Songs of the weavers

  Spitalfields is known for its vibrant history of weaving, and tonight Associate Artist Arun Ghosh will be teaching us songs and tunes inspired by the industries which have flourished in the area. Bring your instruments, noise makers and voices and join in with the music-making! For a preview of tonight’s tunes, see the lyrics below from…

In video: Summer Festival 2014 preview

With our Summer Festival a mere 5 weeks away, our Programme Director: Festivals Kate Wyatt talks us through the most exciting events happening in June. Alongside hear Associate Artist Arun Ghosh introduce his programme including Spitalfields Suite and Tales of Tradition and Trade, and Cherry Forbes, Education Director from Associate Artists the Orchestra of the Age…

Listen: Music to drink (water) to

On Saturday 22 March it’s World Water Day, a day where we think about water means to us and work towards everyone having access to this vital resource. Putting together a playlist inspired by water, you might think we’d go straight for Handel’s classic Water Music, but that would be way to obvious for us.…

Five reasons to get excited about contemporary music this summer

Our Summer Festival is jam-packed with new music, from Arun Ghosh‘s newly commissioned Spitalfields Suite to electronic musician Valgeir Sigurðsson‘s collaboration with City of London Sinfonia. Here are our top five reasons to get excited about contemporary music with us this summer: 1. Associate Artist: Arun Ghosh Clarinettist Arun Ghosh is another of our Associate Artists…

In Pictures: Winter Festival 2013

Last year we produced our biggest and most successful Winter Festival to date! Join us as we reminisce over some of the most memorable events from last December including Arun Ghosh’s Winter Rasa, Lights on Arnold Circus and the debut performance of our new all-male choir EastEnd Notes Did you manage to make it to…

In Video: Arun Ghosh

This evening, Arun Ghosh will be performing his Winter Rasa at Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) from 7.00pm. Join us for an eclectic evening of seasonal music, as Arun uses the language of jazz to communicate between folk musics from around the world. To get a taste of what to expect, enjoy the video below of…

Indo-jazz inspired by Shakespeare

Earlier this week, London Jazz spoke to clarinettist/composer Arun Ghosh about his upcoming Winter Rasa in this year’s Winter Festival. In the interview, Ghosh talks about his new choral piece for our all-male choir EastEnd Notes, inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnet II: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow. The choir, led by Omar Shahryah, shall perform…