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Some of the world's most prestigious orchestras perform at this year's Aldeburgh Festival

BBC Symphony Orchestra | AIŌN - 16 June - 7:00pm

BBC Symphony Orchestra return to Snape Maltings Concert Hall for a programme including the world premiere of Anna Thorvaldsdottir's inspiring piece AIŌN, an electrifying exploration of time. AIŌN is paired with Mahler’s sprawling Symphony No.1. Using a huge canvas, the composer examines creation and the beginnings of time, juxtaposing heaven and hell.

Knussen Chamber Orchestra | Haydn, Brahms and Wigglesworth - 21 June - 7:30pm

Formed in memory of the legendary British composer Oliver Knussen, the Knussen Chamber Orchestra is drawn together by conductor Ryan Wigglesworth and features the budding talent of students and recent graduates alongside established professional musicians. Joined by renowned baritone Roderick Williams, Knussen Chamber Orchestra perform symphonies by Haydn and Brahms. Plus the UK premiere of Ligeti's Little Serenade and the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth's Vignettes de Jules Renard.

Britten Sinfonia | Three Concerti - Sunday 25 June - 3pm

In this penultimate concert at the Aldeburgh Festival, join us for three contrasting piano concertos with Festival featured artist Pavel Kolesnikov and the Britten Sinfonia. In this programme Britten’s Young Apollo for piano, string quartet and string orchestra, written when he was just 26, is followed by Mozart’s Jeunehomme which has a youthful energy to match Britten’s. Finally Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Lamentate is an homage to Anish Kapoor and his sculpture Marsyas.

Further Information:  What's on | Britten Pears Arts