Day 159 - Classical Concerts are back!
The first classical festival is back with an audience! All through this summer there has been a desperation for live performance. Originally allowed for 1 August both the Wigmore Hall and the Aldeburgh Festival had to cancel their events planned that day at the last moment as the UK government retreated from its previous unlocking plan. However this weekend Aldeburgh cracked it with performances by Chineke!, Tamsin Little and Sheku and Isata Kanneh Mason. The Aldeburgh Festival was founded by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in 1948 just a year after Edinburgh and has an equally distinguished artists pedigree. How fitting that classical performance should return to the UK in Britten’s beloved Snape Maltings
To see Benjamin Britten conduct this War Requiem click here
To see Dudley Moore's unforgettable skit of a Britten folksong click here
To see an interview with Benjamin Britten click here