Jun '14

An Aldeburgh Musicircus – Sunday 22 June

Posted by Fleur

Hard to believe it was a year ago that crowds were flocking to Aldeburgh for ‘Grimes on the Beach’ – and coming in searching for gloves and scarves for the evening performances – we’ve definitely been blessed with a warmer spring this year!

The 67th Aldeburgh Festival started on Friday.  Flags are flying in the High Street and the excitement is building. One event we’re really looking forward to is An Aldeburgh Musicircus which takes place on the streets of Aldeburgh on Sunday 22 June at 11am.  It’s a free event and we think will definitely be one of the highlights of this years Festival.  Here’s an extract from the festival brochure to tempt you down to it:

“… An Aldeburgh Musicircus, led by Festival Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard, celebrates both the town itself and the extended family of musicians that assemble in it every June by having them perform all at once in a stretch of the town centre and sea front that includes familiar landmarks – the Jubilee Hall and the medieval Moot Hall as well as unexpected spaces such as shops, pubs and private homes, and of course outdoors. Orchestras, ensembles and soloists visiting the Festival perform alongside local folk musicians, brass bands, bell-ringers, jazz and pop musicians. You are as likely to stumble across an international concert pianist playing an upright pub piano as children performing in a corner of local shops, outdoor performances by steam organs or an orchestra on the seafront. Audience members wend their own way through this sonic Babel making their own individual and unique concert experience.”

Read the full Aldeburgh Festival brochure online  >

It will be followed by a huge picnic on the beach. Yum.  Hope to see you there!

a taste of what's in store...

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