Tuesday, November 06, 2007

US foundation backs Aldeburgh's inspiration

Aldeburgh Music's inspirational plans to realise Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears' artistic vision for Snape have received backing from an American funding body, The Kresge Foundation. Aldeburgh are now just £380,000 ($792k) short of the £14m ($29.1m) funding target for their new creative campus, which can be seen in the accompanying images. The Kresge Foundation have offered a £250,000 ($521k) 'challenge grant' to be awarded if the balance of £130,000 ($271k) is raised by public subscription.

Wonderful news given the strong historical links between Britten and the US. Now help build the future of new music by donating here. Read more about the new campus here, and read an interview with Aldeburgh Music's chief executive here.
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