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In Conversation with Christopher Mayo

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Christopher Mayo is a Toronto-based composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic music. His music is characterised by its distinctive rhythmic language and diverse and eclectic inspirations. Christopher’s works have been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles worldwide, and now, he is bringing his work Beast to London for its … Continue reading “In Conversation with Christopher Mayo”

The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green: East End History with Daniella King

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When someone hears the name the “Blind Beggar”, generally one thing comes to mind, and that is the pub in Whitechapel in which East End Gangster Ronnie Kray murdered George Cornell in 1966. However, by walking through the streets of Bethnal Green, you will discover the original story of the … Continue reading “The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green: East End History with Daniella King”

In Conversation with Nicole Lizée

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Called a “brilliant musical scientist” and lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination”, award-winning composer and video artist Nicole Lizée joins Spitalfields Music on Wednesday 5 December at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The Riot Ensemble perform the UK premiere of her Black Midi for chamber ensemble in … Continue reading “In Conversation with Nicole Lizée”

Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1

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Best known as a founding member of Arcade Fire, musician Richard Reed Parry is one of Spitalfields Music Festival’s featured composers. His latest release, the album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1, sees him depart from the sounds of Arcade Fire into some eclectic, delicate and beautiful songwriting. He draws … Continue reading “Richard Reed Parry releases new album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1”

Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!

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Are you a young person aged 11+? Do you enjoy making music and meeting new people? Soundbox is an all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 11+ from East London and beyond to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology … Continue reading “Soundbox is recruiting – sign up!”

Spitalfields Music Team Update

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Eleanor Gussman, Chief Executive, will not be returning to Spitalfields Music this Autumn. Following the birth of her daughter she has decided to pursue a freelance career. The Spitalfields Music Board has expressed their appreciation for her very significant contribution to the company. The Board is delighted that Stephen Newbould, … Continue reading “Spitalfields Music Team Update”

We won! Schumann Street is victorious at RPS Music Awards

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We are delighted to announce that Spitalfields Music has won the RPS Music Award for Chamber Music and Song with our 2017 Festival flagship project, Schumann Street! These prestigious awards are rivalled by none other and are the highest level of recognition for classical music-making in the UK, so needless … Continue reading “We won! Schumann Street is victorious at RPS Music Awards”

Marsyas Trio asks ‘Why No Women Mozarts?’ in latest series with Spitalfields Music

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Spitalfields Music in the City features all-female artists performing works by female composers through the ages in celebration of the women’s suffrage centenary. Our first concert on 8 June at the beautiful Ironmongers’ Hall features the Marsyas Trio, who will perform a selection of works for flute, cello and piano written by female … Continue reading “Marsyas Trio asks ‘Why No Women Mozarts?’ in latest series with Spitalfields Music”