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Aldeburgh Festival: Pastoral Symphonies

19 – 19 Jun 2022

Brett Dean

Pastoral Symphony

Bushra El-Turk

Ka (world premiere)


Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”



Beethoven’s Symphony, No. 6 and Pastoral Symphony, Brett Dean’s orchestral piece written in response to it and the first UK performance of a work by Bushra El-Turk.

Gregor A. Mayrhofer conducts Britten Sinfonia in Pastoral Symphony, Brett Dean’s highly acclaimed piece written in response to Beethoven Symphony no.6 which they also perform. Percussionist Vivi Vassileva joins with an amazing range of percussion instruments made from recycled rubbish to give the first UK performance of featured composer Bushra El-Turk’s new concerto for percussion and orchestra.

Sunday 19 June | 7:30pm
Duration: Approximately 115 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP
Price: £30, £23, £15, Under 30s half price. There will be a limited number of £10 tickets available from 29 January.

Listen to Britten Sinfonia performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 on Spotify for free:

Find out more about Brett Dean’s Pastoral Symphony and it’s relationship to Beethoven’s work of the same name in this short documentary.