Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge to Perform Together This August

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Musacchio & Ianniello licensed to EMI Classics)

Sir Antonio Pappano is coming back to the stage in August, albeit in a smaller format performance.

Britten Pears Arts will be hosting live music in Snape Maltings Concert Hall from Friday August 7, bringing together some of the musicians who would have performed during this year’s Aldeburgh Festival and Snape Proms. These concerts are parts of a pilot project to get live music with live audiences happening after a longer period of time. Strict safety measures will be implemented  with audience members required to wear face coverings. Additionally, there will be no intermission and audiences will be safely managed both on entrance and exit.

The first weekend of performances between August 7 – August 9 will spotlight Pappano performing as a pianist, alongside violinists Vilde Frang and Anthony Marwood; violist Lawrence Power; cellist Nicolas Alstaedt; tenor Ian Bostridge.

Additionally, Edward Gardner and Samuele Telari will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra strings, horn player John Ryan, and tenor Toby Spence on August 29 and 30, respectively.

“The impact of the pandemic continues to be enormously challenging for the performing arts sector. We have all greatly missed the thrill of live music-making and can’t wait to welcome musicians and audiences back to Snape Maltings Concert Hall,” Roger Wright, Chief Executive of the Britten Pears Arts said in a press release.