L&P Project Snapshot #3: Takeover (2013-4)

Takeover Festival is a project which enables primary school pupils to become amateur producers with responsibility for the programming and production of their own miniature festival. Over several weeks, the children work with our music leaders to programme events, write and perform their own songs, and market the festival to the rest of the school.…

On the twelfth day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… twelve images from the Winter Festival. It’s the last day of the Festival today which  means its our last ‘gift’ post sent to you. We’ll be bringing you more pictures, reviews and sounds from the Winter Festival soon, but in the meantime you can always revisit the 12 days of…

Artist Focus: European Union Baroque Orchestra

‘EUBO plays music from 300 years ago, not to create a museum but a here-and-now experience.’  (Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Music Director, EUBO) Bringing together some of the finest young baroque musicians from across Europe, the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO)  provides a creative platform for new talent. The orchestra offers around 25 graduates the opportunity…

Winter Festival Highlights

As we head in to the New Year, Acting Executive Director, Sarah Macnee shares with us the highlights of the remaining Winter Festival concerts. In the New Year we have two more wonderful Monteverdi concerts as well as Paul Agnew’s exploration of Monteverdi, Opera & Beyond on Thursday 6 January. This event explores the idea…

Best of the Fest (and the Rest)

The next installment of our regular feature Best of the Fest (and the Rest) and this week it’s the turn of Marketing Assistant, Rebecca Steel. The Festival event I can’t wait to see is EXAUDI‘s concert on Friday 7 January. I have seen them perform contemporary music several times and their sound is exquisite. I…