A sneak-peak at the Midsummer Street Party

The Midsummer Street Party is this Summer Festival’s fantastic final day. Programme Manager, Ellie tells us more about what’s in store! Although there will be plenty of bunting, this won’t be your typical street party. With it falling on the midsummer weekend, we thought we’d take this as a starting point and bring together the…

Gettin’ to know you: Phil

Ever wondered about the faces behind everything going on at Spitalfields Music? Well, now you have a chance to get to us a bit better as our speed-interviews with members of the team return to the blog! This week, new boy and Development Administrator, Phil Chandler shares some secrets exclusively with us. What was the…

What to expect at Night of the Unexpected!

We’re very excited to let you in on the line-up for one of our most head-spinning events this Summer! Full of short, sharp and eclectic performances, the Dutch cult sensation, Night of the Unexpected, takes over the Bishopsgate Institute on Saturday 16 June. For only £12 (£5 students) you will be entertained by some truly fantastic artists,…

In the House… with a violin

We have another track from our In the House project to share with you! For those of you unfamiliar with In the House, last year we invited student composers and instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music to create new music inspired by specific Georgian houses of Spitalfields, which would then be the venues for the performances, for…

In video: Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan returns to Spitalfields this Summer for a programme brimming with Bach and brilliance. Alongside two of JS Bach‘s English Suites (Nos. 2 and 5) he will be giving the world premiere of works by 11 acclaimed British composers in Variations for Judith. The variations are a series of short reflections on Bist du bei mir by…

Old Earth – A Special Announcement

We are delighted to reveal that leading classical actor Alan Howard will be joining The Sixteen and Jericho in this Summer’s exciting new stage collaboration, Old Earth. Part of this Festival’s music and theatre strand, Old Earth is set in the evocative surroundings of Village Underground. Directed by Jonathan Holmes, it sees the first stage…