The Suffolk Coast

Aldeburgh Festival 2017

This year's Aldeburgh Festival takes place from 9th to 25th June 2017.

The Aldeburgh Festival 2017 programme boasts more than 50 events over 17 packed days in June, plus another 30 non-classical events in the fringe venue The Pumphouse.

One of the earliest conversions of a former industrial building for arts use, Snape Maltings Concert Hall was opened in 1967. Aldeburgh Festival 2017 will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of music’s arrival at Snape, marked at a time when significant further development of the site is being planned.

This year, alongside events in concert halls and churches, the Festival invites audiences to join an intimate, theatrical drinks party at a country house in La Voix Humaine, relax in a rowing boat at Music on the Meare, and experience a symphony in a surprising urban setting in Multi-Story Orchestra.

Festival highlights include:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (9, 11, 12 & 14 June)
  • Bill Fontana: Acoustic Visions – Snape Maltings (9 – 25 June)
  • Billy Budd (24 & 25 June)
  • Hommage à Klaus Nomi (10 June)
  • La Voix Humaine (15, 16 & 17 June)
  • Meeting of Angels (15 June)
  • Saint Ephraim Male Choir (16 June)
  • Nishat Khan: Indian raags at Orford Church (17 June)
  • Kloing! and Liszt Night Inspection (21 June)
  • Music on the Meare (21 June)
  • Multi-Story Orchestra (24 June)
  • Visual Arts
  • The Pumphouse and the Bandstand on the Beach

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Aldeburgh Festival 2017
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