The Aldeburgh Festival is an English arts festival devoted mainly to classical music. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An arts festival or art fair is a Festival that focuses on the Visual arts, but which may also focus on other arts Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music It takes place each June in the Aldeburgh area of Suffolk, centred on the main concert hall at Snape Maltings. Aldeburgh ( IPA /ˈɔlbrə/ is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England; it is located on the Alde river at 52° 9' North 1° 36' East Suffolk (ˈsʌfək is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in East Anglia, England. A concert hall is a cultural building which serves as performance venue chiefly for classical instrumental music Snape Maltings is part of Snape Suffolk, UK, best known for its concert hall which is one of the main sites of the annual Aldeburgh Festival.
The Festival was founded in 1948 by the composer Benjamin Britten, the singer Peter Pears and the librettist Eric Crozier. Events Aldeburgh Festival is founded by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance Edward Benjamin Britten Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976 was an English Composer, conductor, Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears (pronounced /piːrz/ "PEERS" Farnham, 22 June 1910 &ndash Aldeburgh, 3 April 1986 A libretto is the text used in an extended Musical work such as an Opera, Operetta, Masque, sacred or secular Oratorio and Eric Crozier ( 14 November, 1914 - 7 September, 1994) was a British theatrical director and opera Librettist, The original intention was to provide a home for their opera company, the English Opera Group, but the vision was soon widened to include readings of poetry, literature, drama, lectures and exhibitions of art. Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto The English Opera Group was a small company of British musicians formed in 1947 by the Composer Benjamin Britten for the purpose of presenting A poetry reading is a performance of Poetry, normally given on a small stage in a Café or Bookstore, although poetry readings given by notable poets frequently Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. A lecture is an oral Presentation intended to present information or teach people about a particular subject for example by a University or College Art exhibitions are traditionally the space in which Art objects (in the most general sense meet an Audience. The first festival was held from the 5 – 13 June 1948 and used the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, a few doors away from Britten's house in Crabbe Street, as its main venue. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for It featured a performance of Albert Herring by the English Opera Group; Britten's newly-written St Nicolas Cantata, op.42; and performances by Clifford Curzon and the Zorian String Quartet. Albert Herring is a comic Chamber opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten, his Opus 39 Opus, from the Latin word opus meaning "work" is usually used in the sense of "a Work of art " Sir Clifford Michael Curzon ( 18 May 1907 &ndash 1 September 1982) was an English Pianist.
Over the years the festival grew and took in additional venues such as Aldeburgh's fifteenth-century church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and venues in nearby Orford, Blythburgh and Framlingham. Orford is a small town in Suffolk, England, within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. Blythburgh is an English Village in area known as the Sandlings, part of the Suffolk heritage coast Framlingham, is a market town in East Suffolk, England.It is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the mid-1960s the Festival gained a new and much larger concert hall with the conversion of Snape Maltings, which includes one of the largest mid nineteenth-century barley malthouses in East Anglia. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A concert hall is a cultural building which serves as performance venue chiefly for classical instrumental music Snape Maltings is part of Snape Suffolk, UK, best known for its concert hall which is one of the main sites of the annual Aldeburgh Festival. The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Barley ( Hordeum vulgare) is an annual Cereal Grain, which serves as a major animal Feed crop, with smaller amounts used for East Anglia is often used as a shorthand for the Kingdom of the East Angles. Most of the building's original character, such as the distinctive square malthouse roof-vents, was retained. The new concert hall was opened by the Queen on 2 June 1967, at the start of the twentieth Aldeburgh Festival. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar.
Two years later, on the first night of the 1969 Festival, the concert hall was destroyed by fire. Events Perhaps the two most famous musical events of 1969 were concerts Only the shell of the outer walls remained. For that year the Festival was moved to other local venues but by the following year the hall had been rebuilt and once again it was opened by the Queen, this time at the start of the 1970 Festival. Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32 becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
The festival is now operated by Aldeburgh Music, which also runs the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (formerly the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies), Aldeburgh Residencies - a programme offering bespoke training and development opportunities to UK and international artists - as well as an extensive education programme. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Aldeburgh's artist development programmes feed heavily into the June festival and other events throughout the year.
The Aldeburgh Festival retains a unique character, mostly due to its location in rural Suffolk. It also continues to emphasise the presentation of new music, new interpretations and the rediscovery of forgotten music. It has seen the premières of several works by Britten (A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1960; Death in Venice in 1973) and also Harrison Birtwistle's Punch and Judy in 1968. A Midsummer Night's Dream is an Opera with music by Benjamin Britten and set to a libretto adapted by the composer and Peter Pears from Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U Death in Venice is an Opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten, his last Events January-February January 9 - Mick Jagger 's request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust putting an abrupt end Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle CH (born 15 July, 1934) is a British contemporary Composer. Punch and Judy is an Opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and a Libretto by Stephen Pruslin based on the puppet figures of the same Events January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with
The Festival's current Artistic Director is the composer Thomas Adès, appointed in 1999 at the age of 28. The term art director is a blanket title for a variety of similar job functions in Advertising, Publishing, film and Television, the Internet Thomas Adès (born in London, 1 March 1971) is a British Composer, Pianist and conductor. See also 1999 in music (UK Musical groups established in 1999 Record The 61st Aldeburgh Festival in 2008 will be his last as Artistic Director, with the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard due to take over for three years from 2009. Pierre-Laurent Aimard (born 9 September 1957) is a French Pianist.