In Conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

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As the world’s most popular album listening event, Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. The classic album listening concept was started in 2010 by radio host, DJ and journalist Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. She founded Classic Album … Continue reading “In Conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy”

Spitalfields Music announces new project working with people living with dementia

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An elderly gentleman was sat, seemingly disconnected from the Living Arts session taking place around him. He was wearing a bright red jumper which one of the creative team noticed. When they said “I like your red jumper”, the gentleman responded, “it isn’t red, it’s campion”. This interaction surprised the … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music announces new project working with people living with dementia”

In Conversation with Anna Meredith

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Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is frequently described as ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’ and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock – or as The Guardian described it “majestic bangers”. Her music has been … Continue reading “In Conversation with Anna Meredith”

Spitalfields Music takes part in The Big Give

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We are extremely excited to announce that we are taking part in The Big Give 2018, a brilliant match funding initiative doubling your donations to raise money for Endless Imagination. Endless Imagination will work with over 180 older people and staff in care homes in Tower Hamlets, including residents living … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music takes part in The Big Give”

In Conversation with Christopher Mayo

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Christopher Mayo is a Toronto-based composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic music. His music is characterised by its distinctive rhythmic language and diverse and eclectic inspirations. Christopher’s works have been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles worldwide, and now, he is bringing his work Beast to London for its … Continue reading “In Conversation with Christopher Mayo”

Open Rehearsals for Young Creatives

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We’re offering young musicians from East London exclusive & free access to this year’s Festival, including: Two Open Rehearsal sessions Free tickets to performances following Open Rehearsals An exclusive conversation with the Festival’s Artistic Curator André de Ridder, where you get to ask the questions! Open Rehearsals Ever wondered what … Continue reading “Open Rehearsals for Young Creatives”

The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green: East End History with Daniella King

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When someone hears the name the “Blind Beggar”, generally one thing comes to mind, and that is the pub in Whitechapel in which East End Gangster Ronnie Kray murdered George Cornell in 1966. However, by walking through the streets of Bethnal Green, you will discover the original story of the … Continue reading “The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green: East End History with Daniella King”

Open Call 18/19 Applications now open!

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Open Call is an initiative to support music creators in laboratory-style commissions; offering opportunities to challenge compositional practice, explore working in new ways and provoke dialogue between composers, ideas and audiences. In 2018 /2019, Spitalfields Music is working with Rich Mix to support three artists to execute their project idea, working … Continue reading “Open Call 18/19 Applications now open!”