Spitalfields Music’s ongoing commitment to collaborating and creating music with its local communities will see World premieres and new music performed alongside classic repertoire and cross-artform collaborations in iconic East London locations. From Christ Church, Spitalfields to Café Oto in Hackney, audiences and artists alike will experience the unifying power of live music, and its ability to transcend borders, languages, communities and culture.
The festival will see 15 new works premiere at this year’s festival, including new pieces by Errollyn Wallen, Alicia Jane Turner, Lola De La Mata, Howard Goodall, Charles Amirkhanian and Edmund Finnis.
Exploring the themes of transformation and metamorphosis, composers Chisara Agor, Lola de la Mata and Anna Pool will present new works commissioned by Spitalfields Music’s Open Call programme, which supports composers and musicians from communities under-represented in the sector.
Expect mini meditations, sing-a-longs, breathing and deep relaxation exercises accompanied by live music, Mindful Music will present family workshops exploring music and mindfulness. Plus local historian Daniella King will lead walking tours exploring the rich history of Stepney and Limehouse and much more.
Spitalfields Music Festival 2021
When? 1-11 July (various locations in London’s East End)
Tickets £15 (now on sale for members, with general on sale from 27 April)
020 7377 1362 (Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm)
The festival will follow and respond to appropriate Covid-19 protocols to ensure the safety of its audiences and artists.
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