We had a fantastic time during the Winter Festival, and we hope those who attended did also. Here are a few photos of our favourite festival moments and events: [slideshow] Photograph credits: Celine Smith and Sabine Tilly
What do you think makes a great fable? We asked a whole host of people involved in Fables – A Film Opera (composers, directors, workshop leaders and members of our team) exactly that! This is what they said… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQqYXFkKosM] Discover more videos on our YouTube channel!
Today we have the next installation of our feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members … Continue reading “60 Seconds With…Paul Sartin”
We caught up with our Executive Director, Abigail, at the launch party for ‘Fables – A Film Opera’, our collaboration with Streetwise Opera. Here she is telling us all about Fables, the Winter Festival 2010 and our ongoing project, Opera in Pieces. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnOHiotPPJk] For more interviews & video clips check … Continue reading “Interview with Abigail Pogson”
So since I last wrote for the intern diaries, at lot has been going on in the Spitalfields Music office. If you’ve read my previous post (if not, you should!) you’ll know that we officially launched Fables – A Film Opera almost a fortnight ago. Not only was this a … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Week Nine”
The Winter Festival is drawing ever nearer, and one particular milestone was the official launch of our collaboration with Streetwise Opera, Fables – A Film Opera. From a brisk walk through the cold, the Spitalfields Music staff arrived at Toynbee Hall to catch the end of a typically animated Streetwise … Continue reading “Fables – A Launch Party”
The six MAASers (Music Animateur Apprentices) came together for the first time for our training day last week. Phil Mullen, our incredible leader for group work and leadership, described us as “the Marines of music leadership”, which is a bit scary! Phil’s session made me think about lots of aspects … Continue reading “My first two weeks… as a MAASer”
One of our more unusual concerts, Songs in the wires, boasts an impressive and varied line-up bringing together performers and composers from Fables – A Film Opera. Taking Melanie Pappenheim, Rebecca Askew and Mara Carlyle – three incredible contemporary singers, who draw on a wide range of musical styles – … Continue reading “Songs in the wires”
This Friday evening was different though, this Friday three quarters of “Team Comms” were heading out on a mission to find out more about Streetwise Opera!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I was coming up the narrow staircase to the Spitalfields Music office. The tube strike had meant that I’d been given an extra hour off work, a luxury I was more than willing to take! I walked in to gatecrash the Team … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: My first two weeks…”