In Conversation with Nicole Lizée

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Called a “brilliant musical scientist” and lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination”, award-winning composer and video artist Nicole Lizée joins Spitalfields Music on Wednesday 5 December at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The Riot Ensemble perform the UK premiere of her Black Midi for chamber ensemble in … Continue reading “In Conversation with Nicole Lizée”

“Byrd is a combination of head and heart…”

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The Tower of London is one of England’s most striking landmarks, with its impressive and foreboding structure symbolising everything that Medieval England stood for: power, grandeur and strength. Originally the home of royalty and most famously a prison until 1952 (holding captive such historical figures as Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane … Continue reading ““Byrd is a combination of head and heart…””

Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1

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Best known as a founding member of Arcade Fire, musician Richard Reed Parry is one of Spitalfields Music Festival’s featured composers. His latest release, the album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1, sees him depart from the sounds of Arcade Fire into some eclectic, delicate and beautiful songwriting. He draws … Continue reading “Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1”

Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!

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Are you a young person aged 11+? Do you enjoy making music and meeting new people? Soundbox is an all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 11+ from East London and beyond to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology … Continue reading “Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!”

Spitalfields Music Team Update

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Eleanor Gussman, Chief Executive, will not be returning to Spitalfields Music this Autumn. Following the birth of her daughter she has decided to pursue a freelance career. The Spitalfields Music Board has expressed their appreciation for her very significant contribution to the company. The Board is delighted that Stephen Newbould, … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music Team Update”

Applications now open for Skills Lab

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Skills Lab: Practical training to develop skills and confidence in Creative Music Leading Thanks to the generous support from Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme and Thistle Trust, Spitalfields Music is offering 3 days of training for around 25 emerging music leaders and musicians looking to develop facilitation skills in … Continue reading “Applications now open for Skills Lab”

We won! Schumann Street is victorious at RPS Music Awards

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We are delighted to announce that Spitalfields Music has won the RPS Music Award for Chamber Music and Song with our 2017 Festival flagship project, Schumann Street! These prestigious awards are rivalled by none other and are the highest level of recognition for classical music-making in the UK, so needless … Continue reading “We won! Schumann Street is victorious at RPS Music Awards”

Marsyas Trio asks ‘Why No Women Mozarts?’ in latest series with Spitalfields Music

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Spitalfields Music in the City features all-female artists performing works by female composers through the ages in celebration of the women’s suffrage centenary. Our first concert on 8 June at the beautiful Ironmongers’ Hall features the Marsyas Trio, who will perform a selection of works for flute, cello and piano written by female … Continue reading “Marsyas Trio asks ‘Why No Women Mozarts?’ in latest series with Spitalfields Music”