Tag: Snape Maltings

18 June 2012

Review of Britten Films, Aldeburgh Festival

Britten Films at The Aldeburgh Festival, Snape  Maltings Concert Hall. 14 June 2012   “It was brilliantly done – and it is so nice to come to something so different!”  was the comment from an audience member  – and which I definitely agreed with. It isn’t often that you sit in Snape Maltings Concert Hall and watch on a giant screen 1930’s documentaries that were […]

21 November 2011

Sydney Dance Company at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

  Friday 18 November The empty stage with a floor-to ceiling white gauze curtain, revealed little of the quality of the performance and staging that we were to experience at Snape Maltings Concert Hall when Sydney Dance Company brought the UK premiere of a double bill of works by Rafael Bonachela, to Suffolk. Contemporary dance is often exciting, physical and acrobatic but may sometimes only […]

12 September 2011

Kit and the Widow, Snape Proms

  Kit and the Widow at Snape Proms Friday 5 August 2011  “Rather rude but very funny” is probably the best description of the music and chat that comprises an evening with the outrageously camp, Kit and the Widow.   Fresh from their nationwide tour of “Cowardy Custard” and just before they appear at the first Comedy Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Kit Hesketh-Harvey […]

12 September 2011

Poetry Proms

  Poetry Proms 2011 at Snape Malting Concert Hall.   In her introduction to the Poetry Prom at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Director Naomi Jaffa, said that the three poets that were to perform had been chosen for the quality of their work but also because of their differing styles, voice and subject matter. She added that she also loved the idea of an all-women […]

12 September 2011

A Celebration of Fred Astaire and his Leading Ladies

  A Celebration of Fred Astaire and his Leading Ladies by John Wilson Orchestra at Snape Proms 31 August 2011.   Last year John Wilson opened the Snape Proms with his concert of Rogers and Hammerstein music. This year he closed the month-long music extravaganza with his latest composition, a reworking of the Great American Songbook, A Celebration of Fred Astaire and his Leading Ladies. […]

12 September 2011

Jazz Jamaica

  “Jazz Jamaica” at Snape Proms, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Sunday 14 August.   Imagine music that mixes ska and reggae sounds into classic and modern jazz, performed by eight Jamaican musicians and one vocalist. Add a packed Snape Proms audience on their feet and dancing, and you can get some idea of the terrific buzz that  filled Snape Maltings Concert Hall by the end […]