Summer Festival 2015 programme announced

Our programme for this year’s Summer Festival is now available!

In this, our 39th year, we present a mix of early masterpieces, new music, intimate performances, and music for ears of all ages.

We welcome three Associate Artists: baroque music ensemble La Nuova Musica, award-winning composer Emily Hall and composer, saxophonist and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation ArtistShabaka Hutchings.

La Nuova Musica presents performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Couperin’s Leçons des ténèbres and an evening of arias and concertos with virtuoso horn player Alec Frank-Gimmell.

Emily Hall’s series includes her new opera Folie à Deux with Mahogany Opera Group, and a weekend curation at Rich Mix featuring performances from friends and previous collaborators, including artists from the Bedroom Community. She also collaborates with visual artist Caroline Bergvall to create a new work for our all-female chorus Women sing East.

Shabaka Hutchings examines the natural sounds of Spitalfields and transforms them into music in Spitalfields Re-Sounded. You can encounter the project in a number of ways including a live performance of his new piece, a musical walking tour of the area and by following his experiences of the project on

We also welcome performances from both renowned and new generation artists including: The Sixteen, City of London SInfonia, EXAUDI, The Carnival Band and the Armonico Consort.

Director of the English Concert, Harry Bicket, curates this year’s Spitalfields Salon, joining singersIan Bostridge, Alice Coote and Elizabeth Watts in the Georgian drawing rooms of Spitalfields for music and conversation.

On Saturday 13 June, we celebrate the area’s links to the weaving in our Weaving Day with a number of contemporary works based around textiles, including Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s Field Notes, and poet music-drama The Little Weaving Opera.

There’s also plenty of music for younger ears with a new production in our Musical Rumpus opera series for 0-2 year-olds and a creative family adventure in If a tree falls in the forest… featuring music, poetry and dance with collective TROUPE.

Public booking opens on Monday 16 February. However, you can access priority booking immediately by joining as a Spitalfields Music Member from £35 today.

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