15 amazing things in #SMSF15

This June we’ve lined up some of the best music old and new, music inspired by Spitalfields, and sounds for the youngest of ears to enjoy. To introduce you to what’s coming up we’ve put together 15 picks of some of the best things about our Summer Festival 2015.

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Ian Bostridge, Alice Coote and Elizabeth Watts join Harry Bicket for our Spitalfields Salon – intimate evenings of music and conversation.

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A day of events inspired by weaving: The Little Weaving Opera, a Weaving Workshop, and music inspired by textiles in Howard Skempton’s Field Notes.

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More opera for toddlers: we’ve got a brand new production in Musical Rumpus, A Fairy Queen in the Forest: a world of fairies and fantastic with music from Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.

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An electromagnetic harp: the new creation by Associate Artist Emily Hall featuring in her new opera Folie à Deux.

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Discover music in the everyday sounds around us: Associate Artist Shabaka Hutchings creates a new piece for his band created from the sounds of Spitalfields collected in his sound archive.

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Festival favourites The Sixteen return exploring the relationship between music and poetry in the impressive surroundings of Christ Church Spitalfields.

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A night at the Geffrye Museum: An exclusive evening in one of East London’s most special spaces, explore the museum’s beautifully curated interiors after hours.

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Meet the Tower of London’s weary, guiltless ghosts: explore words and music at the resting place of some of the most important figures of the 16th century, the Tower of London.

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BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and virtuoso horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill returns in a concert of baroque concertos and arias with Associate Artist La Nuova Musica.

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Feel the performers heartbeats in the Sacconi Quartet’s Heartfelt:  through responsive lighting and a handheld device feel a string quartet’s heartbeats as they play.

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Music from some of the best young talent in Tower Hamlets, alongside musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

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Get more In Depth with talks inspired by our concerts including a look at Georgian London, and the extraordinary story of writer Samuel Johnson’s unlikely friendship with a Jamaican slave.

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Stile Antico celebrates their 10th anniversary with a live performance of their award-winning recording of Music for Compline.

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A candlelit performance of Couperin’s Leçons des ténèbres at Village Underground with Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth Watts and La Nuova Musica.

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Sumptuous baroque music for violin from Brighton Early Music Festival Young Artist Elicia Silverstein accompanied by a one-plate meal at the family-run The English Restaurant.

There’s plenty more to uncover this summer in Spitalfields. Head to our website to explore the programme and find out more about what’s coming up.

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival
2-16 June 2015
Tickets from £5
Explore the programme

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