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Britten Pears Arts is delighted to announce the programme for the 2023 Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts.

The world premiere of Sarah Angliss’ Giant opens the Festival and music, dance and visual art combine with the UK premiere of The Art of Being Human. Featured musicians include pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, baritone and composer Roderick Williams and composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Cassandra Miller. Ligeti’s centenary is celebrated including the return of former Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard. The string quartet takes centre stage with eight quartets performing throughout the Festival in different formats and locations. Visiting orchestras include John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London, the BBC Philharmonic with new Chief Conductor John Storgårds, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Icelandic conductor Eva Ollikainen. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and new Chief Conductor Kazuki Yamada and Britten Sinfonia and Jonathan Bloxham. Britten Pears Arts continues its commitment to new music with 35 world premieres (of which 21 are Britten Pears Arts Commissions) and 9 UK premieres. An Aldeburgh Festival Extra takes place at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre with the UK premiere of Bushra El-Turk’s Woman at Point Zero (28 – 30 June).

There is so much to enjoy in the thrill of the Festival – with a wealth of music on offer including the Festival debut of John Wilson’s remarkable Sinfonia of London, described recently as “quite simply the most exciting thing currently happening on the British orchestral scene". Their two concerts are just some of the mini-residencies also featured this year – so come and hear the Kings Singers, pianist, composer and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, the Bozzini Quartet, the soprano Juliet Fraser in a range of performances.eight string quartets, six orchestras, five exhibitions, four ensembles, three films, two operas, a centenary celebration of the composer Ligeti, dance and staged “concert theatre”.


Further Information: What's on | General booking opens 28 January at 10am (