We are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Newbould as Interim Chief Executive, covering Eleanor Gussman’s maternity leave from September 2017. Stephen will oversee Spitalfields Music’s Learning & Participation programme and Spitalfields Festival 2017, working closely with festival Artistic Curator André de Ridder. Stephen served as the Artistic Director and … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music announce Stephen Newbould as Interim Chief Executive”
Open Call is a 3 year 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. Part of our Artist Development strand, generously supported by Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme and PRS … Continue reading “Open Call 17/18 Applications now open!”
Spitalfields Music is recruiting a Producer for the Musical Rumpus project for a fixed term period from the end of October 2017 to 31 January 2018. The role will involve producing our award-winning interactive opera for very young children.
Year-long traineeships with Spitalfields Music, LSO Discovery and Opera North September 2017 – July 2018 Applications are now closed for our Trainee Music Leaders Scheme 2017/18.
Our Open Call Works-in-Progress are now on sale! You can come and test scenes from Jackie Walduck’s opera The Migration Game, solving puzzles and clues as you negotiate the journey of migrants to London. Or take part in Ailís Ní Ríain’s intimate music theatre piece I used to feel exploring experiences … Continue reading “Open Call: Works-in-Progress On Sale”
We’re incredibly excited to announce the three successful artists for Open Call, an initiative to support three music creators in laboratory-style commissions: • Timothy Cape • Ailís Ní Ríain • Jackie Walduck We will work with them over the coming months to develop their project ideas which will be presented as … Continue reading “Open Call: artists announced”
Booking for this year’s Winter Festival has opened. We’re bringing early music stars The Sixteen and Solomon’s Knot to Shoreditch Town Hall and inviting you to a Shakespeare-inspired programme with superstar Mary Bevan in the church beneath which many of Shakespeare’s actor contemporaries are buried. For more contemporary culture lovers listen … Continue reading “General booking now open!”
We are thrilled to share this year’s Winter Festival programme with you. Come and join us in the vibrant area of Spitalfields for extraordinary music in inspiring places from 4 – 11 December. This year, alongside our Festival Favourites including The Sixteen and The English Concert, we’re bringing you the danceable rhythms … Continue reading “Winter Festival line-up revealed”
2016 marks our 40th anniversary and we are proud to look back over the past 40 years of music-making to celebrate all that we have achieved. Please take a look at our timeline of our 40-year history. Since we formed in 1976, both our neighbourhood and Spitalfields Music have changed considerably, … Continue reading “Timeline: 40 years of music”
I entirely forgot where I was and was just encapsulated within the ethereal beauty of the entire setting and performance. It’s like being drawn into a trance and you leave enhanced by the experience. If this is what passing to the other side is like, I’m not afraid.” – audience … Continue reading “DEPART: Audience Reactions”