Britten Pears Arts (BPA) is "A pioneering music, arts and heritage charity on the Suffolk Coast, responsible for two historic visitor destinations – Snape Maltings and The Red House. Find out more about what we do."
BPA have just published their September/October programme and PRANASA (Animo and Supriya Nagarajan) are on the programme alongside some of the most famous musicians in the world.
We are pinching ourselves and are proud to be playing with Supriya Nagarajan who is a world-famous carnatic singer (how lucky are we?!).
You can click on this link or read a little bit about the Britten-Pears Arts current programme below:
We are entering the final week of our busiest ever summer holiday season of concerts. Do take a look at the last Summer at Snape events, and treat yourself to the first Britten Pears Young Artist Programme Public Masterclass of 2021-22, led by Roger Vignoles and exploring Schubert and Wolf songs.
Looking ahead, we are happy to announce our programme of events for September and October, including Festival of New, Heritage Open Days at The Red House, Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival, pianist Mitsuko Uchida, country music stars The Shires, a celebration of Imogen Holst, BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists Weekend, Open Sessions and Masterclasses, and Britten & Ghosts - a fascinating pre-Halloween exploration of Britten's supernatural operas.
General Booking for September and October events opens on on Saturday 28 August at 10am.
Below, you will also find a preview of November and December, with dates to save for Britten Weekend, English Touring Opera, Nicola Benedetti & Aurora Orchestra and Christmas Weekend.
Surpiya is the founder of Manasamitra - "an artist-led organisation based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, delivering a range of exciting and original cross-cultural experiences." Our involvement at Snape Maltings residency and Festival of New, is further explained here on KLTC online.
At the core of all our work as musicians we want so share and give of ourselves; our passions, experience, morals and beliefs, emotions and gestures all come to life for that moment that our performance cuts through the silence and becomes a living, breathing "being" which directly connects with our audience and our environ.
I envisage that our time at Snape Maltings will reveal new facets of our musicality and our expression of music will be highly influenced by the exterior and interior of the buildings, the practice studio with its different acoustics, the Suffolk landscape with the thousands of bull rushes, the sense of absence of a giant of music (Benjamin Britten) who still breathes and walks that terrain surrounding the space we will occupy to rehearse, innovate and perform.
It seems to me that this is a true "happening" because so much is happening already in the world and we are attempting to tell that story and our story and the story of a world that is in turmoil and grief.
I really feel that we, musicians, have a language that taps into something new and unseen, something that despite the cold facts and suffering in our world, at this very moment, we say that there is hope to experience and be something new, to engage us into a life the pulses unwaveringly. We may not recognise it and speak its language yet but music can help infiltrate this new world and make it familiar; make it 'known'.
Join us if you can on the 11th September and, by all means, engage with all the wonderful things that are happening during this Autumn at Britten Pears Arts. Shower under the spell of music, art, theatre and dance and