This year’s edition of Aldeburgh Festival will include a retrospective on Pierre Boulez
Aldeburgh Festival will celebrate French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday with a mixed media retrospective, including Barrie Gavin’s documentary Pierre Boulez: Living In The Present; The Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing a selection of Boulez’s work from the last six decades (in a mix conceived by Gerard McBurney); and Boulez Exploration – two performances by Quatuor Diotima and Florent Boffard of rarely seen Boulez works. The Boulez events will run between 16–18 June. For more information go here.
Other festival highlights include Benjamin Britten’s only full-length ballet score The Prince Of The Pagodas, the premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s chamber opera The Cure, and a weekend themed around the works of Bach, alongside a selection of walks, talks and films.
The festival runs from 12–28 June. More information here