ALDEBURGH 〓 Aldeburgh Festival will mark the event’s 70th anniversary


The 2018 Aldeburgh Festival, which will take place 8-24 June, will mark the event’s 70th anniversary, looking back to the year of its launch (1948) with a number of events. The event will celebrate Britten, America, and the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, exploring the connections between the two composers.

The Festival will feature events curated by artists in residence violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, conductor John Wilson and flautist Claire Chase. Kopatchinskaja will presents two concerts with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Other Festival highlights include Sir Bryn Terfel’s Aldeburgh Festival debut and the premiere of Emily Howard’s new opera, To See The Invisible (based on a short story by Robert Silverberg). The full programme will be announced on 9 January. Priority booking will open on 10 January, and general booking on 14 February.

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