tumblr_n3cnbePFQN1t7zdxro1_1280

Watch: Opera Erratica’s Triptych preview

Opera Erratica will be bringing their daring new work Triptych to this year’s Summer Festival. The piece is being devised through a collaborative process which is being documented online so you can get a real insight into the minds of the composers and artists working on the project. Triptych is a trilogy of three smaller pieces…

Evan-Parker

Happy Birthday Evan Parker!

Evan Parker is one of the most esteemed saxophonists to come from the UK and he’s coming to our Summer Festival this June as part of club inégales at Wilton’s Music Hall. Evan is renowned for his pioneering experimentations in free jazz so we thought what better way to celebrate his birthday by looking back…

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013

Crowd Out FAQs (part 2)

It’s time for a second instalment of our Crowd Out FAQ videos. Find out from David Lang himself where the words came from and how he has approached writing an 1000-voice work. You may find some surprises…! We’re looking for even more people to take part in Crowd Out - you don’t need any previous musical experience, just…

1345-fitandcrop-714x399

Listen: Fieri Consort

The young and vibrant Fieri Consort will be making their Spitalfields debut this summer and we can’t wait! We spoke to soprano Hannah Ely about how the ensemble came together, what type of music they’re passionate about, and their ambitions for the future. We predict big things for these talented singers, and their energy and…

IMG_2339

L&P Project Snapshot #3: Takeover (2013-4)

Takeover Festival is a project which enables primary school pupils to become amateur producers with responsibility for the programming and production of their own miniature festival. Over several weeks, the children work with our music leaders to programme events, write and perform their own songs, and market the festival to the rest of the school.…

Geffrye Museum, London: Photograph by John Hammond.

Music at the Geffrye Museum

  To celebrate the range and breadth of museums across the country, more than 300 museums, galleries and cultural institutions have joined forces to bring #MuseumWeek to Twitter! This week, museums everywhere are posting behind-the-scenes photos and giving us an insight into the lives of specialists as they sift through thousands of archives, restore the…