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25 YEARS OF LEARNING & PARTICIPATION At Spitalfields Music our work goes far beyond the reaches of our two festivals. Throughout the year we work with around 10,000 people from Tower Hamlets in creative projects and courses. It’s something we’ve been doing since 1989 and we’re proud to celebrate the 25th birthday of our award-winning Learning & Participation programme throughout the Summer Festival. You’ll find music-making for ears of all ages, from our hit Musical Rumpus series for 0-2 year-olds (The Mountain Shakers), to young 2

musicians from across the borough working with our Associate Artists (Music for a King, Watercycle), and our all-female chorus Women sing East with mix of pop, jazz and more. We culminate our celebration with David Lang’s Crowd Out, an powerful new piece for 1000 people.


Our Associate Artists this year, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Arun Ghosh, have put together a wonderful series to give our Summer Festival its core; for a fascinating artistic journey, consider following their events. Alongside them, we have stunning and contrasting music-theatre pieces, visual arts/ music collaborations, the brightest and best in early music from the well established to rising talent, a series of world premieres and lots of concerts for young ears. What draws all of this together? A spirit of adventure and place in this unique part of London. 2014 is of course a year of anniversaries: the beginning of the Georgian era, World War I, and the laying of the first stone of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Christ Church Spitalfields. We have our own celebration – the 25th anniversary of our Learning & Participation programme. The charity was at the vanguard of arts education and remains so today, finding ways to offer music as a central part of borough life, as something which brings pure enjoyment and which also raises aspirations, pointing to individual potential and collective endeavour.

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We’ll be marking our anniversary at the end of the Summer Festival with Crowd Out, a new piece written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Performed on Arnold Circus Bandstand, the piece will be presented by 1000 people of all ages and promises not only to be an iconic event in the summer calendar, but also an extraordinary exploration of our place in ‘the crowd’. Do mark Saturday 21 June in your diary!

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WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER FESTIVAL

I hope you enjoy selecting events from our brochure. I look forward to seeing you in Spitalfields this June. Abigail Pogson Chief Executive

ADD 25 Help us secure the future of our Learning & Participation programme by adding £2.50 or £25 when booking your tickets. Since 1989 we have reached over 105,000 people through this pioneering programme. Last year alone we ran 300 workshops and performances, trained 205 artists, teachers, workshop leaders and library workers, and introduced 900 toddlers to opera for the very first time. 3


THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FOLK IN A BOX Wed 5 – Sun 8 June 12.30pm – 2.30pm Bishops Square, Spitalfields E1 Free To usher in this year’s Summer Festival, we bring back Britain’s smallest concert venue to Spitalfields Market. Climb in for a beautifully intimate, one-to-one performance from a surprise artist.

“…a folk concert in a box almost brought me to tears…if it comes down your way, don’t be scared: be brave and enter” Telegraph

ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: MARKET HUNT Mon 9 / Thu 12 / Sun 15 / Tue 17 June 12.30pm – 1.30pm Spitalfields E1 Free Enjoy lunch with a side of lively music as players from the OAE pop up in the market’s hidden corners for impromptu recitals of early and contemporary music. Discover where to find them through a series of cryptic clues released online ahead of each performance.

Head to spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk for clues, hints and more

MURAL INSTALLATION Thu 5 – Sat 21 June See spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk for timings LimeWharf Free Composer James Weeks and film artist Sam Belinfante’s new work asks: what does it mean to belong to the world? On an audio-visual canvas they explore the building blocks of our personal, spiritual and physical relationships. Wander through the space and surround yourself in sound and image.

Supported by The Hinrichsen Foundation

ASSOCIATE ARTIST: OAE Top-quality playing, new thinking on old music – with their fresh approach to baroque music and beyond, we’re delighted that the OAE are joining us in E1 as Associate Artists this June. This vibrant ensemble takes an innovative approach to music-making in and out of the concert hall as well as in the community. In our Summer Festival they blend these elements to 4

ORCHESTR AGE OF ENL intrigue and delight, with spontaneous performances in unexpected locations (Market Hunt); big and bold baroque that places the audience at the centre of the sound (The Muses of Zion); intimate and stylish recreations of early chamber works (Transalpine Travellers); a mix of old and new led by young musicians (Watercycle) and an East London remix of their ground-breaking classical lounge in Night Shift E1.


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FRIDAY 6 JUNE MUSICAL RUMPUS: THE MOUNTAIN SHAKERS

ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: THE MUSES OF ZION

11.00am / 12.30pm Rich Mix £5 per child, accompanying adults free

8.00pm – 9.45pm Christ Church Spitalfields A £35 B £28 C £20 D £10 E £5

Zoë Palmer libretto/director Handel arr. Sam Glazer music Sophia Lovell Smith designer Musicians from Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Musicians from Genesis Sixteen

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Choir of the Enlightenment Robert Howarth director

Journey through a mysterious world of giants and mountains, sound and colours that will leave you and your baby enchanted. In the latest from our hit Musical Rumpus series, Handel’s rustic Acis & Galatea is transformed into a multi-sensory, interactive opera adventure for babies and toddlers to listen, touch and explore.

Suitable for 0-2 year-olds Running time: 50 min Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Youth Music

Rein Sancta Trinitas M Praetorius Missa à 8 from Musarum Sioniarum Rosenmüller Sinfonia Settima in G M Praetorius Ich ruf zu dir Jubilate Domino Vater unser in Himmelreich Rosenmüller Sonata prima à 2 Schütz Magnificat SWV468 Join the OAE to open their Associate Artist series with works by Praetorius and Schütz, two of 17th-century Germany’s biggest musical personalities. In this concert music resounds from all corners of Christ Church Spitalfields in expressive, overlapping multi-choir harmonies. You can also be part of the music, performing chorales with the musicians as would have happened in the Lutheran church.

Supported by Spitalfields Music Patrons and an anonymous donor

CHORALE WARM-UP

6.30pm – 7.15pm Free to concert ticket holders (booking required) Director Robert Howarth leads a pre-concert workshop for audience members who wish to join in the evening’s performance.

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MUSICAL RUMPUS: THE MOUNTAIN SHAKERS

RACHEL PODGER & BRECON BAROQUE

11.00am / 12.30pm Rich Mix £5 per child, accompanying adults free

8.00pm – 9.30pm Christ Church Spitalfields A £35 B £28 C £20 D £10 E £5

We’re also presenting this event on Friday 6 June; go to page 6 to find further information.

Brecon Baroque Rachel Podger director/violin

ARUN GHOSH: SPITALFIELDS SUITE

Vivaldi Concertos from L’Estro Armonico Op.3 Bach Excerpts from The Art of Fugue Vivaldi Concerto for violin and organ in D minor RV541

6.00pm – 7.15pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £20 B £15 C £10 D £5 Arun Ghosh clarinet/composer with chamber ensemble Arun Ghosh Spitalfields Suite (world premiere)

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SATURDAY 7 JUNE

In shimmering melodies and playful harmonies, Brecon Baroque, led by dynamic violinist Rachel Podger, draws from two renowned compilations of baroque vigour and creativity: Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico, a collection of innovative violin concertos, and JS Bach’s stylish experiment in counterpoint The Art of Fugue.

Inspired by Spitalfields’s history of immigration, clarinettist and composer Arun “The collective sense of style shown by Podger and Ghosh intertwines the experiences of the her ensemble produces music making of inspiring area’s migrant communities – from the vitality...” International Record Review Huguenots to the present day – with traditional melodies, found sounds, jazz and folk styles for his first Associate Artist event. Spitalfields Suite weaves together the past and present Free to concert ticket holders of this ever-changing area in a bittersweet Join in a discussion of the evening’s symphonic poem of trials and triumphs. programme with Rachel Podger.

Q&A WITH RACHEL PODGER: 9.30PM

Q&A WITH ARUN GHOSH: 7.15PM Free to concert ticket holders

Find out more about Arun and Spitalfields Suite.

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SUNDAY 8 JUNE SUMMER ON THE FARM

MURAL

12.00pm – 6.00pm Spitalfields City Farm Free

3.00pm / 5.00pm LimeWharf ÂŁ15 unreserved

Spend a day on the farm exploring all it has to offer, from a buzzing summer market of fresh vegetables and handmade crafts, to spacious gardens and treehouses. In among the animals, enjoy afternoon tea and cakes and demonstrations from the city farmers for all the family.

EXAUDI James Weeks director/composer Sam Belinfante film artist

In partnership with Spitalfields City Farm

What does it mean to belong to the world? The world premiere of MURAL examines the building blocks of personal, spiritual and physical relationships through individual experience and global themes, constructing a rich multimedia counterpoint that surrounds the audience in sound and image. Featuring poetry, essays and critiques, this is an audiovisual intoxication.

Running time: 1 hour Supported by The Hinrichsen Foundation MURAL will also be shown as an installation piece throughout the festival. Please see page 4 for full information. 8


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MONDAY 9 JUNE PLATFORM: MUSIC FOR A KING

TRIPTYCH

6.30pm – 7.45pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) Free, booking required

6.30pm / 8.30pm Wilton’s Music Hall £15 unreserved

Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service Students from Phoenix School Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Opera Erratica Patrick Eakin Young director Christian Mason, Christopher Mayo, Thomas Smetryns composers Gavin Turk set designer Tessa Edwards costume designer

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment joins the young musicians of THAMES and Phoenix School for a fantastical evening of musical flashes and bangs, including a mix of baroque and original works and culminating in a roof-raising massed performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Supported by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and Sir John Cass’s Foundation

Having mesmerised audiences with their holographic opera in our Winter Festival 2012, Opera Erratica returns with Triptych, a daring new work mixing together music, avant-garde performance, visual art and fashion. Taking Puccini’s Il Trittico as a starting point, this new trio touches on radical feminism, pornography, heart-wrenching loss and the absurdity of language.

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TUESDAY 10 JUNE NOISEBOYS & CO.

TRIPTYCH

12.45pm – 1.45pm Crispin Place, Spitalfields E1 Free

6.30pm / 8.30pm Wilton’s Music Hall £15 unreserved

NoiseBoys Canon Barnett Fusion Canon Barnett and Osmani Upstage Choirs Jim Cartwright, Sam Chaplin, Gawain Hewitt music leaders

We’re also presenting this event on Monday 9 June; go to page 9 to find further information.

NoiseBoys is a boys-only music collective from Canon Barnett Primary School. Throughout the year they’ve been composing and performing with their voices, percussion and electronics. They’ve invited some of their friends to join them for live music in the market, including brand new ensemble Canon Barnett Fusion.

Supported by 29th May 1961 Charity, Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, M&G Investments, Nugee Foundation, Simmons & Simmons, Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

ULUZUZULALIA 4.30pm – 5.30pm Brady Arts & Community Centre £5 per child, accompanying adults free Yvon Bonenfant director Jill Dowse, Peddy Pedro Knowles performers U-lu-zu-zu-la-lia. What can your voice do and How does it do it? Step inside a mysterious world and discover what’s possible. Experiment and invent with new sounds, click and clack and chirp and howl, take over the microphone and learn more about the science that makes it all happen.

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ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: TRANSALPINE TRAVELLERS 7.30pm – 8.50pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £25 B £18 C £10 D £5 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Robert Howarth director Works by Hassler, Gabrieli, Monteverdi and Schütz Giovanni Gabrieli’s teaching spawned a generation of innovative musicians across Europe, including Monteverdi, Schütz and the pioneering Hans Leo Hassler. Continuing their Associate Artist series, the OAE brings together intricate instrumental solos and flowing, intertwining melodies in a mix of meditative and vivacious works for chamber ensemble.

Supported by an anonymous donor

FOOD & DRINK

Enjoy interval refreshments and evening meals in Spitalfields. See page 25 for details.


NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

BRAZEN HUSSIES

6.00pm – 8.30pm Geffrye Museum £30 including a glass of wine

7.30pm – 8.30pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) £10 unreserved

Recitals from students of the Royal Academy of Music

Women sing East Women sing East Trio Laka D director

Step out of contemporary Hoxton into the area’s colourful past, explored through intimate histories and recitals in one of East London’s most treasured landmarks. Celebrating three centuries of the Geffrye Museum as both almshouses and museum, enjoy a drinks reception followed by three musical reflections (including three newly commissioned works) bringing together sounds of the baroque and the present day.

After a riotous decade together, our all-female chorus and their extraordinary leader Laka D recreate some of their favourite musical moments. Celebrating a phenomenal range of musical styles from soulful arrangements of jazz classics to punk anthems and lyrical folk ballads all characterised by gutsy storytelling. Join the “choir mistress from hell” and the energetic Women sing East for a raucous evening.

FIREFLY BURNING

CLUB INÉGALES

6.30pm – 7.45pm Wilton’s Music Hall £15 unreserved

8.30pm – 10.00pm Wilton’s Music Hall £15 unreserved

Bea Hankey voice James Redwood violin/mondolin/voice Sam Glazer cello/voice Jack Ross guitar/gongs/voice John Barber piano/gendèr barung/voice

Evan Parker saxophone Byron Wallen trumpet Oliver Coates cello Hyelim Kim taegum ˘ Sura Susso kora notes inégales Peter Wiegold director

Born out of chance musical encounters in East London, firefly burning’s music is full of infectious rhythms, close harmonies and delicate textures. Embracing the sound-worlds of Sufjan Stevens’s unadulterated pop, John Adams’s post-minimalism, and Javanese gamelan with a folk undercurrent, this is essential summer evening listening.

“the music is so utterly hypnotic... firefly are intoxicating, beautiful and affirming” Matchbox Magazine

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WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE

club inégales is a night of music that defies conventions and expectations. Led by the charismatic Peter Wiegold and the notes inégales, navigate through a mix of spontaneous musical encounters as the group and their special guests freely devise and improvise, revelling in unique sounds. Think avant-garde, jazz, contemporary blues, then forget it all and let the music takeover.

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THURSDAY 12 JUNE ARUN GHOSH: TALES OF TRADITION & TRADE

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7.30pm – 9.30pm Wilton’s Music Hall £15 unreserved Arun Ghosh clarinet with chamber ensemble Arun Ghosh and his ensemble invite you to an interactive evening that revels in the communal spirit of traditional work, music hall and pub songs. Bring your voices and percussion of your own design (from pots and pans to knitting needles) and join in songs brought and left to Spitalfields from Jewish, Irish and Bengali traditions, and of course the ‘old East End’.

FIERI CONSORT 7.30pm – 8.45pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £20 B £15 C £10 D £5 Fieri Consort Dufay Ave maris stella Clemens non Papa Pastores quidnam Ego flos campi Crecquillon Pater peccavi Josquin des Prez Gaude virgo Missa Ave maris stella Vibrant young ensemble the Fieri Consort makes its Spitalfields debut. Focusing on Josquin des Prez’s Missa Ave maris stella they open up the delicate beauty of Flemish choral masterpieces by Josquin and his contemporaries.

Supported by Fidelio Charitable Trust

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ASSOCIATE ARTIST: ARUN GHOSH Clarinettist and composer Arun creates music that draws together sounds from disciplines across the musical spectrum and around the world. Collaborating with a wide range of artists, he finds electrifying connections, creating sensitive and stimulating responses infused with jazz roots, classical forms, traditional modes and global influences. Arun’s versatility shines through in Associate Artist series, as he explores the history, present and future of Spitalfields (Spitalfields Suite); invites the audiences to celebrate the spirit of communal music-making (Tales of Tradition and Trade); and joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for re-imaginings of baroque works in Night Shift E1.

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Old Spitalfields Market, E1

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FRIDAY 13 JUNE BOXE BOXE

IN PRAISE OF ST COLUMBA

7.30pm – 8.45pm People’s Palace A £22 B £18 C £12 D £8

7.30pm – 9.00pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A £25 B £18 c £10 d £5

Compagnie Käfig Quatuor Debussy Mourad Merzouki choreography

Barnaby Brown triplepipes/lyre Simon O’Dwyer medieval Irish horns/bodhrán Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge Geoffrey Webber director

Combining the noble art of boxing with music and dance, France’s Compagnie Käfig present the London premiere of Boxe Boxe, a new work in which brutality and elegance collide and that has played to sold out theatres around the world. Martial arts, street and contemporary dance animate the pageantry of boxing, while music from Schubert to Philip Glass and Glen Miller punctuates, reflects and sustains, injecting romanticism and melancholy into the shifting scenes.

In partnership with Sadler’s Wells Supported by Bureau Export “Mourad Merzouki weaves street dance, hip-hop, acrobatics, and martial arts into elegant compositions.” The New Yorker

Q&A WITH MOURAD MERZOUKI: 8.45PM Free to concert ticket holders

Hear more from choreographer Mourad Merzouki and Quatour Debussy about the piece.

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Works from Celtic manuscripts of 10th–14th centuries plus a new work by Francis Grier Barnaby Brown is world-renowned for his revival of Celtic woodwind. With the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, he leads a meditative sequence of music based on medieval manuscripts from Scotland and Switzerland, revealing an intricate and austere beauty, complemented by a new work for voices and pipes by Francis Grier.

INSIGHT: 6.30PM

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Triplepipes player Barnaby Brown leads a discussion of the evening’s programme.


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NEW MUSIC

22 Fournier Street, E1

Throughout the festival we showcase the very best in contemporary music with a multitude of world premieres and new sounds. John Barber responds to the biblical Song of Songs with The Sixteen (Song of Songs); Valgeir Sigurรฐsson electronically embraces darkness and melancholy (No Nights Dark Enough); and the Scottish Ensemble recreate tumultuous landscapes in sound (Seavaigers). We also present a weekend of short and sharp new works with sounds, screens and stories in The Voice and the Lens, Passing Light and 20 Pianos. 15


SATURDAY 14 JUNE BOXE BOXE 2.30pm / 7.30pm People’s Palace A £22 B £18 C £12 D £8 We’re also presenting this event on Friday 13 June; go to page 14 to find further information.

THE VOICE AND THE LENS 7.00pm – 10.00pm Rich Mix £15 unreserved Ed McKeon and Sam Belinfante curators Featuring work by Lina Lapelyte, Loré Lixenberg & Jayne Parker, Elaine Mitchener with David Toop & Barry Lewis, Amy Cunningham, Helen Petts, Neil Luck, and Artprojx (see spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk for full details) The Voice and the Lens celebrates the relationship between voice and camera, sound and image, original and copy. During the evening, take an unguided tour through a series of performances as they emerge, bringing together birdsong, Bollywood, metal, opera, folk and more. Explore the voice and film through the work of some of the world’s leading artists.

A Third Ear production in partnership with Close-Up Film Centre, Institute for Musical Research, Rich Mix, Spitalfields Music and Whitechapel Gallery Supported by Arts Council England

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20 PIANOS / PASSING LIGHT Rich Mix £15 unreserved for both events * (select performances in the order you prefer) 20 Pianos

3.30pm / 5.00pm / 6.30pm Sam Beste piano Matthew Herbert 20 Pianos 20 pianos, 20 stories. Matthew Herbert’s music is praised for its ingenuity and invention; in this new work he crafts the sounds and stories of 20 pianos from around the world, including an instrument from East London as chosen by Spitalfields Music’s blog readers, into an evocation of memory and a celebration of their tones, tunings and histories.

Running time: 20min Supported by PRS for Music Foundation New Music Biennial Passing Light

4.00pm / 5.30pm

SPITALFIELDS SALON: WITH LUCY CROWE 6.30pm – 8.30pm Privately owned Spitalfields house (venue confirmed on booking) £55 including wine and canapés Lucy Crowe soprano Christian Curnyn keyboard

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SUNDAY 15 JUNE

In the stunning Georgian drawing room of one of Spitalfields’s privately owned Huguenot houses, enjoy an exclusive and intimate evening with international opera conductor Christian Curnyn (director of Early Opera Company, last year’s Associate Artists) and leading lyric soprano Lucy Crowe. Alongside glittering baroque arias, find out more about the music in conversation with the performers.

If you have limited mobility, please call the box office before booking for this event. Spitalfields Salon series ticket:  book for all three events for £150 

Bryn Harrison composer Tim Head digital artist London Sinfonietta Sound and abstract image interplay in the world premiere of a reflective, kaleidoscopic work by Bryn Harrison and Tim Head. Music and visuals constantly evolve and overlap, in subtle transformations of textures, colours and harmonies, while the audience moves freely through the performance space continually discovering more of this intriguing piece.

FOOD & DRINK

Enjoy interval refreshments and evening meals in Spitalfields. See page 25 for details.

Running time: 45min Supported by Arts Council England * Single event tickets also available

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MONDAY 16 JUNE ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: WATERCYCLE 6.00pm – 7.00pm Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) Free, booking required Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Musicians from Camden Music Service Musicians from THAMES James Redwood presenter Watercycle is an orchestral journey through the urban landscape of London. Taking Hazel Gould’s new Sound of London, young people from Camden and Tower Hamlets with the OAE weave together old and new sounds, new technology and original compositions, including Handel’s Water Music and new works by James Redwood.

Also presented as a schools-only performance, see website for details

SPITALFIELDS SALON: WITH ANNA STÉPHANY 6.30pm – 8.30pm Privately owned Spitalfields house (venue confirmed on booking) £55 including wine and canapés Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano Christian Curnyn keyboard Enjoy an intimate salon-style evening with opera conductor Christian Curnyn and Kathleen Ferrier Award-winning mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany. In one of Spitalfields’s beautifully-restored privately owned Georgian houses, they share arias, music for keyboard and conversation over a glass of wine.

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FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR 8.00pm – 10.00pm Village Underground £15 unreserved Stewart Lee voice Tania Chen piano Magnitude Ensemble Ilan Volkov conductor New works by Michael Parsons, Chris Newman, John Lely, James Saunders and Catherine Kontz Writer, comedian and vocalist Stewart Lee and pianist Tania Chen lead an evening of world premieres by five British composers. Taking the tradition of soloist against ensemble, pushing it to its limits and combining with inventive vocalisation, these new works present a daring evening of experimental music for soloist and ensemble.

INSIGHT: 7.00PM

Free to concert ticket holders

In conversation with Tania Chen and Stewart Lee about the evening’s programme.


SONG OF SONGS

NO NIGHTS DARK ENOUGH

7.00pm – 8.30pm Christ Church Spitalfields A £35 B £28 C £20 D £10 E £5

8.00pm – 10.00pm Village Underground £15 unreserved

The Sixteen Harry Christophers conductor

Valgeir Sigurðsson electronics City of London Sinfonia Hugh Brunt conductor

Music by Palestrina, Victoria and new works by John Barber Sacred and sensuous, the biblical ‘Song of Songs’ has been a vast source of inspiration for composers from the Renaissance to the present day. Alongside sumptuous works by Palestrina and Victoria, are new responses by composer John Barber, full of rich textures and floating melodies.

Supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation, John S Cohen Foundation, The Hinrichsen Foundation, Leche Trust, The Sixteen and Spitalfields Music’s New Music Commission Fund

Q&A WITH HARRY CHRISTOPHERS: 8.30PM Free to concert ticket holders

Join in a discussion with The Sixteen’s Harry Christophers and composer John Barber.

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TUESDAY 17 JUNE

Dowland Flow My Tears Valgeir Sigurðsson The Crumbling Dowland In Darkness Let Me Dwell Purcell arr. Britten Chacony in G minor Thomas Adès Darknesse Visible Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten Valgeir Sigurðsson No Nights Dark Enough (world premiere) City of London Sinfonia embraces darkness and melancholy with a John Dowland-inspired programme that flows from Scanner’s Associate Artist series in 2012. Beginning with Dowland’s own melancholic Flow My Tears, and moving to the stark beauty of works by Thomas Adès and Arvo Pärt, they conclude with a world premiere from Icelandic musician and founder of Bedroom Community, Valgeir Sigurðsson.

In partnership with Dark Music Days and November Music Supported by Eduard van Beinum Foundation

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WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE SEAVAIGERS

A SORROWFUL SOUL

6.30pm – 7.50pm Village Underground £15 unreserved

7.00pm – 8.30pm Christ Church Spitalfields A £35 B £28 C £20 D £10 E £5

Chris Stout fiddle Catriona McKay clarsach Scottish Ensemble

Gallicantus The Queen’s Revels

Sally Beamish Seavaigers JS Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV1043 Chris Stout/Catriona McKay Sunstone Martin Suckling, Alasdair Spratt, David Horne, Anna Meredith, Alasdair Nicolson, Stuart MacRae Scottish Variations Rugged landscapes and turbulent seascapes – in a series of new works and folk-infused re-imaginings, the Scottish Ensemble finds fresh perspectives on Scottish music. Taking musical traditions in a new direction, the centrepiece is a new set of Scottish Variations on the folk tune Tullochgorum, accompanied by concertos from JS Bach and Sally Beamish in which folk instrumentalists Chris Stout and Catriona McKay take the lead.

“... a scintillation of ace soloists who combine bracing energy, flexibility and precision, breathing and moving as one.” Observer on the Scottish Ensemble, November 2012

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Consort songs by Byrd, Dowland and Gibbons drawn from William Leighton’s The Teares or Lamentacions of a Sorrowfull Soule (1614) Gallicantus returns to Spitalfields with newcomers The Queen’s Revels in a selection of poignant and melancholic songs for voice and renaissance consort, celebrating the 400th anniversary of composer and editor William Leighton’s seminal volume of works, The Teares or Lamentacions of a Sorrowfull Soule.

NIGHT SHIFT E1 9.00pm – 12.00am Village Underground £15 unreserved Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Arun Ghosh clarinet OAE REMIX ensemble Musicians from Camden Music Service We give the OAE’s ground-breaking classical night, The Night Shift, a Spitalfields mash-up as we bring together both our Associate Artists for a laid-back evening of music. The OAE plays baroque originals alongside contemporary reworkings from their REMIX ensemble and Arun Ghosh, with sounds from Vivaldi to Kagel unexpectedly springing up around the building. Followed by a DJ set to round off the night.

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SPITALFIELDS SALON: WITH IESTYN DAVIES 6.30pm – 8.30pm Privately owned Spitalfields house (venue confirmed on booking) £55 including wine and canapés Iestyn Davies countertenor Christian Curnyn keyboard Opera conductor Christian Curnyn and countertenor Iestyn Davies host an exclusive evening in one of the privately owned restored Georgian drawing rooms of Spitalfields. Partrecital, part-conversation, enjoy a handpicked selection of arias and songs while hearing more about the music and performers.

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THE ENGLISH CONCERT 7.00pm – 8.30pm Christ Church Spitalfields A £35 B £28 C £20 D £10 E £5 The English Concert Sophie Gent violin

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THURSDAY 19 JUNE

Navarra Sinfonia/Sonata à 5 in C major Muffat Sonata II á 5 in G minor Biber Sonata Representativa Rosenmüller Movements from Sinfonia da Camera Schmelzer Fencing School Wilche Battaglia Biber Balletti Lamentabile á 4 Muffat Passacaglia from Suite V The English Concert, led by charismatic violinist Sophie Gent, explores European instrumental music before the appearance of Bach and Handel. Bringing together exquisite works by Muffat and Biber, they present the music of dances and battles, in soaring melodies and poised harmonies.

Q&A WITH SOPHIE GENT: 8.30PM Free to concert ticket holders

Hear more about the programme from violinist Sophie Gent. Princelet Street, E1

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DEATH ACTUALLY

GOD IS GONE UP

6.30pm – 10.20pm Toynbee Studios A £25 B £18

7.00pm – 8.30pm Christ Church Spitalfields A £35 B £28 C £20 D £10 E £5

Elin Manahan Thomas soprano Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano Robert Murray tenor Matthew Brook baritone Jakob Bloch Jespersen baritone Thomas Guthrie baritone/director Bjarte Eike violin David Owen Norris keyboard GOTcompany Sarah Dowling Dance Company Barokksolistene

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Graham Ross director

Triple Bill Schubert Die schöne Müllerin JS Bach Motets An Alehouse Session with Barokksolistene An irreverent celebration of death in all its humanity, including a theatrical recreation of Schubert’s song cycle of love and destruction, Die schöne Müllerin, the first-ever staging of JS Bach’s tantalising motets and an unruly session of bawdy baroque from Barokksolistene. An invigorating, life-affirming evening of music.

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FRIDAY 20 JUNE

Music celebrating Ascensiontide and Pentecost from Tallis and Gibbons to new works by Brett Dean and Nico Muhly The Christian season of the Ascension and Pentecost has been a wealth of inspiration to composers for centuries. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge presents a collection of joyous music from mostly British composers across 500 years, from the lively counterpoint of Tallis and Gibbons to new works by Brett Dean, Nico Muhly, Graham Ross and Giles Swayne.

Supported by George Law

Supported by Fenton Arts Trust

FOOD & DRINK

Enjoy interval refreshments and evening meals in Spitalfields. See page 25 for details.

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SATURDAY 21 JUNE CROWD OUT 3.30pm / 6.00pm Arnold Circus Bandstand (entry via Calvert Avenue) Free David Lang composer Simon Halsey conductor 1000 Londoners performers Isabelle Adams vocal leader A new piece of music for 1000 people. Inspired by the roaring swell of a football match, Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lang’s new work invites you to step in among a chorus of singing, shouting, whispering voices. As the ebb and flow of music resonates around Arnold Circus and envelops you, lose yourself in the crowd and take your own journey through this powerful piece.

Classical Music Pick for 2014: Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times Running time: 1 hour Co-commissioned by Spitalfields Music, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Berliner Philharmoniker. Produced in partnership with THAMES, LSO Discovery, Barbican-Guildhall Creative Learning Division and Friends of Arnold Circus. Supported by Arts Council England and Spitalfields Music’s New Music Commission Fund.

DEATH ACTUALLY 6.30pm – 10.20pm Toynbee Studios A £26 B £18 We’re also presenting this event on Friday 20 June; go to page 23 to find further information.

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FOOD & DRINK Complement your summer evenings with us in Spitalfields with light bites and drinks.

AT YOUR EVENT:

BEFORE / AFTER YOUR EVENT:

Local purveyors of fine foods, Leila’s Shop, will be serving a selection of drinks, pies and sweet treats throughout the festival.

Begin or round off your evening with a light supper.

At a number of events, you can add drinks and snacks to your order when booking your tickets. These will be then be waiting for you either before the event or in the interval, whichever you prefer. Available at events with this symbol

MENU

Raspberry cake and prosecco £7 Pork pie and ale £7 Just prosecco £4 Just ale / cordial £3

Leila’s Shop, E2

At The English Restaurant a two-course £18 contemporary British menu is available from 5.30pm and 9.30pm Monday-Saturday during the festival. Reservations: theenglishrestaurant.com 020 7247 4110 At Boundary Restaurant enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with your meal, available Monday-Saturday evening and Sunday daytime during the festival. Reservations: theboundary.co.uk 020 7729 1051 Just present your tickets on arrival and mention Spitalfields Music Summer Festival when reserving your table.


BOOKING INFORMATION HOW TO BOOK

OFFERS

Online spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk (24 hours)

Festival Saver * Book for 3–4 events and get 15% off tickets.

Phone 020 7377 1362 (Mon – Fri 10.00am – 6.00pm)

Book for 5+ events and get 20% off tickets.

On the door 30min before the start of a concert (subject to availability – as many of our concerts sell out, we recommend booking in advance)

CONCESSIONS * Children (under 16) 50% discount Under 26 25% discount (Not available at Boxe Boxe) Jobseekers 25% discount Students £5 best available (£8 at Boxe Boxe) Disabled and limited mobility free companion ticket where required Groups (10+) 10% discount * Applicable on full-price adult concert tickets only. Excludes £5 tickets and not valid in conjunction with other offers/discounts. Excludes Spitalfields Salon events and Night at the Museum.

Event is specially made for under 16s

*A pplicable to full-price adult concert tickets purchased in the same transaction only. Excludes £5 tickets and other discounts/ offers. Excludes: Spitalfields Salon events, Night at the Museum, The Voice and the Lens, 20 Pianos and Passing Light. Spitalfields Salon series ticket Book for all three of our Spitalfields Salon events for £150. Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction. For full terms and conditions of booking, please visit spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/your-visit

FREE TICKETS FOR TOWER HAMLETS RESIDENTS If you live in Tower Hamlets and have never been to one of our events before, you can claim a pair of free tickets through our No Strings Attached scheme. To find out more give us a call on 020 7377 1362 or email nostringsattached@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

ACCESS There is wheelchair access in most of our venues and hearing loops at all box offices. If you require a large print version of this brochure or special assistance, please call the main box office (020 7377 1362) or minicom number (020 7375 0730), or email access@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk 26

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Christ Church Spitalfields A, B, C Nave D Side aisles – unreserved & restricted view E Gallery – unreserved & unsighted Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) A, B Nave C Side aisles – unreserved & restricted view D Gallery – unreserved & unsighted

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VENUES & SEATING

People’s Palace A, B Ground floor / balcony (front) c Balcony (rear) d Balcony (rear) – restricted view

Toynbee Studios A Stalls (front) B Stalls (rear)

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VENUES

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Arnold Circus Bandstand Boundary Gardens, Arnold Circus, E2 7JS

tfl.gov.uk 020 7222 1234 spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/your-visit

Brady Arts & Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street, E1 5HU Christ Church Spitalfields Commercial Street, E1 6LY Geffrye Museum 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA LimeWharf Vyner Street, E2 9DJ People’s Palace Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN Spitalfields City Farm Buxton Street, E1 5AR Spitalfields E1 (inc. Bishops Square and Crispin Place) off Brushfield Street, E1 6DW

Imagist graphic design imagistlondon.com

Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB

James Berry photography mrnovemberphotography.co.uk

Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ

Naomi Goggin photography naomigoggin.com

Wilton’s Music Hall 1 Graces Alley, E1 8JB

Programme details are correct at the time of going to press. In unavoidable circumstances Spitalfields Music reserves the right to alter the artists or programme. Spitalfields Music (registered as Spitalfields Festival Ltd) is a registered charity no. 1052043

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THANK YOU Spitalfields Music is immensely grateful to the organisations and individuals who make our Festival and Learning & Participation programmes happen throughout the year, including our Members, in-kind supporters and all those who wish to remain anonymous.

Arts Council England City of London Creative Works London London Borough of Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service Youth Music Allen & Overy Clifford Chance M&G Investments News International Simmons & Simmons Spitalfields E1 29th May 1961 Charity 95.8 Capital FM’s Help a Capital Child Alison Wetherfield Foundation Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust Baily Thomas Charitable Fund Boltini Trust Britten–Pears Foundation Bureau Export John S Cohen Foundation Coutts Charitable Trust Derek Shuttleworth Educational Trust D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Fenton Arts Trust Fidelio Charitable Trust The Fishmongers’ Company Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Hinrichsen Foundation Holst Foundation

John Horseman Charitable Trust Leche Trust Lord Phillimore’s Charitable Trust Loveday Charitable Trust Michael Tippett Musical Foundation Nugee Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation PRS for Music Foundation Radcliffe Trust RVW Trust Rothschild Royal Victoria Hall Foundation Sir John Cass’s Foundation Tesco Charity Trust Wessex Youth Trust Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers

Alex & Susan de Mont Nigel & Ruth Dutson Albert & Rowan Edwards Helen Fraser CBE Keith & Sarah Jane Haydon Michael Keating Colleen Keck Peter & Sarah King George & Anne Law Nick Macrae Simon Martin Jane Martineau Jasmine Matthews Alan & Dinah Moses Richard Syred & Brian Parsons Helen Payne Jim Peers Judith Weir CBE Hedley Wright The late Peter Lerwill The late Christopher Vaughan

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CALENDAR Wednesday 4 June.........12.30pm................Folk in a Box���������������������������������������������������������������� Thursday 5 June............. see website...........MURAL installation (daily until 21 June)��������������������� .......................................12.30pm................Folk in a Box���������������������������������������������������������������� Friday 6 June..................11.00am................Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers ����������� .......................................12.30pm................Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers ����������� .......................................12.30pm................Folk in a Box���������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................Chorale Warm-up ��������������������������������������������������� .......................................8.00pm.................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: ���������������������� .....................................................................The Muses of Zion �������������������������������������������������� Saturday 7 June..............11.00am................Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers ����������� .......................................12.30pm................Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers ����������� .......................................12.30pm................Folk in a Box���������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.00pm..................Arun Ghosh: Spitalfields Suite �������������������������������� .......................................8.00pm.................Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque ����������������������������� Sunday 8 June................12.00pm................Summer on the Farm ���������������������������������������������� .......................................12.30pm................Folk in a Box���������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................3.00pm..................MURAL (EXAUDI)������������������������������������������������������ .......................................5.00pm..................MURAL (EXAUDI)������������������������������������������������������ Monday 9 June...............12.30pm................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:��������������������� .....................................................................Market Hunt ����������������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................Platform: Music for a King �������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................Triptych����������������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................8.30pm.................Triptych����������������������������������������������������������������������� Tuesday 10 June.............12.45pm................NoiseBoys & Co.�������������������������������������������������������� .......................................4.30pm..................Uluzuzulalia �������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................Triptych����������������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................7.30pm..................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:������������������������ .....................................................................Transalpine Travellers ����������������������������������������������� .......................................8.30pm.................Triptych����������������������������������������������������������������������� Wednesday 11 June.......6.00pm..................Night at the Museum�������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................firefly burning������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................7.30pm..................Brazen Hussies (Women sing East)��������������������������� .......................................8.30pm.................club inégales����������������������������������������������������������������� Thursday 12 June...........12.30pm................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:��������������������� .....................................................................Market Hunt ����������������������������������������������������������� .......................................7.30pm..................Arun Ghosh: Tales of Tradition & Trade ������������������ .......................................7.30pm..................Fieri Consort��������������������������������������������������������������� 30


Saturday 14 June............2.30pm..................Boxe Boxe������������������������������������������������������������������ .......................................7.00pm..................The Voice and the Lens���������������������������������������������� .......................................7.30pm..................Boxe Boxe������������������������������������������������������������������

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Friday 13 June................7.30pm..................Boxe Boxe������������������������������������������������������������������ .......................................7.30pm..................In Praise of St Columba���������������������������������������������� .....................................................................(Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)���������

Sunday 15 June..............12.30pm................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:��������������������� .....................................................................Market Hunt ����������������������������������������������������������� .......................................3.30pm..................20 Pianos�������������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................4.00pm..................Passing Light�������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................5.00pm..................20 Pianos�������������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................5.30pm..................Passing Light�������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................20 Pianos�������������������������������������������������������������������� .......................................6.30pm.................Spitalfields Salon: with Lucy Crowe��������������������������� Monday 16 June............. 6.00pm..................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Watercycle  .......................................6.30pm.................Spitalfields Salon: with Anna Stéphany���������������������� .......................................8.00pm.................Familiar/Unfamiliar����������������������������������������������������� Tuesday 17 June............. 12.30pm................Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:��������������������� .....................................................................Market Hunt ����������������������������������������������������������� .......................................7.00pm..................Songs of Songs (The Sixteen)������������������������������������ .......................................8.00pm.................No Nights Dark Enough (City of London Sinfonia)���������� Wednesday 18 June.......6.30pm.................Seavaigers (Scottish Ensemble)��������������������������������� .......................................7.00pm..................A Sorrowful Soul (Gallicantus/The Queen’s Revels)�� .......................................9.00pm..................Night Shift E1 ��������������������������������������������������������� Thursday 19 June...........6.30pm.................Spitalfields Salon: with Iestyn Davies������������������������ .......................................7.00pm..................The English Concert��������������������������������������������������� Friday 20 June................6.30pm.................Death Actually������������������������������������������������������������ .......................................7.00pm..................God is gone up������������������������������������������������������������ .....................................................................(Choir of Clare College, Cambridge)��������������������������� Saturday 21 June............3.30pm..................Crowd Out������������������������������������������������������������������ .......................................6.00pm..................Crowd Out������������������������������������������������������������������ .......................................6.30pm.................Death Actually������������������������������������������������������������

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