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Spitalfields Music

Spitalfields Music brings together world-class artists and local people in one of the most unusual and creative corners of London. Drawing inspiration from the local area of Tower Hamlets, they produce two annual music festivals and run creative music projects throughout the year in the local community. In an area often seen to be full of challenges, Spitalfields Music focus on music and its power to bring people together, change perspectives, engage the body, emotions and intellect, and to spread energy.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £46,955
  • 2013-2014: £48,035
  • 2014-2015: £49,379

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Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2015

Fifteen days of classical and contemporary music in East London featuring Associate Artists rising starts of early music La Nuova Musica, composer Emily Hall and former BBC New Generation Artist, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings.

Associate Artist: La Nuova Musica (Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2015)

La Nuova Music join Spitalfields Music as an Associate Artist for our Summer Festival 2015. At our brochure photoshoot, we caught up with director David Bates to find out more about their series this June. La Nuova Musica concerts: Israel in Egypt Thursday 4 June, Christ Church Spitalfields Leçons des ténèbres Monday 8 June, Village Underground Baroque Horn Concertos Friday 12 June, Shoreditch Church (St Leonard's) Find our more and book tickets: http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Associate Artist: Emily Hall (Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2015)

Emily Hall comes to Spitalfields Music as an Associate Artist for our Summer Festival 2015. At our brochure photoshoot in Millwall Dock, we chatted to Emily about what she's bringing to the festival this June. Emily Hall events: Folie à Deux Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June, Rich Mix Sound Among Sounds Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June, Rich Mix Women sing East Monday 8 June, Shoreditch Church (St Leonard's) Find our more and book tickets: http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Associate Artist: Shabaka Hutchings (Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2015)

Shabaka Hutchings joins Spitalfields Music as an Associate Artist for our Summer Festival 2015. During our brochure photoshoot at the Cable Street Mural we talked with Shabaka to find out more about his Summer Festival project Spitalfields Re-Sounded Shabaka Hutchings events: Spitalfields Re-Sounded Blog http://spitalfieldsresounded.com Spitalfields Re-Sounded Wednesday 10 June, Village Underground Spitalfields Re-Sounded Tour Saturday 13 June, walking performance around Spitalfields Find our more and book tickets: http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

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Takeover: Kobi Nazrul Primary School

Year 3 pupils at Kobi Nazrul Primary School design their own day-long multi-arts festival.

Tales from the Ditch - A peek behind the curtain

Wondering what's been going on in The Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall this weekend? Take a peek behind the curtain!

Teaser Tales from the Ditch - Bow Bells

Join BAFTA Award-winning writer Alan Gilbey from 5-7 December at Shoreditch Town Hall for an old-fashioned knees-up in The Ditch. But beyond the whelks and pearly buttons, below the streets of Shoreditch other tantalising stories wait to be discovered. Try a teaser tale to find out what's in store! Find out more here: bit.ly/1xHmPJ8

Teaser Tales from the Ditch - Abe Saperstein

​Join BAFTA Award-winning writer Alan Gilbey from 5-7 December at Shoreditch Town Hall for an old-fashioned knees-up in The Ditch. But beyond the whelks and pearly buttons, below the streets of Shoreditch other tantalising stories wait to be discovered. Try a teaser tale to find out what's in store! Find out more here: bit.ly/Wb6cHc

Crowd Out Q5 What Will Crowd Out Be Like For The Audience?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out conductor Simon Halsey about this new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 5 of 5

Crowd Out Q4 What Will Participants Get Out Of Taking Part?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out conductor Simon Halsey about this new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 4 of 5

Crowd Out Q3 What Level Of Commitment Is Required To Take Part?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out conductor Simon Halsey about this new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 3 of 5

Crowd Out Q2 How Will The Rehearsal Process Work Once People Are Signed Up?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out conductor Simon Halsey about this new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 2 of 5

Crowd Out Q1 Whos Going To Take Part In Crowd Out And How?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out conductor Simon Halsey about this new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 1 of 5

Trailer: Boxe Boxe - Compagnie Käfig

Sadler's Well and Spitalfields Music present Compagnie Kafig's hugely popular Boxe Boxe as part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival Choreographed by Compagnie Kafig's artistic director Mourad Merzouki, Boxe Boxe combines contemporary dance, live music and martial arts, to explore the theatricality and brutality of boxing. Around the eight dancers, string quartet Quatuor Debussy, use music by Schubert, Ravel and Glen Miller to sustain scenes and underpin the melancholy of this work. Performances: Friday 13 June - 7.30pm Saturday 14 June - 2.30pm / 7.30pm Tickets: £22-£8 People's Palace, Mile End Road, E1 More information: spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/boxe-boxe

Crowd Out #7 Crowd Out Is So Different...Why Have You Composed It As You Have?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 7 of 7.

Crowd Out #6 Can Anyone Who Wants To Take Part Perform The Piece?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 6 of 7.

Crowd Out #5 Why Is It Important That All Performers Feel There's A Part Of Them In The Piece?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 5 of 7.

Crowd Out #4 Where Did The Words In Crowd Out Come From And Why?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 4 of 7.

Crowd Out #3 What Made You Want To Write A Piece For 100 People?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 3 of 7.

Crowd Out #2 What Makes Crowd Out So Exciting?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 2 of 7.

Crowd Out #1 What is Crowd Out About?

We present the premiere of Crowd Out on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Arnold Circus in East London: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/crowd-out/ We ask Crowd Out composer David Lang about his new piece for 1000 untrained voices. Part 1 of 7.

Shapla Takeover Festival 2014

Takeover Festival is a project which enables Year 3 pupils to become amateur producers with responsibility for the programming and production of their own miniature festival. They took over Shapla Primary School for an entire day on Tuesday 17 December with singing, dancing and creative activities. Supported by 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, Creative Works London, M&G Investments and the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers.

An Introduction to CROWD OUT

David Lang's new work Crowd Out for 1000 voices. Crowd Out is commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with financial assistance from Arts Council England and individuals through BCMG's Sound Investment scheme; Spitalfields Music with major funding support from Arts Council England and financial assistance from its New Music Commission Fund; and the Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker, supported by Deutsche Bank.

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013 Trailer

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 6 - 17 December 2013 Spend your winter evenings warming in Spitalfields. Bringing together historic surroundings and new sonic explorations, the festival programme features: The Hilliard Ensemble's 40th Birthday Party; The Sixteen with Britten and Poulenc; Handel's Messiah from The English Concert; Britten Sinfonia in collaboration with guitarist Stian Westerhus; Claudia Molitor's miniature opera in a desk; clarinettist Arun Ghosh's Winter Rasa; opera for 0-2 year-olds; and much more... Full programme at http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk Tickets from £5

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