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Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Music

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Saturday 23 November 2013, 11.00am

Britten Centenary Weekend: Centenary Family Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Youth Choirs from Suffolk
Andrew Gourlay conductor

Britten Welcome Ode; Soirées Musicales; The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
And short new choral songs* by Luke Fitzgerald, Emily Hall, Jay Richardson, Tom Rose and Sasha Siem

For children of all ages, was there ever a better musical guide than Benjamin Britten? Whether playing, singing or listening to his pieces, he unlocks the lid of the classical music treasure chest. The BBC Symphony Orchestra presents a selection of his wonderful music for young people in a one hour concert for all the family. Featuring his last ever piece (written for Suffolk schoolchildren), some fizzing arrangements of Rossini tunes and his famous guide to the family of orchestral instruments, the concert also includes four brand new choral songs written for the Britten centenary by professional and talented teenage composers. What better way to celebrate the music of the talented Suffolk schoolboy who turned out to be one of best and most famous of all English composers?

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This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

*Working in partnership with the Britten–Pears Foundation with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Supported using public fuding by Arts Coucil England | Lottery Funded



Booking information

This performance is part of our Autumn-Winter 2013 season.

Priority Booking dates are as follows:

Annual Donors Friday 17 May until Monday 3 June

Friends Booking Tuesday 4 June

Advance Booking List (including e-ABL) Wednesday 19 June

General Booking Tuesday 2 July

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