Southwold Leads the Britten Centenary Celebrations

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, the groundbreaking composer who is indelibly linked to the Suffolk coast and countryside.

On Saturday 16th March the celebrations kick off with the first of two fantastic concerts held in Southwold. This programme focuses on Britten and his influences, containing works by two composers whom he respectively admired (Bach) and despised (Brahms) alongside his own third Suite for Solo Cello. Bulgarian cellist Alexander Somov, winner of the Guildhall School’s most prestigious Gold Medal, is in demand as recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral principal all over the world. He first performed in Southwold in 2011, and returns for further collaboration with series director Nathan Williamson.

This concert is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Britten’s musical influences and get closer to what made the great man tick. For further information and bookings, call 01502 726161.

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