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Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…

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If you raised an eyebrow, thinking that you were about to be given a music theory lesson, then relax, because you’re just invited to enjoy another short ride through my musical experience. After almost two months  of interning at Spitalfields Music, I feel like I’ve finally discovered the chords of … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…”

Artist Focus: Fifth Quadrant and Dal’Ouna

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London based classical music collective, Fifth Quadrant, formed in 2009 and have since then endeavoured to explore and redefine classical collaborative music making. Having previously worked with artists of widely varying backgrounds and nationalities, Fifth Quadrant’s latest project sees them team up with Palestinian group, Dal’Ouna, to combine Eastern and … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Fifth Quadrant and Dal’Ouna”

Jazz at the English Restaurant

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After a busy Monday at work I was very pleased to be heading across the road to The English Restaurant for their regular Jazz Night. The atmosphere inside the newly refurbished restaurant was lovely; the dark wooden panelling and low, but not too low, lighting gave it a very cosy … Continue reading “Jazz at the English Restaurant”

Intern Diaries: My time as an L&P intern!

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31 March is here and what do Papa Haydn, Rene Descartes, Diaghilev and Al Gore have in common? Birthday cake! For me though, it is the end of my six-month internship.  I cannot believe how the time has flown since my arrival at the end of September. I’ve seen the … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: My time as an L&P intern!”

Artist Focus: Polar Bear & the Neil Cowley Trio

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British experimental jazz quintet, Polar Bear have a long-standing reputation as one of the most exciting bands on the UK jazz scene. Led by drummer Seth Rochford, the band brings together tenor saxophonist Pete Wareham, Tom Herbert on double bass, second tenor Mark Lockheart and Leafcutter John on guitar and … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Polar Bear & the Neil Cowley Trio”

Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?

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It’s been more than 2 weeks since I joined the lovely Spitalfields Music team, so it was about time to invite you get a glimpse of Spitalfields Music through my looking-glass. Ready? As I don’t like silent blog posting, this time the soundtrack playing in my mind is a French … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?”

All smiles!

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One of our newest staff members, Camille shares her first experiences of a Learning & Participation workshop! Having only very recently joined the Spitalfields Music family, I am honoured to write my first blurb for the blog! This week I visited a singing and composition workshop at a primary school, … Continue reading “All smiles!”

Artist Focus: Joyful Company of Singers

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Now that booking has opened for the Summer Festival 2011 we’re going to crack on with our regular Festival blog features. This week we introduce the Joyful Company of Singers for the first Artist Focus post of the Summer Festival! The Joyful Company of Singers is one of Europe’s finest … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Joyful Company of Singers”

A Volunteer’s View

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As a newcomer to Spitalfields Music, I was a little nervous but all of the staff and volunteers were very welcoming. Being a festival steward involved a variety of tasks each night. I welcomed people outside the church, sold programmes and showed people to their seats. There were some pretty … Continue reading “A Volunteer’s View”