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/
Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2012 Preview
In anticipation of our upcoming Summer Festival, we thought we'd share some of our highlights from 2011 as well a preview of what's to come in June!
We are Shadows
Film short taken from footage by Andy Weir of Spitalfields Music's commuity opera in pieces - We are Shadows.
What Makes a Great Fable?
We asked the lovely Composers, Director and Workshop Leaders of Fables, Matthew Peacock (Chief Executive Streetwise Opera) plus staff at Spitalfields Music "What makes a great fable?" Here are some of the answers they gave us!
Abigail Pogson Executive Director
We caught up with our Executive Director, Abigail, at the launch party for 'Fables - A Film Opera', our collaboration with Streetwise Opera. Click to find out more about this Fables, the Winter Festival 2010 and our ongoing project, Opera in Pieces.
All about Spitalfields Music recorded during the Summer Festival in 2010
Video by Andy Weir
Creating a Vegetable Orchestra with Jim and Georgie
Learn how to make a 'One Note Carrot Whistler' in preparation for our family day at Arnold Circus on Sunday 13th June.
For more information, see our website at www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk
or ring 020 7377 1362