On the third day of the Winter Festival…

Spitalfields Music sent to me… a brief history of 20 Fournier Street, one of the houses from our In the House tour. In the House is our series of musical tours that combine the extraordinary history of the local area with small recitals in the drawing rooms of beautifully restored Georgian houses. Read on to…

Coming up this Winter

I am writing this on one of the hottest days of the year so far and at the end of London’s most festive summer ever.  It seems strange to be thinking about our Winter Festival and its aim to provide some relief to cold dark days and to the tiredness of an autumn’s work as…

In the House… with a flute

In our final stop on the tour of last Winter’s In the House project, which saw student composers and performers from the Royal Academy of Music collaborate on brand-new site specific works, we reach 10 Folgate Street. The building has had a colourful history of inhabitants and the compact upstairs sitting room, along with the unusual nature of the In…

In the House… with a violin

We have another track from our In the House project to share with you! For those of you unfamiliar with In the House, last year we invited student composers and instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music to create new music inspired by specific Georgian houses of Spitalfields, which would then be the venues for the performances, for…

In the House… with an oboe

In another instalment from our In the House project, we present Brian Mark’s Fantasia on a Lament, a work written in response to visiting 17 Elder Street, a property dating from the early 18th century. Oboist Vicky Jones premiered the work in our Winter Festival 2011. Hear the track, performed by oboist Christopher Redgate, and read more about the…

In the House… with a piano

We thought it was time for another treat from our In the House project from our last Winter Festival. Composer Carter Callison and pianist Florian Mitrea worked closely together on a programme inspired by 9 Elder Street, one of the Georgian houses in the historic Liberty of Norton Folgate. Carter’s Dream Weavers was written especially for the…