1st August - 1st September 2017.
Following last year’s hugely successful Snape Proms, Snape Maltings has announced the line-up for 2017.
Outstanding artists from all around the UK as well as America, Australia, Russia, Germany and South Africa perform in the 50th anniversary year of Suffolk’s internationally renowned concert hall, Snape Maltings.
As always, thousands of Prom tickets for the season will go on sale at just £6.50.
Leading British jazz singer Clare Teal accompanied by the Hollywood Orchestra and Guy Barker opens the season with a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Two-time Grammy winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier who fuses elements of jazz, folk, trip-hop, classical, Brazilian music, a cappella, gospel and soul is one of a number of stars making their debuts at Snape this year. One of British jazz music scene’s enduring institutions National Youth Jazz Orchestra returns to Snape with classic big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
The Folk, Roots and World line-up will see visits by Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson, American singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, acclaimed British folk artists Eliza Carthy and Seth Lakeman. Humour, storytelling and jazz standards come from The Jay Rayner Quartet, Joe Stilgoe with his witty style and virtuosic musicianship and theatricality and Alex Mendham & his Orchestra performing hot jazz and dance music of the 1920s and 30s.
The classical programme includes the first Snape Proms appearances by internationally renowned sopranos Renée Fleming and Danielle de Niese and performances by pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja and Stephen Hough, the Nash Ensemble playing Schubert’s Trout Quintet, The King’s Consort playing an all Bach programme and violinist Alina Ibragimova with her Chiaroscuro Quartet. We are also welcoming three sensational and contrasting choirs, The Sixteen, the legendary South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Europe’s largest gay choir, London Gay Men’s Chorus.
This year, the Snape Proms offer a striking number of symphony orchestra concerts including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, New London Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Suffolk Youth Orchestra and the world’s first professional black and minority ethnic symphony orchestra, Chineke!.
The summer season ends in rousing style with a special live edition of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, hosted by Len Goodman.
For the Snape Proms the seats at the front of Snape Maltings Concert Hall are removed and approximately 4,000 Prom tickets are sold at £6.50, giving audiences the chance to get the closest view of the action. A further 20 for each event are held back for sale on the first day of General Booking, and for each event 20 £6.50 Prom tickets go on sale on the morning of the event.
Priority booking for the Snape Proms started in April and General Booking opens on 16 May.
Full the full programme, details and online Booking: www.snapemaltings.co.uk / Box Office: 01728 687110