Summer Festival ends on Saturday… but our work continues

Gazelle Twin. Image: Joe Tunmer.

Gazelle Twin. Image: Joe Tunmer.

With our Summer Festival coming to an end on Saturday 22 June, it’s your last chance to see a performance and we’ve saved two of the best ‘til last!

On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June, we’re taking you on a mysterious underground tour via sound installations and pop-up performances. Flow Forms is curated by electronic musician Elizabeth Walling aka Gazelle Twin and features juice vocal ensemble, an electronic set by Anna Meredith, and a piece for solo cello and voice by Elysian Quartet’s Laura Moody.

Soprano Ruby Hughes

Soprano Ruby Hughes

On Saturday 22 June, we’ve invited Polish baroque ensemble Arte dei Suonatori to perform an enthralling programme of Handel’s love songs. Featuring the talented soprano Ruby Hughes, it’ll be a night of emotive arias and tragic tales. Ruby is a New Generation Artist with BBC Radio 3 and was selected by Opera Now to be part of their ‘Who’s hot in opera’ list. She’s also no stranger to performing Handel having won both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2009 London Handel Singing Competition.

‘I’ve not heard another period-instrument ensemble in this repertoire that can match the combination of exceptional discipline, rhythmic thrust, spirited verve, and feeling of freshness that Arte dei Suonatori brings’, Fanfare.

Although the Summer Festival is near its end, our work in the community is nowhere near finished and we have plenty of things lined up for the future which you can get involved in.

Following its huge success at Rich Mix, baby opera Musical Rumpus will be touring Barking and Dagenham from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 11 July.

CLoSer will be returning to the cavernous reclaimed warehouse the Village Underground in October with a live score by Shostakovich to the Soviet film The New Babylon.

And we’ve just been awarded funding for a research project called Making Community through Music in Spitalfields, so watch this space!

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