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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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Copy of 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 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

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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

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2013

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2013 7 - 22 June Early music - world premieres - music theatre - folk, jazz, electronica - family activities Featuring Associate Artists Early Opera Company and Scanner, leading a programme of music old and new including: Monteverdi with contemporary street dance (featuring Tony Adigun), Handel's Susanna, John Dowland re-imagined with The Haxan Cloak and Gazelle Twin, a caffeinated hour of Bach and opera for 0-2 year olds. Alongside are: The Sixteen, London Sinfonietta, Lady Maisery, The English Concert, Mark Simpson, The Cardinall's Musick, Open Souls, La Morra, Powerplant (with Joby Burgess), Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Living Room in London (with Manu Delago), The Orlando Consort, William Howard, City of London Sinfonia, Women sing East, Arte dei Suonatori, and much more... To explore the programme, head over to: http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2013/

The Elements @ the Royal Academy of Music - rehearsal

On Monday 4 February, Year 3 & 4 students from Osmani and Kobi Nazrul Primary Schools came together to perform Elemental Songs and Dance at the Royal Academy of Music. A short section of the rehearsal was caught on film by our Learning & Participation Programme Manager Kathryn Allnutt.

In conversation with Paul McCreesh

In the run up to our Summer Festival 2012, we sat down with the director of our Associate Artists Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh to talk about their series of concerts. Touching on all areas of their work, they will be performing a Purcell opera, Stravinsky's Mass setting and an a cappella programme of English pastoralism as well as a very special concert for young ears. For more information about Gabrieli Consort & Players's Associate Artist series, and to book tickets, see our website: http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/

Spitalfields Music interviews Associate Artist Matthew Barley

Ahead of our Summer Festival, we sat down with Associate Artist and cellist Matthew Barley. We asked him more about his series on concerts, which includes some of this Festival's more unusual events. He'll be playing chamber pieces without any rehearsal, and exploring what music's actually for, as well as performing John Tavener's The Protecting Veil and spending a day on the wards at the new Royal London Hospital. For more information about Matthew Barley's Associate Artist series, and to book tickets, see our website: http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2012: Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan plays excerpts from 'Variations for Judith' - 11 short reflections on Bist du bei mir by G.H. Stölzel arr. J.S. Bach, written by some of today's most widely acclaimed British composers. Melvyn Tan will give the premiere of Variations for Judith alongside J.S. Bach's English Suite No.2 in A minor and English Suite No.5 in E minor at Spitalfields Music's Summer Festival 2012 on Monday 18 June. For full information and to book tickets see www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk or call the Box Office on 020 7377 1362 Variations for Judith will also be performed by Melvyn Tan at this year's Cheltenham Music Festival on Sunday 8 July cheltenhamfestivals.com/music and Cambridge Summer Music on Saturday 28 July cambridgesummermusic.com/ Filmed & Edited by Lightwind Productions http://lightwindproductions.co.uk/

Midsummer Street Party - help us make it happen!

Spitalfields Music is taking to the streets this Summer for an all-inclusive Midsummer Street Party. But we need your help to make it happen. Find out more about the project from the people involved. Help make it happen by donating online now: http://www.justgiving.com/midsummer For more information go to http://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/

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