Tag: Summer Festival

Interview: Joseph Crouch

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Academy of Ancient Music’s Principal Cellist, Joseph Crouch, takes time to talk to us about his life, career and AAM’s exciting programme for this year’s Summer Festival. You started out in music as a chorister, why did you decide to change direction and pursue the cello?  Necessity. I was one … Continue reading “Interview: Joseph Crouch”

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”

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”

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!”

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”

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?”

Artist Focus: Arte dei Suonatori

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Baroque orchestra (or rather “an orchestra in a baroque manner” as they describe themselves) Arte dei Suonatori has a prolific concert schedule averaging on nearly one hundred concerts a year, performing in various settings and instrumental combinations. Formed in Poland in 1993 the group originally consisted of Polish string and … Continue reading “Artist Focus: Arte dei Suonatori”