Tag: Summer Festival 2011

60 Seconds With… Tomasz Pokrzywinski

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This summer we are pleased to be welcoming Polish baroque orchestra, Arte dei Suonatori. As they prepare for their London debut here in Spitalfields, we caught up with Principal Cellist, Tomasz  Pokrzywinski, for this week’s 60 Seconds With… What’s the most played track from your MP3 player/CD collection? There is … Continue reading “60 Seconds With… Tomasz Pokrzywinski”

Artist Focus: The Academy of Ancient Music

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“One of the world’s greatest period-instrumentbands, the Academy of Ancient Music, is stuffed full with the superstars of the historically-informed style of playing.” Glasgow Herald With Easter upon us and a Bank holiday weekend to enjoy, we thought it would be a good time to draw your attention to The … Continue reading “Artist Focus: The Academy of Ancient Music”

New Event! – An Alehouse Session

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You may have already noticed an exciting new event slip into the Summer Festival line-up this month! An Alehouse Session is being brought to Spitalfields by early music ensemble Barokksolistene alongside members of I Fagiolini. Barokksolistene describe the music of Alehouse as “folk-songs and melodies played and sung at the … Continue reading “New Event! – An Alehouse Session”

Women sing East

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Watching Women sing East rehearse for their performance on Wednesday night was a joy and a revelation. Having heard so much about the all-female choir from my colleagues at Spitalfields Music I was interested to find out for myself what all the fuss was about! Coming into the performance hall … Continue reading “Women sing East”

60 Seconds With…Dan Laurin

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Dan Laurin, Recorder soloist has teamed up with Arte dei Suonatori for the Summer Festival this year to bring Spitalfields a programme that includes some of the finest works by Telemann and Vivaldi. We cornered Dan for our weekly 60 Seconds With.. slot: What’s the most played track from your … Continue reading “60 Seconds With…Dan Laurin”

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”

60 seconds with…Rhodri Davies

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Today we have the first Summer Festival installation of our feature 60 Seconds with…! In the build up to the Summer Festival we will be posting interviews with a variety of Festival artists . This week we spoke to harpist Rhodri Davies. As well as the harp, Rhodri also plays … Continue reading “60 seconds with…Rhodri Davies”

Spaces of Blank

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We are very excited to be welcoming the BBC Symphony Orchestra to Spitalfields this summer for the UK premiere of Spaces of Blank by sort-after composer Michel van der Aa. The incredible mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marshall sings alongside orchestra and soundtrack in this beautiful and imaginative work. Bas van Putten has … Continue reading “Spaces of Blank”

Spitalfields Music recommends…

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We asked the team if they could only recommend one of our Summer Festival 11 events to a friend which one would it be and why? Here are a few of the answers they gave us: The event I can’t wait to see this summer is Michel van der Aa … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music recommends…”