBJ Management Ltd by arrangement
    Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6                         with the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
    Sponsored by                                           Snape 7.30pm Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6

                                                           Backstage tour 12 noon (see page 37)
Thursday 5 August 7.30pm                           Friday 6 August 7.30pm                                    5

National Youth Orchestra                           Django Bates’ Beloved Bird
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain          Django Bates piano
Semyon Bychkov conductor                           Petter Eldh double bass
                                                   Peter Bruun drums
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Julian Anderson Fantasias                          Eclectic, anarchic, innovative: Bates’ virtuosity,
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique                      curiosity and peerless reputation as composer,
                                                   arranger and bandleader have made him a pivotal
Dreams and ceremonies, the fantastical and the
                                                   figure on the British jazz scene.
grotesque; NYO’s glorious programme starts with
a spell that goes wrong and ends in the ultimate   A leading light in the legendary Loose Tubes, and
bad dream.                                         subsequently successful with his own bands
                                                   Delightful Precipice and Human Chain, his first
Berlioz’ symphony is a calling card for Romantic
                                                   recording as part of the classic jazz trio combination
era; a pastoral centrepiece framed by sweeping
                                                   pays homage to Charlie Parker.
dances and a nightmarish witches’ Sabbath and
ghoulish procession.                               ‘An astonishing achievement… for all Bates’ radical
                                                   re-workings, his enthusiasm for traditional bop piano
The famous strains of Dukas’ beleaguered
                                                   blazes through’ The Guardian
apprentice immortalised by Disney precedes
Julian Anderson’s 21st-century Fantasias.          ‘Joyfully focussed on giving well worn themes new life’
                                                   Financial Times
Snape 7.30pm
Tickets £30, £24, £17, Prom £6                     Snape 7.30pm
                                                   Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6
With support from Geoffrey Snow

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 August                           Saturday 7 August 7.30pm                               7

Re:Viewed                                              The Peatbog Faeries
Various Artists                                        High energy, high octane, high jinks

A showcase for past and present Education Technology   From the Isle of Skye comes a Celtic folk group like
Residencies throughout this Proms weekend.             no other.

From glowing algae to a virtual beach: exhibitions,    An enviable line-up of Scottish traditional music
installations and short performances will take place   talent, their potent blend of traditional pipe and
within various spaces on Aldeburgh Music’s             fiddle tunes is spiced with jazz, hip hop, reggae
Snape Campus.                                          and electronic influences.

For more details, see              This is a unique, blistering dance folk-fusion that
                                                       incorporates ancient and modern, their Scottish
Snape campus 12 noon–7pm
                                                       island heritage with a truly global outlook.
Free, no ticket required.
                                                       Their latest album, the deliciously-titled Croftwork
With generous support from
                                                       is a sensational snapshot of this unconventional but
                                                       utterly irresistable mix.

                                                       ‘Imagine the Orb meeting a ceilidh band in the mind
                                                       of Irvine Welsh. This is it!’ Edinburgh Evening News
and additional support from the Limbourne Trust
                                                       Snape 7.30pm
                                                       Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6

                                                       Amplified performance
8   Sunday 8 August 7.30pm                                   Monday 9 August 7.30pm

    Britten–Pears Orchestra                                  Eddi Reader
    Britten–Pears Orchestra • Kirill Karabits conductor      A shining song-writing talent

    Sibelius Karelia Overture                                A superb performer, a shining song-writing talent
    Richard Strauss Death and Transfiguration                and that exquisite voice – Eddi Reader continues to
    Sibelius Symphony No.1                                   surprise and delight.

    The pomp and ceremony of Karelia’s procession, the       From her early days in Fairground Attraction (the
    blazing perorations of Strauss’ epic tone poem – there   enduring and aptly-titled classic ‘Perfect’) to her
    is triumph aplenty here. But in the icy stillness of     stunning interpretations of the songs of Robert
    the symphony’s opening bars, and Strauss’ hero’s         Burns, she has deftly straddled the worlds of folk,
    hesitant, brooding uncertainty there are moments of      pop and contemporary singer-songwriting.
    tranquility and lyrical contemplation.
                                                             Whether breathing new life into the traditional or
    Three compelling masterpieces rich in contrasts          unleashing her own strikingly original material, her
    from the last decade of the 19th century are an          renditions have a touching immediacy that manages
    arresting combination for Kirill Karabits’ first         to encompass the playful and the profound, the
    appearance at the helm of the BPO.                       personal, the poetic and the universal.

    ‘Karabits, a charmer, has that rare ability to be both   Snape 7.30pm
    fastidious and thrilling…’ The Guardian                  Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6

    Snape 7.30pm Tickets £24, £20, £15, Prom £6              Amplified performance

    The Britten–Pears
    Young Artist Programme
    is generously supported by
10   Tuesday 10 August 7.30pm                                 Wednesday 11 August 7.30pm

     Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra                            Jonathan Biss
     Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra with Georgina Jackson      Jonathan Biss piano

     Dedication to the Duke                                   Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.10 No.1
                                                              Janác Sonata 1.X.1905
     As well as attracting the very finest musicians from
                                                              Schubert Sonata in C D840 Schumann Kreisleriana
     around the world, the leading jazz venue has upheld
     a tradition of having its own exceptional house band.    Young American pianist Jonathan Biss is one of
     Led by Pete Long, this superb big band presents          the most exciting and enterprising talents of his
     iconic standards with a verve and style worthy of the    generation. His carefully-honed yet refreshingly
     biggest names in jazz. Tonight, with guest vocalist      free-thinking approach to the great piano repertoire
     Georgina Jackson they pay homage to the genius           melds a brilliant technique with fresh insights and
     of Duke Ellington, composer of such classics as          has garnered him plaudits on both sides of the
     Stompin’ at the Savoy, Take the ‘A’ Train and Caravan.   Atlantic. His programme contrasts early Beethoven
     An evening of classic big-band jazz.                     – rough-hewn and radical, with the lyrical serenity
                                                              of Schubert’s unfinished sonata, Janác ˇek’s elegiac
     ‘Crammed on to the stage at Ronnie Scott’s, the
                                                              intensity with the ebullience and innovations of
     musicians supply a series of controlled detonations
                                                              Schumann’s great Romantic fantasy.
     in which instrumental flair goes hand in hand with
     joie de vivre.’ The Times                                ‘There is nothing showy about his piano-playing;
                                                              everything feels completely natural, innately musical,
     Snape 7.30pm Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6
                                                              tightly controlled and deeply felt’ BBC Music Magazine
     Amplified performance
                                                              Snape 7.30pm Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6
     Sponsored by
                                                              Backstage tour 12 noon (see page 37)
Thursday 12 August 7.30pm                                 Friday 13 August 7.30pm                                  11

The South African                                         Marwood and Madzar
Gospel Singers                                            Anthony Marwood violin Aleksander Madzar piano

The South African Gospel Singers                          Schubert Duo in A; Fantasy
Pinise Saul director                                      Schumann Sonata in A minor Op.105
                                                          Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Op.78
Township and tradition meet jazz
                                                          Regular visitors to Aldeburgh, Anthony Marwood and
Soulful, joyous, uplifiting; the original African super
                                                          Aleksander Madzar have formed an instant musical
choir maintains its position as the greatest gospel
                                                          rapport. Established soloists and recitalists both,
choir of them all.
                                                          their formidable technique and elegant yet
Formed in 1979 to fight apartheid, the choir              searching musicianship seem perfectly suited and
embraces township and traditional harmonies, whilst       promises richly rewarding listening in a programme
drawing on Xhosa, Zulu and Suthu vocal tradition.         of 19th-century masterpieces.

Add gospel, jazz and soul, and the blending of            Schubert’s great works for violin and piano frame
influences creates a sound that is both unique and        Schumann’s passionate outpourings and Brahms at
celebrates the very best in South African music.          his sunniest.

This is music that lifts your spirit and soothes          ‘Marwood’s violin tone is like spun gold, and it
your soul.                                                floated effortlessly over Madzar’s crisp and sparkling
                                                          piano accompaniment.’ The Scotsman
‘This is a beautiful music’ The Times
                                                          Snape 7.30pm
Snape 7.30pm
                                                          Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6
Tickets £18, £15, £12, Prom £6

Amplified performance
Saturday 14 August 7.30pm                               Sunday 15 August 7.30pm                                  13

Taraf de Haïdouks                                       The Four Seasons:
Riotous Romanian outlaw folk from the world’s           Nature’s Voice and Verse
greatest gypsy group
                                                        Academy of Ancient Music
Nothing prepares you for seeing Taraf de Haïdouks       Pavlo Beznosiuk violin/director
live. Their shows burst with intense passion and        Joanne Lunn soprano
overflowing energy – they’re guaranteed to get you
                                                        Vivaldi The Four Seasons
on your feet.
                                                        Purcell Arias from The Faery Queen
Championed by Johnny Depp as ‘beyond anything           and arias by Handel
I’ve ever heard’, the clattering virtuosity and
                                                        Four Seasons in one day; nature’s beauty, perfection
passionate gypsy rasp of this orchestra of
                                                        and elemental force is encapsulated by Vivaldi’s
honourable brigands will steal your breath away.
                                                        enduring classic.
‘Wonderful entertainers and one of the planet’s great
                                                        Here it is interweaved with arias by Purcell and
live acts. Wild emotion and artistic virtuosity are
                                                        Handel, exploring the wonders of the natural world.
qualities that usually come as an either/or, but here
                                                        Pastoral scenes, bucolic celebrations, wild storms,
they’re in perfect fusion.’ The Independent
                                                        winter’s chill and spring’s exuberant life force – all
Snape 7.30pm                                            brought to life by the Academy of Ancient Music
Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6                          and crystalline purity of Joanne Lunn’s voice.

                                                        Snape 7.30pm
                                                        Tickets £26, £21, £16, Prom £6

                                                        Supported by the Friends of Aldeburgh Music
14   Monday 16 August                                          Tuesday 17 August 7.30pm

     Aldeburgh Carnival                                        Neil Cowley Trio
     ‘Music, Music, Music’ is the theme for Aldeburgh          Neil Cowley piano
     Carnival 2010, giving entrants wide scope for             Richard Sadler double bass Evan Jenkins drums
     imaginatively decorating houses and floats.
                                                               One of the freshest, most dynamic groups to have
     The Overture is the Carnival Village by the Moot          emerged in recent years, the Neil Cowley Trio
     Hall on Saturday. Sunday’s Interlude sees the mini        transcend traditional boundaries with an eclectic
     marathon, egg boat race and Songs of Praise.              but utterly infectious piano-led melodic jazz-pop.
     Monday’s finale is the lifeboat display, sports and
                                                               Hypnotic ostinatos, awesome piano power, achingly
     the carnival and lantern processions.
                                                               beautiful melodies and quirkily-titled cartoon ditties
     Aldeburgh Music’s new youth group, Group A, will          make for a blend of beauty, wit and rhythmic verve.
     be joining forces with Glyndebourne’s Youth Opera
                                                               This is a style with more than a fleeting acquaintance
     Group to create their entry for the Carnival. The group
                                                               with rock, minimalism, chill-out and dance music, a
     will be led by Alex Wilson and three other artists,
                                                               world that seamlessly incorporates concert hall and
     showcasing a lively and vibrant performance of
                                                               dance floor, sound-track and jazz-dive. As Cowley
     Cuban rhythms.
                                                               himself puts it, this is music for the heart and feet.
     Events will reach a climax with the grand fireworks
                                                               ‘Their most cohesive offering to date… dynamic…
     display on the beach.
                                                               seismic… and delicately lyrical… EST on steroids
     For details buy a programme and visit the carnival        with the attitude of Motorhead’ Record Collector
                                                               Snape 7.30pm
     Group A has generous funding from
                                                               Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6
     The Monument Trust
Wednesday 18 August 7.30pm                                 Thursday 19 August 7.30pm                                  15

Richard Goode                                              Show of Hands
Richard Goode piano                                        An English folk institution

Byrd Pavane and Galliard in G; Pavane and Galliard         A glittering portfolio of original songs, a potent
in A minor Bach Partita No.6                               onstage presence, an acclaimed new album,
Chopin Four Mazurkas Op.33; Polonaise Fantasie             Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed – this multi-
Schubert Sonata in B flat D960                             talented duo, an English folk institution, are at the
                                                           peak of their powers, winners of Best Duo and Best
Richard Goode’s reputation as one of the world’s
                                                           Original Song at this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards.
great pianists is built upon deeply thought yet fresh
and seemingly spontaneous performances. Weighty            Treading the line between roots, blues, country and
yet fleet of foot, precise without ever losing an air of   folk, as at home in the acerbic protest song as the
improvisatory caprice, his live performances are           story-telling ballad, these twenty-first century
treasured, his many recordings sought after.               troubadours invest new life in old material and bring
                                                           the traditional up to date.
His programme combines some of his greatest
passions, Bach, Chopin and Schubert, whose late            ‘Political, passionate, life affirming – this is folk of
masterpiece captivates with its hypnotic repeated          true Olympian proportions.’ FATEA magazine
harmonies, long-breathed melodies and gentle
                                                           Snape 7.30pm
forward propulsion.
                                                           Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6
‘If only more pianists wore their thoughtfulness
                                                           Amplified performance
so lightly.’ The Times

Snape 7.30pm Tickets £22, £18, £15, Prom £6

Backstage tour 12 noon (see page 37)
16   Friday 20 August 5pm                                    Friday 20 August 7.30pm

     Family Prom:                                            Screen Classics
     Carnival of the Animals                                 Aurora Orchestra • Tom Poster, Ian Farrington pianos
                                                             Thomas Gould violin Nicholas Collon conductor
     Aurora Orchestra
     John Barber presenter                                   Bradley Cat Concerto
     Nicholas Collon conductor                               Nico Muhly By All Means; Seeing is Believing
                                                             Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals
     Bradley Cat Concerto
                                                             Gershwin arr. Farrington An American in Paris
     Luke Bedford Willy and Hugh
     Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals                     An evening of film and music in technicolour
     Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumble-bee                features iconic moments from the silver screen and
                                                             the adventurous and innovative Aurora Orchestra.
     Saint-Saëns’ much-loved menagerie of animal portraits
                                                             The dance sequence from An American in Paris and
     is the centrepiece of a special concert for families.
                                                             the recital-wrecking Tom and Jerry are sequences
     Opening with Tom and Jerry causing mayhem at a          that have passed into cinematic folklore.
     piano recital, and including a piece of musical
                                                             Played to a live orchestral accompaniment they
     story-telling based on Anthony Browne’s popular
                                                             frame a new image commission inspired by
     children’s books, this is the perfect start to
                                                             Saint-Saëns and music by Nico Muhly. A composer
     Aldeburgh’s carnival weekend.
                                                             of acclaimed film scores including The Reader, and
     Snape 5pm (ends approx 5.50pm, no interval)             with a list of collaborators that range from Philip
     Tickets £10, Prom £6 Family ticket £20 (2 adults        Glass to Anthony and the Johnsons, Muhly is a
     and 2 children)                                         refreshing and original talent.

                                                             Snape 7.30pm
                                                             Tickets £18, £15, £12, Prom £6
18   Saturday 21 August 7.30pm                                Sunday 22 August 7.30pm

     Transtango                                               Pavel Haas Quartet
     Tango… remixed                                                        ˚˘
                                                              Veronika Jarusková, Eva Karová violin
                                                              Pavel Nikl viola Peter Jarusek cello
     Transtango is a unique multimedia performance
     featuring music, film and dance, a collaboration         Britten Three Divertimenti
     between leading bandoneonist Marcelo Nisinman,               ˘
                                                              Dvor ák String Quartet Op.96 ‘American’
     composer and jazz musician Tim Garland and               Beethoven String Quartet Op.59 No.1 ‘Rasumovsky’
     filmmaker Adam Finch.
                                                              Widely regarded as one of the world’s finest young
     It takes tango, Argentina’s most famous cultural         quartets, the Pavel Haas Quartet continue to thrill
     export, as its starting point and weaves together        listeners with their revelatory performances. Their
     Garland’s tango-inspired compositions for his            youth belies an extraordinary musical maturity and
     six-piece ensemble, the music of Astor Piazolla,         interpretations blend a sharply-etched precision with
     contemporary and traditional dance, and films and        white-hot intensity.
     video projections of modern urban life.
                                                              Their Aldeburgh debut features repertoire close to
     True to tango’s origins, this is a fascinating hybrid,   their heart, including one of their compatriot
     a project that crosses cultures, musical genres and          ˘
                                                              Dvor ák’s best loved works, and Britten’s delightful
     art forms.                                               early character pieces.
     Snape 7.30pm                                             ‘The world’s most exciting string quartet? Well, they
     Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6                           suit the tagline better than most… Their tone is
                                                              large, quasi-orchestral. They take risks… above all,
     Amplified performance
                                                              they play with passion.’ The Times

                                                              Snape 7.30pm Tickets £18, £15, £12, Prom £6

                                                              Supported by The Haskel Family Foundation
Monday 23 August 7.30pm                                Woojun Lee’s new arrangement returns the music            19
                                                       to its original conception, accompanying the NASA
Brian Eno’s Apollo:                                    footage from the Apollo programme projected on
Atmospheres and Soundtracks                            to a large screen, capturing the mesmerizing beauty,
                                                       tranquil mystery and the dizzying scale of the moon
                                                       and Earth, whilst revisiting one of the iconic
B J Cole pedal steel guitar
                                                       moments in 20th-century history.
With breathtaking, original NASA footage!
                                                       ‘Apollo’s moonstruck ambience has aged gracefully,
A feast for lovers of film and music and featuring     and ... [the] spare, fiercely intelligent orchestration
extraordinary original footage of the moon-landings,   gave it the bloom of youth.’ The Guardian
Brian Eno’s ‘zero gravity country and western’ album
                                                       Snape 7.30pm
is recreated ‘live’ in a new version by Icebreaker
                                                       Tickets £18, £15, £12, Prom £6
with pedal steel guitarist B J Cole.
                                                       Amplified performance
Intended to accompany the 1983 film For All
Mankind, music from the album also appeared in
the films 28 Days Later, Traffic and Trainspotting.

Tuesday 24 August 7.30pm                                  Wednesday 25 August 7.30pm                                21

Courtney Pine                                             Melnikov Trio
Courtney Pine saxophones Omar Puente violin               Isabelle Faust violin Jean-Guihen Queyras cello
Cameron Pierre guitar Robert Fordjour drums               Alexander Melnikov piano
Zoe Rahman piano Darren Taylor bass
                                                          Haydn Piano Trio in E flat Hob.XV:29
Transition in Tradition                                   Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat Op.97 ‘Archduke’
                                                          Dvor ák Piano Trio in E minor Op.90 ‘Dumky’
Courtney Pine is not only one of the finest jazz
musicians this country has produced but also a            Cornerstones of the piano repertoire in an Aldeburgh
passionate devotee of musical history.                    debut from this outstanding all-star chamber ensemble.
                                                          Beethoven’s celebrated trio is chamber music on
His latest album, acclaimed by many as his very finest
                                                          a grand scale, its broadly-arching melodies and
work to date, pays tribute to the first great saxophone
                                                          almost symphonic scope giving both immediacy and
star Sidney Bechet. Featuring a superb line-up that
                                                          profundity, whilst Dvorák’s miraculous musical alchemy
draws on influences from South America and
                                                          transforms the apparently humble folk dances of his
Europe as well as Africa and the Caribbean, this is a
                                                          native land into a delightful and substantial whole.
celebration of a pioneering musician as well as a
varied and fascinating collective musical heritage.                                                 ˘
                                                          ‘[Their] warm-hearted generosity with Dvor ák’s lyrical
                                                          gifts was matched by their uncanny ability to make
‘The Jazz Warrior succeeds in broadening our minds
                                                          even the most jolting of Dvor ák’s tempo changes
as well as our ears’ 5* BBC Music Magazine
                                                          feel as easy and natural as drawing breath’ BBC
Snape 7.30pm Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6
                                                          Snape 7.30pm Tickets £20, £17, £14, Prom £6
Supported by                 Amplified performance
                                                          Backstage tour 12 noon (see page 37)
22   Thursday 26 August 7.30pm                               In the second half, Heaney will introduce and read
                                                             a wide selection of his own poems. The Poetry Prom
     The Poetry Prom:                                        is happily timed to celebrate the publication of his
     Seamus Heaney                                           13th collection, Human Chain from Faber. Advance
                                                             copies will be available to purchase.
     An Evening with Seamus Heaney
                                                             ‘Reading Heaney… you feel what the first readers
     Conversation & Live Poetry
                                                             of, say, Keats’s odes or Milton’s 1645 collection
     This year’s 8th Poetry Prom promises an unforgettable   must have felt – the peculiar excitement of watching
     evening in the company of Nobel laureate, Seamus        a new masterwork emerge and take its permanent
     Heaney, described by The Guardian as the ‘greatest      place in our literature.’ The Sunday Times
     poet of our age’.
                                                             Snape 7.30pm
     The first half will feature Heaney ‘in conversation’    Tickets £16, £13, £10, Prom £6
     with Michael Laskey, founder of the Aldeburgh
                                                             In partnership with    Sponsored by
     Poetry Festival and a fellow poet. Heaney will be
                                                             The Poetry Trust
     invited to explore his beginnings as a poet and to
     share some of the principles and encounters that
     have sustained him on his poetic journey. Enjoy
     reflections and recollections from a writing career
     of global significance spanning over forty years.
Friday 27 August 7.30pm

Handel’s Saul
Britten–Pears Baroque Orchestra and soloists
Richard Egarr conductor

Handel Saul

An opera in all but name, Handel’s spectacular
telling of the life and tragic downfall of King Saul is
one of his finest works.

Here are grand tableaux, sharply drawn characters

and an extravagant, but dramatically taut score full
of daring harmonic invention, masterly dramatic
structure and an unfailing ability to get to the heart
of a very universal human story.

It calls for large orchestral forces and a theatrical
approach from its cast – who better to present it
than the young singers and period instruments of
the Britten–Pears Programme under the direction of
one of this country’s most respected Handelians.

Snape 7.30pm Tickets £24, £20, £15, Prom £6

The Britten–Pears
Young Artist Programme
is generously supported by
24   Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 August

     The Big Latin Weekend with Alex Wilson

     Alex Wilson’s many visits to Snape       intimate solo piano concert featuring
     have left a lasting impression and       new music from Alex’s forthcoming
     his unforgettable Mali Latino project,   solo piano album.
     born in West Africa but developed in
                                              The weekend’s grand finale is a
     Aldeburgh, was one of the highlights
                                              Prom bringing all of Alex’s diverse
     of 2009.
                                              musical influences into one deliciously
     The Big Latin Weekend is the             varied concert which will include
     opportunity for total immersion in the   Cuban bagpiper Wilber Calver, a
     many facets of Latin music including     collaboration with the Aldeburgh Young
     dance and percussion workshops,          Musicians, soul diva Naomi Phillips
     a salsa night with Alex’s brand new      and violin maestro, Omar Puente.
     group, a Latin violin workshop with
                                              An inclusive ticket for all the
     Cuban maestro Omar Puente, dance
                                              weekend’s events (three concerts,
     classes with Salsa Chillout’s
                                              dance class and a workshop) is
     Yolande Lewis, a collaboration with
                                              available for £35.
     Aldeburgh Young Musicians and an
Saturday 28 August 2pm                                 Saturday 28 August 9pm                                  25

Alex Wilson – Solo                                     Salsa Dance Night
Alex Wilson piano                                      Hot music and dancing til midnight

Alex’s new solo piano album returns him to his first   Whether you’re completely new to salsa dance or a
love, and his inventive, thoughtful playing and        committed aficionado, Saturday night in the Britten
melodic, soulful jazz is a delight.                    Studio is the place to be for an explosive set of
                                                       blistering Latin rhythms, meaty trombone sounds
Mesmerizing virtuosity melds with mellow lyricism
                                                       and scorching latin piano from Alex’s newly created
in a set that is suffused with the spirit of many of
                                                       salsa orchestra.
his most successful collaborations from Colombia to
Cuba, Jamaica to Mali.                                 Warm up with dance classes from Salsa Chillout’s
                                                       Yolande Lewis, a woman with a happy knack of
The intimate setting of the Britten Studio is the
                                                       putting everyone at ease and guaranteeing an
perfect place to hear this most inspiring and
                                                       enjoyable experience of this wonderful partner dance.
innovative of musicians go it alone.
                                                       Alex’s live band set will be followed by a DJ and
Britten Studio, Snape 2pm
                                                       dancing until midnight – this is an evening of the
Tickets £8
                                                       very best in live salsa music.

                                                       Dance Classes 6.30pm (beginners) and 7.30pm
                                                       (improvers and advanced). Free to ticket holders
                                                       but please book
                                                       Britten Studio, Snape 9pm (ends at midnight)
                                                       Tickets £18 Please note there will be limited seating

                                                       Amplified performance
26       Sunday 29 August 2pm

         Workshop: Cuban Violin
         with Omar Puente

         Have you ever wanted to play Cuban music on the
         violin? Have you ever been nervous about playing
         syncopated latin music or improvising a solo?
         This introductory workshop will set you on the path
         of starting to play and improvise in the Cuban style
         and broaden your musical horizons to include the
         incredible musical heritage of Cuba.

     &   The session will be lead by Cuban maestro, Omar
         Puente, one of the UK’s foremost violinists in the
         latin and jazz genres. The material covered will
         be based on part of the newly released book ‘Play
         Violin the Cuban Way’, penned by Omar Puente
         and Alex Wilson.

         Jerwood Kiln Studio, Snape 2pm
         Tickets £8
Sunday 29 August 2pm                                  Sunday 29 August 7.30pm                              27

Workshop: Afro-Latin Percussion                       Alex Wilson: Latin Journeys
with Davide Giovannini                                Alex Wilson Salsa Orchestra
                                                      Naomi Phillips vocals Omar Puente violin
An exciting opportunity open to everyone to play
                                                      Wilber Calver bagpipes
with one of the country’s leading Afro-Cuban/
Brazilian percussionists.                             Latin exuberance, instrumental virtuosity,
                                                      searing vocals.
Davide will be introducing two Afro-Latin rhythms –
conga from Cuba and batucada from Brazil.             The culmination of a packed weekend’s events
                                                      features a unique, one-off performance by a
Please feel free to bring along percussion
                                                      remarkable ensemble comprising a world premiere
instruments, or simply turn up to play!
                                                      of new material by Cuban bagpiper Wilber Calver,
Britten Studio, Snape 2pm                             violinist Omar Puente performing tunes from his
Tickets £8                                            latest album, soul diva Naomi Phillips and a cameo
                                                      appearance from Aldeburgh Young Musicians. At the
                                                      helm, Alex Wilson’s blisteringly taut piano.

                                                      From a caressing whisper to a joyful explosion of
                                                      sound, this is a journey through the full range of
                                                      the Afro-Latin tradition – with a few special
                                                      surprises included.

                                                      Snape 7.30pm
                                                      Tickets £18, £15, £12, Prom £6

                                                      Amplified performance
28   Monday 30 August 7.30pm                                Familiarity with Beethoven’s famous symphony and
                                                            its triumphal finale cannot lessen the impact of its
     Australian Chamber Orchestra                           legendary opening whilst the tragic, heroic figure
     Australian Chamber Orchestra                           of Coriolan is also heralded by a powerful unison
     Richard Tognetti director Dejan Lazic piano            orchestral statements. By contrast the concerto’s
                                                            deceptive simplicity and famously daring solo piano
     Beethoven Overture ‘Coriolan’
                                                            opening stands as an oasis of peace. Led by the
     Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
                                                            charismatic Richard Tognetti, ACO has blazed a
     Beethoven Symphony No.5
                                                            trail for thrilling un-conducted performances of the
     One of the world’s finest chamber orchestras and       chamber orchestra repertoire.
     Beethoven at his most revolutionary. Featuring three
                                                            Snape 7.30pm
     of the most compelling openings in all music, these
                                                            Tickets £30, £24, £17, Prom £6
     masterpieces pitch the listener headlong into the
     musical drama.
Friday 30 July – Sunday 8 August                                      29

Suffolk Coastal Deckchairs
With contributions from more than forty artists

This unique collection of deckchair canvases will
visit Snape on its tour of East Anglia before being
auctioned to raise funds to support the vital work of
St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich.

The exhibition will feature contributions from more
than forty artists from a variety of artforms,
including Anthony Horowitz, Meg Rosoff, Esther
Freud, Bernard Hill, Sean Bean, David McKee,
Helen Oxenbury, Kevin Crossley Holland, Brian
Whelan, Susan Gunn and Tim Fargher.

For more information, please also visit

Concert Hall Gallery 2pm until the end of
each performance

                                                        David McKee
    Wednesday 4 – Friday 13 August

    A Day at the Seaside
    An Interactive Installation

    A Day at the Seaside is a digital re-imagining of the
    Aldeburgh coastline.

    As part of Aldeburgh Education’s LAB activity,
    Matthew C Applegate has been researching and
    developing this project for 10 months.

    Working with Dave Chatting, Mike Challis and local

    schools and using field recordings and new audio-
    visual technology, Matthew has created a virtual
    beach, taking the sights and sounds of the natural
    environment and recreating them within our award-
    winning Dovecote Studio.

    Dovecote Studio, Snape 12 noon–7pm

    With generous support from

    and additional support from the Limbourne Trust
Monday 9 – Monday 30 August                                                             31

John Taylor

‘I start thinking, trying to open my eyes wider, trying
not to repeat myself and trying always to see the
world afresh.’

Scottish-born artist John Taylor has been photographing
his Aldeburgh series for over ten years, having been
drawn to the town by a passion for Britten’s music
and kept here by the quality of the light.

Taylor studied at Dundee College of Art and the
Royal College of Art in London. His work featured in
Art of the Garden at Tate Britain and can be found
throughout the booking brochure for the 63rd
Aldeburgh Festival.

For more information, please also visit

Concert Hall Gallery 2pm until the end of
each performance
                                                          Aldeburgh 16 by John Taylor
July – September                                   Friday 16 – Sunday 18 July                             33

Throughout the Summer                              Aldeburgh at Latitude
From July to September, there                      Brothers in Arms
are several opportunities to hear                  The pioneering spirit of Latitude, Suffolk’s other
Aldeburgh Music’s ensembles,                       international music festival, has meant that in five
                                                   years it has established itself as one of the most
discover emerging talent and
                                                   eclectic events in the UK’s summer festival
spot future stars in a series of                   calendar. Aldeburgh Music is proud to present two
masterclasses, open sessions                       of our recent, pioneering projects, Faster Than
                                                   Sound and Into the Little Hill. While the latter
and concerts.
                                                   transports George Benjamin’s masterly opera around
                                                   the Pied Piper of Hamelin tale to a party setting,
                                                   served together with the Opera Group and London
Sunday 4 July 2.30pm
                                                   Sinfonietta, Faster Than Sound brings its trademark
Britten–Pears Chamber Choir                        innovative collaborations between classical and
                                                   digital worlds through ambassador, the London
Britten–Pears Chamber Choir
                                                   Contemporary Orchestra.
Ben Parry conductor
                                                   More information and tickets
Music for a summer’s afternoon – a cappella
choral music by Debussy, Ravel, Vaughan Williams   Faster Than Sound is generously supported by
and Britten.

Blythburgh Church 2.30pm
Tickets £10 Under 27s half price
34   Wednesday 21 – Friday 30 July                          Friday 23 July 6pm

     Scenes from Mozart Operas                              Aldeburgh Young Musicians
     Claudio Desderi, Laura Sarti guest teachers            and National Youth Orchestra
     Renowned Mozart baritone Claudio Desderi works         Open Session: New Frontiers
     with talented young singers and pianists from the
                                                            Aldeburgh Young Musicians join forces with
     Britten–Pears Programme on scenes and arias from
                                                            members of the National Youth Orchestra and the
     Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte and
                                                            South Asian Music Youth Orchestra for a unique
                                                            summer fusion. Together they will explore musical
     These semi-staged performances will be coached by      frontiers, blending the styles of the East and West
     veteran bel canto specialist, mezzo Laura Sarti.       to create striking sonic flavours for the 21st century.
                                                            Come and hear the results – and celebrate the unity
     Masterclasses: Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape
                                                            of Britain’s best young players – in a performance
     21–25 and 27–29 July, 2pm and 4.30pm
                                                            that promises to bridge oceans and continents.
     Tickets £4 per session or Pass £25 (all sessions)
                                                            Britten Studio, Snape 6pm
     Workshop performance: Britten Studio, Snape
                                                            Tickets £5
     30 July, 3pm
     Tickets £4                                             Aldeburgh Young Musicians is funded by the

     The Britten–Pears Young
     Artist Programme is
     generously supported by
Thursday 2 – Friday 10 September                        Monday 13 – Wednesday 22 September                     35

Strauss and Wolf Lieder                                 International Academy of
Roger Vignoles course director                          String Quartets
Susan Youens, Penny Mackay guest teachers
                                                        Isabel Charisius and Ilan Gronich course directors
Lieder pianist Roger Vignoles explores the
                                                        Aldeburgh’s world-renowned annual programme for
interpretation of masterpieces by two of the greatest
                                                        developing young quartets kicks off with master-
song composers with singers and pianists from the
                                                        classes by Isabel Charisius. She is joined this year
Britten–Pears Programme. Vocal consultant Penny
                                                        by violinist Ilan Gronich, former member of the
Mackay assists with input from lieder specialist
                                                        Israeli and Kreuzberger Quartets.
Susan Youens.
                                                        Masterclasses: Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape
Masterclasses: Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape
                                                        13–16 and 18–22 September, 2pm and 4.30pm
2–5 and 7–9 September, 2pm and 4.30pm
                                                        Tickets £4 per session or Pass £25 (all sessions)
Tickets £4 per session or Pass £25 (all sessions)
                                                        Recital: Britten Studio, Snape 22 September, 3pm
Recital: Britten Studio, Snape 10 September, 3pm
                                                        Tickets £4
Tickets £4
                                                        Supported by
Supported by the Scarfe Charitable Trust

The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme is
generously supported by The Britten–Pears Foundation

                                                        The Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme is
                                                        generously supported by The Britten–Pears Foundation
36   Booking details                         Box Office opening hours:
                                             Aldeburgh High Street
                                                                                   valid when all tickets are booked
                                                                                   at the same time and are issued
     Advance postal booking dates            Mon–Sat 9.30am–4.30pm                 per individual.)
     Annual Donors and Friends               Closes 1pm Carnival Day
     until Friday 21 May                                                           Young Persons’ Tickets (not
                                             Snape Maltings Concert Hall
     Advance Booking List from                                                     available on £6 Proms tickets)
                                             July: Mon–Fri 9.30am–4.30pm
     Monday 24 May                                                                 6–27 year olds get £5 off tickets
                                             Sat–Sun 1pm–5pm
                                                                                   in price ranges A to C.
     General Booking                         August: 9.30am–7.30pm
     Opens on Friday 4 June                  Closed Carnival Day                   Group Discounts
                                                                                   10% discount available for
     By Post, for Annual Donors,             Reservations
                                                                                   groups of 12 or more. During
     Friends, Advance Booking List           Unpaid reservations are held for
                                                                                   advance postal booking, group
     Forms are processed in order            three working days after which
                                                                                   bookings are at the discretion
     of receipt, within each booking         they are released for sale. Tickets
                                                                                   of the Box Office Manager.
     category. We strongly recommend         booked within three days of a
     sending back your completed             performance must be purchased         Wheelchair users
     form as soon as possible after          at the time of booking.               A concession of 50% is
     receiving it. Please return forms to:                                         available to companions of
     Aldeburgh Music                         Discounts                             wheelchair users and those with a
     Snape Maltings Concert Hall                                                   registered disability.
                                             Discounts are not available for
     Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP                 £6 Prom tickets.                      Concessions
     or by email:                                                                  Available seats will be sold at               Buy a Proms Pass and                  half price to those under 27,
                                             save money (not available on          the registered unemployed and
     By Phone                                £6 Proms tickets)
     From Friday 4 June                                                            students in full-time education,
                                             4–8 concerts, save £1 per ticket,     three days prior to each concert.
     Tel: 01728 687110                       9–12 concerts, save £1.50 per
     In Person / Online                      ticket, 13+ concerts, save £2         Please note all discounts are
     From Friday 4 June                      per ticket (Proms Passes are only     made subject to availability, and
                                                                                   discounts cannot be combined.
£6 Prom Tickets on the day           Backstage Tours                      Snape Maltings Concert Hall           37
Twenty Prom Tickets will be                                               Britten Studio, Hoffmann Building
available from 9.30am on the day     On Wednesdays throughout
of the event. Bookings in person     the Proms, there will be guided
please, and limited to one per       tours of the Concert Hall.
booker. Queuing is advisable.        Tours start at 12 noon and last      The Concert Hall and the
                                     approximately one hour. Advance      Hoffmann Building have space
Proms seats for hire                 booking is essential.                for wheelchairs, lift access to all
                                     Tickets £3.50 (under 27s £2)         levels, and operate an infra-red
If you Prom you sit on the floor                                          hearing system which can be used
at the front of the Concert Hall.                                         with or without a hearing aid.
Please note that due to fire         Access
regulations, visitors are kindly     Please inform the Box Office if
asked to bring small-sized                                                Peter Pears Recital Room
                                     you have access requirements so
cushions only into the Concert       that they may advise you on the
Hall (38cm/15 inch square max).      most appropriate seats.
Alternatively you can hire a                                              There is no dedicated parking
Prom seat for £3 which you are       Parking for people with              for blue/orange badge holders at
recommended to reserve as there      disabilities at Snape                the Peter Pears Recital Room.
are a limited number: telephone      Spaces are provided for blue/        Please allow sufficient time.
01728 687100.                        orange badge holders and must
Seats with frames, fold-up chairs,   be booked in advance. Should
picnic stools and standing are       you require one please inform        To receive this
not allowed.                         the Box Office when booking.
                                     Please arrive early to secure your
                                     parking space.
                                                                          brochure in another
                                                                          format, please call
                                                                          01728 687100.
38   Snape Maltings        Key                              General information
     Concert Hall          A     Highest ticket price       Friends and Advance Booking List
                           B                                Aldeburgh Music runs a year-
     seating plan                                           round programme of events. To
                           C                                keep up-to-date you can become
                                 PROM Lowest ticket price   a Friend or join the Advance
                                                            Booking List which will entitle
                                                            you to a number of benefits
                                                            including receiving all our
                                                            mailings. For further information,
                                                            please phone 01728 687100 or
               B                                            email
                                                            Support our work
                                                            Aldeburgh Music relies on the
                                                            generosity of numerous
                                                            individuals, businesses, trusts
                       A                                    and foundations to carry out its
                                                            ambitious artistic programme.
                                                            If you would like to be involved
                                            C               either as an individual or via
                                                            your business, please contact
                                                            Kate Lloyd on 01728 687100
                                                            or email
Visitor Centre                       How to find us                                       By Train National Express East            39
Our new visitor and information                                                           Anglia operate a service from
centre will be open adjacent to      By Car                                               London–Saxmundham via Ipswich.
the Concert Hall Foyer, selling      Signposted from the A12,                             Tel: 0845 600 7245.
recordings of music and artists      take the A1094 off the A12,
in the Proms, new releases and       turn right at Snape Church for                       By Taxi We advise you book a taxi
bestsellers. Tel: 01728 687100       Snape Maltings.                                      prior to travelling; contact A2B
                                     Parking at Snape                                     cars on 01728 633003.
Aldeburgh Alumni Club
Our alumni have been getting         Free parking is available at Snape                   By Bus There are bus services
back in touch with us from all       Maltings Concert Hall. Please                        from both Aldeburgh and
over the world. See what friends     arrive early to allow time for                       Woodbridge to Snape with a bus
and colleagues are up to and visit   parking, or consider coming by                       stop outside the Maltings.
us on           special coach.                                       Tel: 0870 6082608.
Please contact Megan Peel on if you
have any submissions or would                                 Bury St Edmunds
like further information.                                                                 A140
                                                                            A14                              Snape
Aldeburgh American Scholarships                                                                               A1094     Aldeburgh
give the top young musicians               Cambridge                                                         Snape Maltings
                                                                                                     B1069   Concert Hall
from the USA an opportunity to
add an international dimension to                                                 Ipswich           A1152      Orford
their professional development by                                                                 Woodbridge
attending courses at the Britten–          M11
Pears Young Artist Programme.
If you would like further                                                         Colchester
information, please email Megan                        A120

Peel on

 Eating at Snape                      The Metfield Bakery is owned         41
                                      and run by Stuart Oetzmann, a
 Now in their second year as our      chef who trained under the Roux
 exclusive caterers, Metfield at      Brothers, Sally Clarke and Anthony
 Aldeburgh Music will be providing    Worrall Thompson. Aldeburgh
 an excellent choice of dining        Music is delighted to have Stuart
 options for the Snape Proms.         and his team as our exclusive
• A delicious range of hot food       caterers, with their flair and
  and puddings in the informal        passion for local food. Metfield
  Oyster Bar                          rear their own pork, chickens,
                                      ducks and geese from a Norfolk
• A cold food counter stocked         smallholding, bake their own
  with a variety of salads, seafood   bread and make their own jam.
  and smoked fish
                                      For Snape Proms concerts in the
• A fully stocked bar with            Britten Studio, the Hoffmann
  proper coffee                       Building is equipped with a fully
                                      stocked bar, and will serve snacks
• Traditional waiter-service in the
                                      such as olives, crisps, homemade
  top floor Restaurant, open before
                                      breadsticks, and coffee. The bar
  and after all performances in the
                                      will open one hour before the
  Concert Hall. Please pre-book
                                      performance. For a more
  your table through the Box Office
                                      substantial meal pre-Britten
  on 01728 687110.
                                      Studio events we recommend the
 The Oyster Bar is open two           Metfield Café, a stone’s throw
 hours before concerts, and again     from the Hoffmann Building.
                                      For all catering bookings and
 We regret that picnics are not       enquiries please contact the
 allowed anywhere on the site.        Box Office on 01728 687110.
42   Our advertisers are important       Albion House, Snape,                   Snape. S/c converted barns and
     to us – please tell them you        Welcoming B&B, a short stroll          stables. 4 apartments. Sleeps
     found them here.                    from Snape Maltings.                   2–4. Total 10.
                                         Tel/Fax: 01728 687612                  Tel: 01728 689071

     Where to stay                       B&B in Snape                           Snape B&B. 2 double rooms (one
                                         Short stroll from Snape Maltings.      ensuite) and 1 single. Off-street
     B&B and Self-catering
                                         Tel/Fax 01728 688877                   parking.
     At Snape Maltings Stunning two      Mobile 0773 3113754                    Tel: 01728 688862
     bedroom apartments with a
                                         Snape. A cosy self-catering            Aldeburgh, The Gallery.
     private terrace, looking onto the
                                         cottage. Quiet location, sleeps 4.     Comfortable, convenient B&B.
     courtyard, available for rental                                            Tel: 01728 454734
     throughout the year. Part of the
     new courtyard residential           Snape. Teacup Cottage for 2.           Aldeburgh, The Toll House. B&B
     development. Private carparking.    Delightfully renovated well equipped   with all rooms en-suite. 10 mins
     Tel: 01728 688303                   Victorian cottage, on village green.   walk to town centre and beach.             Private garden and parking.            Tel: 01728 453239
                                         Tel: 01728 830682            
     An amble to Snape Maltings.
     Flemings Lodge, recommended                                                Aldeburgh, delightful ground floor
     in Which? Good B&B Guide.           Snape Cottages. Rural, beautiful       garden apartment for two. Parking.
     Tel/Fax 01728 688502                and high quality. Sleep 2–14.          Tel: 01473 822308           Short breaks & dogs welcome. 
                                         Tel: 07802 878172
     A short walk to The Maltings                                               Aldeburgh B&B, quiet location,
     Where Benjamin Britten lived and                                           great seaview. Large rooms,
     wrote Peter Grimes. The Old Mill,   Snape, new B&B. Off street             excellent breakfasts.
     Snape. Tel: 01728 687906            parking, 2 double rooms (1 en          Tel: 01728 453859              suite) & 1 single.                     Tel: 07792 629859             Tel: 01728 688862            
Aldeburgh, self-catering 6 bed        Big Tree B&B, Kelsale. B&B or self-   Buckland House B&B 4 star luxury     43
Victorian family house on sea         catering accommodation in annex       accommodation near Halesworth.
front, superb sea views. Wi-fi,       of Georgian house. 10 mins Snape.     15 mins from Southwold. 3 rooms
large kitchen, aga.                   Tel: 01728 604320                     all ensuite. Excellent breakfasts.
Tel: 01394 382126                         Tel: 01986 781413                                                          Butley Mills, 5 miles Snape.
                                      Self-catering – 5 apartments,
Aldringham IP16 4LU. Cottage          2 houses, sleep 2–6 or totals for     Grange Farm. Dennington.
B&B. In A.O.N.B. En-suite rooms,      groups 12, 18 or 30.                  Superb 14th-century moated
use of courtyard, off-road parking.   Tel: 01394 450401                     house. Spacious grounds, tennis
Tel: 01728 830856                            court, homemade bread and
                                      Country House B&B. Idyllic Grade      marmalade.
The Anchor, Walberswick –
                                      II house in Alde Valley. Beautiful    Tel: 01986 798388
Currently 400 yards from the                                      
beach. We provide simple B&B          rooms, delicious breakfasts.
accommodation in 6 spacious           Tel: 01728 663445                     Friston. 1 Mosses Cottage, sleeps
garden rooms (some newly          3. Comfortable cottage with open
refurbished) and two rooms              fire, garden. Pets allowed. Snape
upstairs, all en-suite. Fresh         Coach House offering beautiful        less than 3 miles.
seasonal food and beer and wine       en-suite rooms within the walled      Tel: 020 78200740
matching. We have a private           gardens of our Grade II listed
dining room, ideal for functions      Georgian House. Luxury      
and individual menus. Food and        accommodation and delicious           Friston. Modernised period
drink events available.               breakfasts! Tel: 01394 387818         cottage between Snape and
Tel: 01502 722112                               Aldeburgh. Large garden, ensuite,                                                 sauna.
Ashanwell B&B, Orford. En-suite                                             Tel: 01603 506595
accomodation, off-road parking.                                   
Tel: 01394 450882
44   Iken B&B – delightful position,     Georgian town house, self catering,      Peasenhall. St Michaels View, 5
     2 miles from Snape.                 sleeps 5, all amenities, modern          star ETB. Luxury, spacious modern
     Tel: 01728 688801                   kitchen, dining room, living room on     house in quiet location. Sleeps 6.              to garden, off-street parking. Close     3 bedrooms, fully equipped,
                                         to Snape, Aldeburgh & beaches.           parking & garden. Dog welcome.
     Iken, The Old Stable 4 star         Tel: 07957 407906                        Twixt Aldeburgh & Southwold.
     self-catering holiday cottage                       Tel: 01728 638962
     overlooking River Alde. Sleeps 6.
                                         Overlooking Minsmere & near    
     Downstairs twin-bedded room,
                                         Aldeburgh. Stylish comfortable 
     shower/toilet. Large living area.
     Upstairs king-size and twin-        cottage in idyllic setting. 2 bed 2
                                                                                  Saxmundham. Pattles Farm. 4
     bedded rooms plus bath/toilet.      bath, sleeps 4.
                                                                                  star B&B, family friendly. A 500
                                         Tel: 01728 830981
     Tel: 01728 688263                                                            year-old farmhouse with double
                                                                                        room or suite (sleeps 2–6).
                                         Middleton, near Snape. Lovely cosy       Tel: 01728 604640
     Near Snape, Aldeburgh, Minsmere.    refurbished flint cottage, sleeps 3 +1
     s/c garden apartments.                                             
                                         Tel: 07818 225039
     Sleeps 2 (£54pn, £360pw),                                                    Shingle Street. Magical sea view,
     smaller (£50pn, £340pw)             Orford. The Old Butchers B&B.            en suite accommodation,
     weekends available.                 Listed building in centre of             excellent breakfast. Birdwatching
     Tel: 01728 688306                   village, five miles from Snape.          and great walks. Dogs welcome.                    Rooms en-suite with all facilities.      Tel: 01394 411354
                                         Tel: 01394 450517
     The Old Rectory. Campsea Ashe.                                     
     A beautiful Georgian rectory set             Sibton, farmhouse B&B,
     in acres of tranquil gardens. So                                             double & twin en-suite. Peaceful
     much more than a B&B, with          Woodhall Manor Exclusive house
                                         hire, 12 luxury en-suite bedrooms,       moated garden.
     dinner and afternoon teas. Seven                                             Tel: 01728 660562
                                         beautiful grounds. Stunning venue
     delightful en-suite bedrooms.                                      
                                         for weddings, business retreats
     Snape only 3 miles.
                                         and corporate or private events.
     Tel: 01728 746524
                                         Tel: 01394 411288
Thorpeness. Tastefully renovated    Woodbridge Luxurious B&B in         Tel: 01394 412304                       45
self-catering cottage by the sea.   your own self-contained 2 storey
Sleeps 6. Private parking.          studio. Wholesome breakfasts!
Tel: 01728 746475                   Tel: 01394 386644
                                                                        Best of Suffolk – Stylish and well 
                                                                        appointed holiday cottages along
                                    Yoxford Sans Souci. B&B with        the Suffolk coast and surrounding
Thorpeness: delightful period       luxury en-suite bedrooms, 4 stars   countryside. Tel: 01728 638962
cottage on coast. Sleeps 6, 2       and silver award.         
bathrooms.                          Tel: 01728 668827                   Heritage Hideaways. High quality
Tel: 07825 615222                     holiday cottages on the Suffolk
                                                                        Heritage Coast.
Thorpeness seaside house. Self-     Accommodation Agencies              Tel: 01502 578278
catering. Sleeps 2–5. Deck.                                   
Garden. Log burner. Walk to         Aldeburgh & Southwold
                                    Special offers available! Large     JustSuffolk Self-catering and
beach, Meare, pub, golf, bistro.                                        Guest Accommodation.
Tel: 07711 612804                   houses sleeping up to 20.
                                    2–6 bedroom sea front cottages.
                                    Tel: 01728 454899                   Orford Cottages. Luxury self-catering
                               properties in Orford and Sudbourne.
Tunstall Romany Studio. 2 miles                                         Tel: 01728 687844
from Snape, Art Gallery and B&B!    Pamela Pask – Aldeburgh Lettings
Tel: 01728 688264                   High quality self-catering
                                    accommodation.                      Suffolk Secrets. Self-catering
Tunstall. 2 miles from Snape.       Tel: 01728 453503                   for the discerning. Over 240
Comfy cottage, enclosed gardens,        Visit Britain inspected properties
3B/6P, weeks or short breaks.         throughout Suffolk.
Tel: 0208 3429299                                                       Tel: 01502 722717
                                    Suffolk Cottage Holidays. 
                                    Aldeburgh, Snape and throughout
                                    Suffolk. Self-cater in style.
46   Hotels                                  for morning coffee, light lunches,      and paintings. Sunken terrace
                                             afternoon tea and dinner. Sunday        garden in which morning coffee,
     The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh.
                                             roasts a speciality. 2–5 bedroom        bar lunches and afternoon teas
     Situated a pebble's throw from the
                                             apartments are also available for       are served. Restaurant awarded 2
     beach, the newly refurbished and
                                             short breaks throughout the year.       AA Rosettes. Private car parking.
     contemporary Brudenell Hotel has
     44 en-suite bedrooms, many with         Tel: 01728 452176                       Tel: 01728 452312
     beautiful sea, river or countryside         
     views. Enjoy fantastic food served          
     in the panoramic AA two rosette         The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness.            White Lion Hotel. The White Lion
     restaurant or al fresco on the          Popular and well known to the           Hotel is situated on the seafront
     sea-facing terrace. Open daily to       locals for its relaxed, informal,       in Aldeburgh and has 38 en-suite
     non-residents.                                                                  bedrooms, many with lovely sea
                                             friendly service and delicious
     Tel: 01728 452071
                                             seasonal food all sourced from the      views. The AA rosette restaurant
                                             immediate area. The bar dispenses       and informal bar offer a real
                                             award winning real ales and has         flavour of Suffolk, with fresh local
     Seckford Hall, Woodbridge. Highly-      an excellent wine cellar. A roaring     fish a speciality. Open daily to
     commended 16th-century country          log fire in the winter, a huge garden   non-residents for morning coffee,
     house hotel and restaurant. Indoor      with barbeques in the summer and        lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
     heated swimming pool, beauty salon      well appointed en-suite bedrooms.       Tel: 01728 452720
     and 18-hole golf. Early/late suppers.   The Dolphin Inn, a short stroll
     Tel: 01394 385678                       from the beach, is a must visit.                Tel: 01728 454994                           Where to eat
     Thorpeness Hotel. A short drive         The Wentworth Hotel, A country          Metfield Café at Snape Maltings
     from Aldeburgh and overlooking          house hotel overlooking the sea.        Open daily from 10am
     the Meare and golf course,              35 bedrooms many with sea views.        All day café, brunch, lunch menu
     Thorpeness Hotel has 36 en-suite        Elegant and comfortable lounges         and pre-concert menu.
     bedrooms. The restaurant and bar        with open fires, antique furniture      Tel: 01728 687980
     are open daily to non-residents
Plough & Sail, Snape Maltings.        Orford: The King’s Head historic      White Horse, Rendham, freehouse,       47
A fine dining experience awaits at    13C cosy pub and B&B, wood-           from A12 take B1119 towards
the Plough & Sail where you will      burner, great real ales, classic      Framlingham. A traditional village
enjoy the finest in locally sourced   lunch and dinner favourites using     pub serving real ales and real food.
produce, fresh Aldeburgh fish,        local ingredients.                    Evening meals from 6.30pm.
perfectly conditioned cask ales       Tel: 01394 450271                     Tel: 01728 663497
and our selection of fine wines.
Only 100 yards from the concert
                                      The Lighthouse, 77 High Street,
hall, you can trust our experienced   Aldeburgh. Sara Fox and Peter         What else to do
team to get you to the concert on     Hill. Morning coffee, lunchtime       Snape Maltings is a unique
time. Pre-concert dining all year     and evening restaurant seven          collection of Victorian buildings
round, post-concert dining            days a week. Good Food Guide          nestled beside the River Alde.
available through prior booking.      and Bib Gourmand in Michelin.
Tel: 01728 688413                                                           Alongside the Concert Hall is an
                                      Good reviews by both Jonathan         eclectic mix of shops & galleries,         Meades and Matthew Norman.                                                         a tea shop and a public house to
                                      Tel: 01728 453377
                                    fill the collection of buildings.
farmcafé & foodmarket, (A12)                                                Snape Maltings also hosts a farmers
Marlesford, Woodbridge IP13 0AG.      152 aldeburgh. High Street,           market, river trips and RSPB guided
Nationally acclaimed quality café     Aldeburgh. Morning coffee,            walks along the Alde Estuary. Open
& shop providing local food.          lunch and dinner 7 days a week.       daily from 10am. Free car parking.
Tel: 01728 747717                     Pre and post-concert suppers.         Tel: 01728 688303                    Recommended in Good Food Guide.
                                      Tel: 01728 454594
Lady Florence River Cruise                                        
Restaurant. Cruises from Orford,      The Pelican Bar & Grill open
                                                                            Antique & Collectors Centre,
morning brunch, a la carte lunch      daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner,
                                                                            Snape Maltings, 10am–5pm daily.
and dinner. Colour leaflet.           teas and coffees, 7 days a week.
                                      Pre and Post concert bookings         Tel: 01728 688038
Tel: 07831 698298                   welcome. Oakley Sq, Aldeburgh.               Tel: 01728 454233
48   Aldeburgh Music Club, a choral       Avocet, Aldeburgh. The shop and      Three choirs, Saturday 10 July
     society founded by Benjamin          gallery with parallel taste.         7.30pm at SMCH, Walton’s
     Britten for local people, meets to   Tel: 01728 452928                    Belshazzar’s Feast and V
     rehearse in Aldeburgh Community                                           Williams’ A Sea Symphony,
                                          Lady Florence River Cruise
     & Sports Centre on Tuesdays at                                            performed by Stowmarket
                                          Restaurant. Cruises from Orford,
     7.30pm from September to May.                                             Chorale, Eye Bach Choir, The
                                          morning brunch, a la carte lunch
     The next event is Haydn’s Creation   and dinner. Colour leaflet.          English Arts Chorale; cond.
     at Snape Maltings Concert Hall       Tel: 07831 698298                    Leslie Olive. £15–£22.
     on Saturday 22 May at 7.30pm.        
     To find out more:          
     Tel: 01728 602217
                                          Long Shop Museum, Main Street,
                                                                               Advertise here
     Suffolk County Council’s official    Leiston. Open from 1st April to      To advertise your accommodation
     countryside website has all you      end of October. Home of the          or business here please contact
     need to plan your time in Suffolk.   Garrett collection. Agricultural,    Jo Charles, Corporate Events
     Download free maps and guides        Industrial and Social History.       Manager, on 01728 687144 or
     and get great ideas on everything           email
     from a riverside stroll to                                      
                                          O&C Butcher Ladieswear,
     exceptional bird watching and
                                          Menswear, Footwear. 129–131
     country events at
                                          High St Aldeburgh
                                          Tel: 01728 452229
     The Britten–Pears Chamber Choir
     always welcomes new singers.
                                          Slaughden Wines, 142 High
     Rehearsals Thursdays 7.30pm,
                                          Street, Aldeburgh. Fine wine
     Hoffmann Building, Snape.
                                          retail outlet of Richard Kihl Ltd.
     For auditions, call Carolin
                                          Tel: 01728 454455
     Barnfield on 01728 687160,
Acknowledgements                Aldeburgh Music works in               Aldeburgh Music is a registered
                                close association with the             charity No: 261383 and a company
Aldeburgh Music gratefully      Britten–Pears Foundation and           limited by guarantee registered in
acknowledges generous revenue   gratefully acknowledges their          England and Wales No. 980281
and capital support from:       substantial financial support for      Aldeburgh Festival is a
                                the Britten–Pears Young Artist         registered trademark ®
                                Programme, as well as a very
                                                                       The right is reserved to substitute
                                substantial contribution towards
                                                                       artists and vary the advertised
                                the purchase of the lease of
                                                                       programme if necessary. All
                                Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
                                                                       information is correct at time of
                                                                       going to press.
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                                Aldeburgh Music
                                Snape Maltings Concert Hall
                                Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
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Snape Proms 2010

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                                                                                                        Aldeburgh Music Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP
SAT 31 JULY                       WED 11 Backstage tour 12 noon     SUN 22
Rodgers and Hammerstein 7.30pm    Jonathan Biss 7.30pm              Pavel Haas Quartet 7.30pm

SUN 1 AUGUST                      THUR 12 South African             MON 23
Maceo Parker 7.30pm               Gospel Singers 7.30pm             Brian Eno’s Apollo 7.30pm

MON 2 The Unthanks 7.30pm         FRI 13                            TUES 24 Courtney Pine 7.30pm
                                  Marwood and Madzar 7.30pm
TUES 3 Suffolk Youth                                                WED 25 Backstage tour 12 noon
Orchestra 7.30pm                  SAT 14 Taraf de Haïdouks 7.30pm   Melnikov Trio 7.30pm

WED 4 Backstage tour 12 noon      SUN 15 The Four Seasons 7.30pm    THUR 26 Poetry Prom 7.30pm
Flanders & Swann 7.30pm
                                  MON 16 Aldeburgh Carnival         FRI 27 Handel’s Saul 7.30pm
                                  TUES 17 Neil Cowley Trio 7.30pm   SAT 28 Alex Wilson Solo 2pm*
National Youth Orchestra 7.30pm
                                                                    Salsa Dance Classes
                                  WED 18 Backstage tour 12 noon
FRI 6 Django Bates 7.30pm                                           6.30pm*, 7.30pm*
                                  Richard Goode 7.30pm
                                                                    Salsa Dance Night 9pm*
SAT 7 Re:Viewed 12 noon–7pm
                                  THUR 19 Show of Hands 7.30pm
The Peatbog Faeries 7.30pm                                          SUN 29 Workshops: Cuban Violin
                                  FRI 20 Family Prom 5pm            2pm˚ & Afro-Latin Percussion 2pm*
SUN 8 Re:Viewed 12 noon–7pm
                                  Screen Classics 7.30pm            Latin Journeys 7.30pm
Britten–Pears Orchestra 7.30pm
                                  SAT 21 Transtango 7.30pm          MON 30 Australian Chamber
MON 9 Eddi Reader 7.30pm
                                                                    Orchestra 7.30pm
TUES 10 Ronnie Scott’s
Jazz Orchestra 7.30pm
                                                                    * Britten Studio, Snape
                                                                    ˚ Jerwood Kiln Studio, Snape

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