What's On

Festival Masterclass I Alumni of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme reunite to work on English and French song ahead of their Festival performances, with the expert guidance of tutors Gweneth Ann Rand and Simon Lepper. Dates: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 Booking and More Information
Sinfonia of London John Wilson conducts Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Walton's Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 Dates: Fri, 26 Jul 2024 Booking and More Information
Family Concert: Stan and Mabel Music-loving dog and cat, Stan and Mabel, are off to find their neighbour who’s gone to judge the Greatest Orchestra in the World competition – leading them on a musical adventure featuring a host of animal instrumentalists and a very unusual debut performance. Dates: Sat, 27 Jul 2024 Booking and More Information
A Celebration of Suffolk Singing Hosted by the National Teachers' Choir, this performance will showcase choirs and music groups from across Suffolk to celebrate the singing happening in our county. Dates: Sun, 28 Jul 2024 Booking and More Information
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra It's hard to believe but in 2024 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra will be celebrating 55 years of touring playing live music from the 1920s and 1930s.
The show involves lovingly recreated orchestrations of melodies from the great American Songbook composers such as Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. Also represented are hot tunes from the likes of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson as well as some classic British dance band arrangements from Ray Noble and Lew Stone. The show is hosted by vocalist and band leader Duncan Galloway, never short of an anecdote or two and some great 'British' humour.
Dates: Mon, 29 Jul 2024 Booking and More Information
Tunde from Lighthouse Family Tunde’s first self-titled solo album was released in 2004, with his second solo album,
‘Diamond In A Rock’, released in 2013.
In 2019, Lighthouse Family released a new album ‘Blue Sky in Your Head’. It was the
group’s first album in 18 years and was supported with two sell-out UK tours.
Over the past few years, Tunde has been working on a new collection of recordings,
inspired by the artists and the singer-songwriter era of the 1970’s. Reunited with
Lighthouse Family producer Mike Peden, they have recorded a selection of Troubadour
influenced songs. Songs recorded are gems written by Elton John, Crosby, Stills & Nash,
James Taylor, Leon Russell, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, America, David Gates, Bill
Withers, Todd Rundgren and Barry White.
Dates: Tue, 30 Jul 2024 Booking and More Information
This Flight Tonight: The Songs of Joni Mitchell Zervas & Pepper’s five piece band perform an intimate acoustic
concert that evokes the feeling like the audience is having a
private listening session at Joni's house in Laurel Canyon during
the summer of love.
Dates: Wed, 31 Jul 2024 Booking and More Information
Suffolk Youth Orchestra: Four Sea Interludes Suffolk’s finest talent return to Snape with an exciting programme modelled around Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’. With a heritage of over 90 years, it is one not to miss. Dates: Thu, 01 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghein Come and hear former BBC Next Generation Artists in a duo recital. Featuring most loved sonatas for violin and piano. Dates: Fri, 02 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Sona Jobarteh The first professional female Kora virtuoso to come from any of the West African Griot dynasties. Known for her distinctive voice, infectious melodies and graceful stage presence, it will be an unforgettable finale to the Wooden Roots Experience. Dates: Sun, 04 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Southbank Sinfonia An ensemble of Britain’s most promising graduate musical talent as they take on Brahms II.
Dates: Mon, 05 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Caswell Caswell’s journey extends across the UK with a tour alongside Arlissa and supporting roles for Pixie Geldof, The Magic Numbers, and James Righton (The Klaxons). Each performance is a delicate dance between vulnerability and power, further showcasing her versatility as an artist. Beyond the stage her music has graced the airwaves of BBC Radio 1, BBC 1xtra, and BBC 6 Music and a co-writing credit on the Top 10 German radio hit ‘All I Need’ by Michael Schulte reflects her prowess as a collaborator. Television features on BBC and ITV, and a sync placement on ‘This Morning,’ showcase the depth of her impact. In the press, her music has also been celebrated by Clash, Wonderland, The Line of Best Fit, The 405, and Record of The Day.

Sophie The Great will feature as an opener/ support act from 19:00
Dates: Wed, 07 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Irish Baroque Orchestra: Best Loved Baroque The Olivier Award-winning Irish Baroque Orchestra is celebrated as Ireland's flagship period instrument orchestra and delivers world-class performances across the UK. They perform Baroque classics such as Handel’s ‘Queen of Sheba’ Dates: Thu, 08 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Alim Beisembayev Alim Beisembayev won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition 2021, performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, also taking home the medici.tv Audience Prize and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Prize for contemporary performance. Dates: Sat, 10 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Mike Lovatt's Brass Pack: A Portrait of Ella Following the success of last years Summer at Snape appearance, the brass heroes of Mike Lovatt's brass pack and featured artists of the latest James Bond soundtrack return to Snape with Jools Holland's ‘Louise Marshall’ to create a musical portrait of Ella Fitzgerald. Dates: Sun, 11 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Apollo5 with Fraser Wilson: Invocations Invocations, was born out of the group’s desire to share fragments of their life stories with audiences, and to encourage listeners to discover their ‘life music’ too. Alongside long-term collaborator Fraser Wilson, Apollo5’s singers individually hand-picked songs and texts that have emotionally resonated with them over the course of their lives; the songs selected were then reworked by Fraser into brand new versions. Dates: Mon, 12 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Stilgoe and Pulman: A Couple of Swells With a voice as smooth as silk, singer Liza Pulman joins the internationally acclaimed pianist, Joe Stilgoe to present a programme of true classics and hidden gems from the likes of Rodgers & Hammerstein (People Will Say We’re in Love), Irving Berlin (I Love a Piano), Paul McCartney (Blackbird), Al Jolson (Me and My Shadow), Billy Joel (New York State of Mind), Leonard Bernstein (Some Other Time) and many more. Dates: Tue, 13 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha Rising star Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha was the winner Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2021 and is a current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Dates: Wed, 14 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Altan: Donegal The phenomenal ‘Altan’ perform their first UK performance of their newly released album, ‘Donegal’. Their transcendent music inspired by ‘the gap’ between this world and the ‘other world’, takes inspiration from encounters with fairy folk, listening to tunes on the wind and bring with them the spirit and sound for the deep and rich musical traditions of Donegal. Dates: Thu, 15 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain Join the royalty of the ukulele scene, the independent rock-stars of the “bonsai guitar”, who have plucked and sung, joked and whistled with Clean Bandit, Robbie Williams, Madness, Cat Stevens, The Ministry of Sound and Blue Peter on their 2024 UK Tour. Dates: Fri, 16 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
VOICEBOX: UNBOUND A showcase of brand-new work, UNBOUND is the culmination of the year-long VOICEBOX programme, led by Juliet Fraser, for advanced singers specialising in contemporary vocal performance. Having begun the year at Snape in September 2023 the cohort of six singers now return to share a thrilling array of solo and ensemble works, including six world premieres, revealing the boundless possibilities of the human voice. Dates: Sat, 17 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
BBC Big Band: Rhapsody in Blue he concert showcases a sparkling selection of Gershwin’s most popular and acclaimed work, performed by one of the world's finest jazz orchestras, in their own inimitable style. From the likes of a Porgy and Bess, Summertime, Fascinating Rhythm, Anything Goes and Prelude II, the evening will (of course) culminate with a version of Rhapsody in Blue, specially arranged for jazz orchestra. Dates: Sun, 18 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
The Gesualdo Six he Gesualdo Six is an award-winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Dates: Tue, 20 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Masterclass: French Song & Mélodie Dates: Wed, 21 Aug 2024, Thu, 22 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Seckou Keita: HOMELAND Nicknamed “the Hendrix of the Kora”, Seckou has been celebrated for his ingenious tunings and virtuosity and praised as “one of the finest exponents of the kora”. Homeland, the album will be released in 2024, and will produced by Seckou Keita and Moussa N’Gom. Dates: Thu, 22 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
London Symphony Orchestra Join the world famous London Symphony Orchestra for the exhilarating evening filled with music of Elgar and Sibelius. An outstanding Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang will perfrom Elgar's Violin Concerto followed by Sibelius' symphony number 1. Conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano. Dates: Fri, 23 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Black Dyke Band In demand all over the world, Black Dyke Band is recognized as one of the foremost ensembles of its type presenting innovative programs of music that appeal to a wide range of tastes, from original works to classical, film music and even a touch of jazz. Dates: Sat, 24 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Women's Stories from the Ancient World Featuring Nardus Williams - Soprano, Liz Kenny - Lute and Dame Mary Beard - narrations. This concerts tells Women’s Stories From The Ancient World and to feature songs and arias for voice and lute, with discussion on the themes of women’s voices in antiquity and their echoes in later culture. The programme will include music by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, George Frederic Handel, Henry Purcell, and John Blow. Dates: Sun, 25 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
United Strings of Europe: Through the Night Praised for their original programming and virtuosically expressive playing, join the notable up and coming artists as they perform their pieces from their newly released album ‘All Through the Night’ an album of transformation and darkness/shadow and the hope that comes between in. Dates: Mon, 26 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
MILOŠ MILOŠ is one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitarists. His career began its meteoric rise in 2011, with the release of his international best-selling Deutsche Grammophon debut album ‘Mediterraneo’. Since then, he has earned legions of fans, awards, and acclaim around the world through his extensive touring, six chart topping recordings and television appearances. Dates: Tue, 27 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Lucy Parham and Harriet Walter: I Clara Created to celebrate 200 years since Clara Wieck Schumann's birth in 1819, I, Clara tells the composer's life story in her own words. It will feature Lucy Parham on piano, with acclaimed actress Dame Harriet Walter as a narrator and will contain letters and diaries, interspersed with live performances of her works.
Dates: Thu, 29 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Tale Collectors The Tale Collectors return to Snape to bring real life stories from the Suffolk community to create thought-provoking interpretations using music and words. They are a group of professional artists that facilitate community workshops at Britten Pears Arts: Charly Jolly, Caroline Speca, Robert Gildon, Kimberley Moore, Steph Wakeman and Emma Gersch. The artists will be collecting tales from adults in Suffolk over spring and summer, weaving them together to create a performative portrayal filled with poignancy, sensitivity and laughter. Dates: Sat, 31 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information
Stephen Hough One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Sir Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Dates: Sat, 31 Aug 2024 Booking and More Information

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