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Winter Festival 2014 video trailer

Still not sure what to come to in our Winter Festival this year? Not to worry! Our Programme Director: Festivals, Kate Kelly, takes you through some of the festival’s highlights, from early music performances by The Sixteen, Iestyn Davies and The English Concert, to contemporary works from Quatuor Diotima and Scanner. There’s also an elements…

The meeting of two Greek legends

Remember Me… Claudia Molitor’s enigmatic opera in a desk gets underway this week. Ahead of the  performances, we looked into who two of the characters, Dido and Eurydice, were. The story follows an imagined meeting of two legendary figures of Greek mythology, Dido and Eurydice. Separately, Dido and Eurydice are renowned for their appearances in opera…

Memories of Sound

This week, Claudia Molitor will be bringing her much talked about Remember Me: A Desk Opera to Rivington Place in Shoreditch. See below for an insightful article Claudia wrote about her piece earlier this year. If you’re seeing her Desk Opera on Monday or Tuesday, ask yourself ‘How will your viewing affect future performances of…

A small piece of utopia

Composer Claudia Molitor will be performing her new work Remember Me: A Desk Opera on Monday 9 – Tuesday 10 December. We interviewed Claudia about the piece, her compositional process and the inspiration behind the project. For those who haven’t come across your work, could you give a little introduction to who you are and…

In video: Peer inside a desk and discover an opera

“Imagine you open your desk one day and a whole new world opens in front of you…” Claudia Molitor On Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 December, composer Claudia Molitor will be presenting Remember Me: A Desk Opera. An immersive and intimate event, Remember Me is a contemporary opera experience complete with film, orchestra pit visit,…

In video: Winter Festival preview

Check out the video above for a preview of what’s on this winter. Our Chief Executive Abigail Pogson and Programme Director: Festivals Kate Kelly introduce the programme, while director of La Nuova Musica David Bates and composer/ performer of Remember Me: A Desk Opera Claudia Molitor talk about the events they’re presenting at the Winter…

What’s on this winter: Seasonal staff picks

Where can you see intercultural improv followed by the best of Benjamin Britten? Read on to find out more. Our new programme is brimming with exciting things to see and hear. Members of the Spitalfields Music team share with you what they’re most looking forward to at our Winter Festival 2013: Kate I’m really looking…