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1–9 December

Mary Bevan Liam Byrne The Coveryard Joseph Crouch Kit Downes The Erebus Ensemble Shiva Feshareki Fidelio Trio Elizabeth Kenny Katherine Manley James McVinnie Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy Odyssean Ensemble Richard Reed Parry Jörgen van Rijen The Riot Ensemble Marco Storman Richard Strange Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra

SPITALFIELDS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 Artistic Curator ANDRÉ DE RIDDER

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WELCOME It’s a great honour to be able to share another festival line-up with you and to have had the opportunity to continue to develop our vision for a 21st-century music festival, with the Spitalfields Music family. Spitalfields Music Festival 2018 examines connections that span many centuries and genres of quintessentially English music, discovering a deeply innate sense of melancholy, lyrically and musically, common to early masters like Byrd, Tallis and Purcell and the seminal Manchester post-punk bands Joy Division and The Smiths. We are also spotlighting a number of Canadian musicians and composers on the cutting edge of contemporary and popular music, including Richard Reed Parry*, Nicole Lizée and Christopher Mayo. Following the success of 2017’s Schumann Street, we have created another immersive, site-specific production; a hybrid of a Handel cantata, a recomposition of original Joy Division lyrics by British-Iranian composer Shiva Feshareki* and a work by Turner-nominated artist Haroon Mirza. We are proud to be producing music in some of the most exciting old and new venues across our borough of Tower Hamlets, including the home of British boxing, a sixteenth-century fortress, an Edwardian Town Hall, a vast nineteenth-century museum and a warehouse turned nightclub in Hackney Wick.

*Shiva Feshareki and Richard Reed Parry are our 20I8 Featured Composers André de Ridder, Artistic Curator

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My thanks to all the individuals, organisations, donors and partners who have helped make this festival possible.


AT A GLANCE SATURDAY I DEC

THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER

Unknown, Remembered... (Insight Event) 4.15pm

Platform at the Museum 5.30pm

Byrd at the Tower of London 6pm & 8pm

Ringside Symphony 7pm

SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER

Late-night Firebird 9.30pm

Footsteps of East London 10am

FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER

Brunch with Kit Downes 11am & 12.30pm

Smile 12pm

MONDAY 3 DECEMBER

Tallis Lamentations 7.30pm

Classic Album Sundays 7.30pm

Unknown, Remembered... 8pm

TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER

Heart and Breath Reimagined 2pm

Footsteps of East London 10am

Mary Bevan / The Coveryard 7pm & 9pm

Fidelio Trio 1pm

Unknown, Remembered... 8pm

Quiet River of Dust 7pm

WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER

Heart and Breath 8pm

Unknown, Remembered... 2pm & 5pm

Unknown, Remembered... 8pm

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An immersive hybrid of opera, theatre and art installation

SATURDAY I DECEMBER, 4.I5PM (INSIGHT EVENT*) TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER, 8PM WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER, 8PM FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, 8PM SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER, 2PM AND 5PM STUDIO 9294 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN Tickets: £10–£25 Spitalfields Music follows the smash-hit success of its RPS Award-winning Schumann Street in 2017, with another immersive, site-specific production, which runs across the Festival. Unknown, Remembered interweaves Handel’s brilliant operatic scena La Lucrezia, composer Shiva Feshareki’s new setting of lyrics from seminal Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures, and Haroon Mirza’s film installation The Last Tape to create a unique sitespecific production. Through soprano Katherine Manley, we experience a woman haunted by the memory of tragedy, in an immersive piece which features her fellow Schumann Street artists Liam Byrne and Jamie McVinnie with acclaimed actor Richard Strange.

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ACROSS THE FESTIVAL

UNKNOWN, REMEMBERED...

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Please note this is a promenade performance, however a limited number of chairs will be available upon request


Composers GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL & SHIVA FESHAREKI Artist HAROON MIRZA Director MARCO STORMAN Soprano KATHERINE MANLEY Viola da Gamba LIAM BYRNE Keyboards JAMES MCVINNIE Actor RICHARD STRANGE

“Wow, this was truly something else… magically strange and unforgettable” – TELEGRAPH ON SCHUMANN STREET

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FESTIVAL Unknown, Remembered

INSIGHT EVENT Artistic Curator ANDRÉ DE RIDDER SATURDAY I DECEMBER, 4.I5PM CHAPEL ROYAL OF ST. PETER AD VINCULA, HM TOWER OF LONDON 35 Tower Hill, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4DR Tickets: £10 To open the 2018 Spitalfields Music Festival, Artistic Curator André de Ridder presents a special Insight Event as a prelude to the immersive production Unknown, Remembered which runs across the Festival. Featuring a concert performance of Handel’s cantata La Lucrezia (sung by soprano Katherine Manley), and André de Ridder in conversation with director Marco Storman, composer Shiva Feshareki and artist Haroon Mirza.

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LAUNCH

ODYSSEAN ENSEMBLE | Director COLM CAREY Programme includes: Cantate domino Tribulationes civitatum Deus venerunt gentes Laudibus in sanctis Tristitia et Anxietas Ne irascaris domine Vigilate ‘William Byrd was one of the finest composers of his age’ – BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

BYRD AT THE TOWER The Odyssean Ensemble presents sacred motets by William Byrd in the stunning chapel of one of London’s most historic landmarks, the Tower of London. The programme reflects Byrd’s struggle as a Catholic during the religious storms of the Reformation when many persecuted Catholics were imprisoned at the Tower of London. Byrd expresses his torment through works full of anguish and grief, including Tristitia et Anxietas and Deus venerunt gentes. This performance has been made possible thanks to support from Geoffrey Collens and Stephen and Jackie Benson

SATURDAY I DECEMBER, 6PM & 8PM CHAPEL ROYAL OF ST. PETER AD VINCULA, HM TOWER OF LONDON 35 Tower Hill, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4DR Tickets: £10–£35

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BRUNCH WITH KIT DOWNES

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Piano KIT DOWNES | Chef SIMON SHAND “fluently sweeping piano runs from brittle street grooves and Latin detours, ideas warped from boleros and computergame themes wrapped around lyrical figures” –GUARDIAN ON THE KIT DOWNES TRIO

“Good food at any SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER, IIAM & I2.30PM price, awesome TOWN HALL HOTEL at these “ 8 Patriot Square, London E2 9NF Tickets: £40 –TIME OUT ON THE CORNER ROOM Chef Simon Shand and star pianist Kit Downes come together at the lovingly restored 1930s-influenced Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. Enjoy a solo recital from British ‘jazz thoroughbred’ (BBC) and Mercury Prize nominee Kit Downes in the elegant De Montfort Suite, accompanied by one of the finest brunches in East London, served by chef Simon Shand at the Corner Room. Treat yourself to something delicious from the set menu, with options including a Full English Breakfast, Baked Egg Ragu and more with a bloody mary or glass of prosecco.

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SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER, I0AM SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER, I0AM MEETING POINT: Roman Road exit of Bethnal Green Tube Station Tickets: £12, £6 for children Discover the secret history of Bethnal Green with awardwinning walking guide Daniella King of guiding group East London on Foot. Starting with its Roman roots, the tour uncovers tales of brilliant boxers, gruesome gangsters, the notorious Bloody Bishop and much more. Each walk is approximately 2 hours, ending at York Hall, a Spitalfields Music Festival venue and the home of British boxing.

FOOTSTEPS OF EAST LONDON

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CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS presents

CLASSICAL UNCOVERED

COLLEEN ‘COSMO’ MURPHY in conversation with RICHARD REED PARRY and ANDRÉ DE RIDDER

MONDAY 3 DECEMBER, 7.30PM

TOMITA Snowflakes are Dancing

CHATS PALACE 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF Tickets: £10–£12 Following last year’s sell-out success, Classic Album Sundays returns to the Spitalfields Music Festival, with a classical-meets-electronic twist. As part of a new series Classical Uncovered, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will feature non-classical artists discussing their favourite classical recording and how it has influenced their work, before an uninterrupted vinyl playback of the full album on Classic Album Sundays’ audiophile hi-fi. In the spotlight this year is multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Richard Reed Parry, best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire. His chosen album is Snowflakes are Dancing by Japanese musician Isao Tomita. The album features arrangements of Debussy’s tone paintings, including Clair de Lune and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, performed on a Moog synthesizer and a mellotron, bringing the colours of Debussy’s music into a new context.

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HEART AND BREATH REIMAGINED Leaders ABIMARO GUNNELL GAWAIN HEWITT CANON BARNETT PRIMARY SCHOOL OSMANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER, 2PM RICH MIX 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Tickets: Free, booking required Year 5 pupils from Osmani and Canon Barnett Primary Schools have reimagined Music for Heart and Breath by Richard Reed Parry (see pages 14–15). Inspired by the piece and by the rhythm of their own heart and breath, they have created brand new music with artists and educators Gawain Hewitt, Abimaro Gunnell and festival artists.

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ABOUT SPITALFIELDS MUSIC For over 40 years Spitalfields Music has been putting music at the heart of East London. We’ve built a nationwide reputation for high-quality performances, innovative artist development and award-winning learning projects in our local borough. Always driven by the energy of our community, our work is founded on three pillars:

PERFORM We create unforgettable live music experiences that reimagine what classical music can mean for artists and audiences, bringing unusual East London spaces to life and welcoming one of the most diverse music audiences in the UK.

“…captivating and quirkily brilliant” –THE GUARDIAN

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Spitalfields Music is a PRS Foundation Keychange partner, committing to a 50/50 gender balance in our festival commissioning by 2022

“Spitalfields Music’s Trainee Music Leader programme was life-changing and wonderful…I can’t recommend it highly enough” –RAPHAEL CLARKSON, TRAINEE MUSIC LEADER 20I5-I6

CREATE We place artists at the heart of our work and are committed to nurturing their boldest and most insightful work. We lead the music sector in artist development, pioneering programmes such as our Artistic Curator role, Open Call commissions and Trainee Music Leaders Scheme.

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LEARN We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience inspiring live music and to develop their own creativity. Our award-winning Learning & Participation programme reaches over 5,000 people each year in schools, libraries, care homes and community spaces.

‘A year ago I would have rated my confidence as I out of I0 but now because of Big Sing I feel confident’ – PARTICIPANT OF THE BIG SING PICTURED ABOVE

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TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER, 7PM HOXTON HALL 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH Tickets: £10–£35 World-renowned soprano Mary Bevan joins Europe’s preeminent lute player Elizabeth Kenny and cellist Joseph Crouch for a solo recital of music by Purcell and his Baroque contemporaries. The spectacular Grade II listed Victorian music hall, Hoxton Hall, is the setting for tales of grief, loneliness, shame, anger and guilt, embodying a quintessentially English sense of melancholy.

MARY BEVAN SINGS PURCELL Soprano MARY BEVAN / Lute ELIZABETH KENNY / Cello JOSEPH CROUCH © Victoria Cadisch

Conceived as a pairing with The Coveryard

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Voices/instruments: THOM ANDREWES KATE HUGGETT MATT HUXLEY SARAH LATTO JOSEPHINE STEPHENSON PETER YARDE MARTIN

THE COVERYARD PLAYS PURCELL & THE SMITHS TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER, 9PM HOXTON HALL Tickets: £10–£15 Iconic Manchester rock band The Smiths, like Purcell, were pre-eminent exponents of English song-craft, addressing themes of loneliness, adolescent longing and violence in their four Gold-selling albums of the 1980s. The Coveryard collective of arrangers and multi-instrumentalists, led by Josephine Stephenson and Sarah Latto, will interweave The Smiths songs with new arrangements of Purcell, shape-shifting between chamber band and a capella vocal ensemble to explore veins of English melancholy through this kaleidoscope of musical genres.

Joint ticket offer: attend both concerts for £15–£40

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HEART AND BREATH THE RIOT ENSEMBLE* Conductor AARON HOLLOWAY-NAHUM Guest Performer RICHARD REED PARRY

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* ‘always impeccable’ THE TIMES

Spitalfields Music gratefully acknowledges support from Canada House, which has enabled us to feature leading Canadian composers and artists at the festival

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CHRISTOPHER MAYO Beast NICOLE LIZÉE Black Midi RICHARD REED PARRY Music for Heart and Breath Co-commissioned by Spitalfields Music, Avanti! and Gaudeamus Muziekweek with s t a r g a z e WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER, 8PM TRINITY BUOY WHARF 64 Orchard Pl, Poplar, London E14 0JY Tickets: £10–£18 The Riot Ensemble are at the forefront of the contemporary music scene, touring across Europe and regularly featured on BBC broadcasts. They return to Spitalfields Music Festival this year with a programme of work by some of Canada’s most exciting contemporary composers at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London’s only lighthouse. Richard Reed Parry keys into the most basic of all rhythms, the human heartbeat, for his Music for Heart and Breath. Instrumentalists will be connected to stethoscopes, their heartbeats act as a metronome and their breath the downbeat of a conductor’s baton. As each individual’s body-rhythms are different, so is each performance of Music for Heart and Breath, providing a unique experience for both audience and performers. The programme will also feature Christopher Mayo’s Beast and a UK premiere of Nicole Lizée’s Black Midi.

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PLATFORM AT THE MUSEUM THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER, 5.30PM V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA Tickets: Free, booking required Join us for a much-loved annual event at the festival, in partnership with THAMES. As part of Spitalfields Music’s award-winning, year-round Learning and Participation programme, festival artists will be working with young people from Tower Hamlets through the Autumn term to create new music, inspired by the architecture and design of the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. The museum was built in 1872 and is a colossal iron structure, with a round-arched red brick exterior inspired by contemporary German architecture. Perhaps most striking is the fish scale pattern marble floor, laid by female inmates of Woking Gaol and the murals in the north and south exterior walls.

Audiences are invited to move around the space, however chairs will be available The programme also features Soundbox Creative Ensemble, our all-ability inclusive music collective that brings together disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 16-25 from East London to make and create music using a mixture of traditional instruments, music technology and singing. With special thanks to the Dunard Fund for their generous support

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Programme: SHIVA FESHAREKI GABA-analogue ANNA MEREDITH Barchan IGOR STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (I9I9)

RINGSIDE SYMPHONY THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER, 7PM YORK HALL 5 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PJ Tickets: £10–£12 (choose the seated Balcony or part-seated, part-standing Ringside option when booking) Spitalfields Music brings a symphony orchestra to the home of British boxing with a concert celebrating two cutting edge contemporary British composers and a 20th-century revolutionary. Following both artists’ hugely successful programmes at the BBC Proms 2018, we’re delighted to feature Anna Meredith (‘One of the most innovative minds in modern British music’ Pitchfork) and Shiva Feshareki (2017 BASCA British Composer Award for Innovation) at this year’s festival. Expect a site specific, surroundsound orchestra and a guest appearance by soloist Jörgen van Rijen, the most celebrated trombonist of his generation. The evening ends with a performance of Stravinsky’s timeless masterpiece, The Firebird Suite.

Joint ticket offer: Attend Ringside Symphony and Late-night Firebird for £I5

Spitalfields Music would like to thank The Boltini Trust and RVW Trust for their support on this project

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Conductor ANDRÉ DE RIDDER Turntables SHIVA FESHAREKI Trombone JÖRGEN VAN RIJEN Organ KIT DOWNES TRINITY LABAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


LATE-NIGHT FIREBIRD with Shiva Feshareki

THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER, 9.30PM ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA Tickets: £8 In association with nonclassical, composer/ turntablist Shiva Feshareki will remix a recording of Stravinsky’s Firebird live, at a late-night intimate gig in the heart of Bethnal Green. Bar open late.

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MISHMASH PRODUCTIONS presents

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FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, I0AM (ESPECIALLY FOR SCHOOLS) & I2PM RICH MIX 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Tickets: £8 per child, £2 accompanying adult, £5 per additional adult Told through magical, theatrical chamber music and performed by exceptional musicians, the award-winning Smile takes audiences on a musical adventure. Based on the book Augustus and His Smile written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner, this fun, interactive show features a range of chamber music, from Bach to Bartók as well as original pieces devised by the ensemble.

Perfect for children aged 3 or above and their families

With thanks to the Dunard Fund and MishMash Productions

“Absolutely stunning. An incredible performance. A perfect way to introduce young children to classical music.” – AUDIENCE MEMBER FROM SMILE’S UK TOUR

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TALLIS LAMENTATIONS THE EREBUS ENSEMBLE | Director TOM WILLIAMS FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER, 7.30PM THE OCTAGON Queen’s Building, 327 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS Tickets: £10–£22 This vast and magnificent library, hidden in Stepney Green, plays host to a celebration of Thomas Tallis and the glories of the English choral tradition, sung by one of the UK’s finest early music groups, The Erebus Ensemble. The programme features Tallis’ much-loved Lamentations of Jeremiah, Loquebantur variis linguis and If Ye Love Me alongside contemporary responses from composer Nico Muhly (ENO, Metropolitan Opera, Britten Sinfonia), who absorbs the Tudor sound world within his own lyrical style, steeped in the Anglican choral tradition. This performance has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Richard Syred and Brian Parsons

Programme includes: TALLIS Loquebantur variis linguis MUHLY In One Place TALLIS Why fumth in fight TALLIS Lamentations of Jeremiah MUHLY Recordare, Domine SHEPPARD In manus tuas MUHLY Pater noster

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FIDELIO TRIO Violin DARRAGH MORGAN Cello ADI TAL Piano MARY DULLEA

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER, IPM ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA Tickets: £10–£12

Leading international chamber musicians, the Fidelio Trio, perform World and UK premieres by four leading composers. Ann Cleare’s 93 million miles away is inspired by NASA’s controversial estimation of the distance between the sun and the earth and uses sounds created inside the piano alongside atmospheric strings. Christopher Fox’s world premiere This is the wind comes from R.S. Thomas’ bleak poem Depopulation of the Hills. Luke Styles takes inspiration from the Australian outback, the red desert and the endless seas that bound Australia’s shores for Memories of a Foreign Land Called Home. Canadian Linda Catlin Smith’s evocative Far from Shore was commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2017.

The Fidelio Trio performance is generously supported by The Hinrichsen Foundation.

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“they make what they do all-too-effortless” – SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

Programme: ANN CLEARE 93 million miles away (London premiere) CHRISTOPHER FOX This is the wind (World premiere) LUKE STYLES Memories of a Foreign Land Called Home (World premiere) LINDA CATLIN SMITH Far from shore (UK premiere) This concert is being recorded for future transmission on BBC Radio 3 Hear & Now

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RICHARD REED PARRY: QUIET RIVER OF DUST ‘It’s a lush and verdant composition filled with buzzing cicadas, plucky guitar, and his airy voice flowing like a breeze through the treetops.’ – THE FADER on Song of Wood from Quiet River of Dust, Vol. I SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER, 7PM ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA Tickets: £10–£16 Spitalfields Music and the Barbican are proud to bring Richard Reed Parry’s (of Arcade Fire) folk project to the UK for the first time, following his Autumn 2018 debut album launch. Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 was inspired by Richard Reed Parry’s tour of Japan and incorporates Buddhist myths, death poems and British folk songs. Produced by Spitalfields Music in association with the Barbican

Spitalfields Music gratefully acknowledges support from The High Commission of Canada in the UK, which has enabled us to feature leading Canadian composers and artists at the festival.

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BOOKING INFORMATION

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HOW TO BOOK

ONLINE spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk PHONE 020 7377 1362 (Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm) For event durations, please check our website or ask at the Box Office when booking

CONCESSIONS

Under 30s, jobseekers, Musicians’ Union members: Tickets for £10 or less on all shows (excluding Footsteps of East London and Brunch with Kit Downes) Disabled and limited mobility: free companion ticket

ACCESS Wheelchair access is available at all venues except Studio 9294. If you have specific access requirements, then please email access@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk or phone 020 7377 1362

OFFERS

FESTIVAL SAVER Book three or more events and save 15% BUY ONE GIVE ONE Give the gift of music for £12. Donate the value of a ticket to Ringside Symphony and we will give a free ticket to this event to someone who has never attended the festival before. For full terms and conditions of booking please visit spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/terms-and-conditions Programme details are correct at the time of going to press. In unavoidable circumstances, Spitalfields Music reserves the right to make any alterations to the advertised artists or programme

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Be part of something special

Thank you for making this one of the best days of my life – SEVEN-YEAR-OLD PUPIL AT STEWART HEADLAM PRIMARY SCHOOL Spitalfields Music is a registered charity that has been using music to bring diverse communities together in one the UK’s most challenged boroughs for 42 years. Tower Hamlets faces the highest levels of housing deprivation in the UK; the highest level of health deprivation in London; and almost 50% of school children and elderly people live in poverty. We address these challenges with free-toaccess, music projects in schools, special educational needs and disabilities settings and care homes. These projects are proven to result in better academic results, development of language skills, reduction of isolation, increased confidence, better workforce opportunities, more civic engagement and community cohesion.

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Many of our audience members choose to support this work by becoming a Spitalfields Music Member from just £35 a year. In return you’ll receive all sorts of benefits like behind-the-scenes access and invitations to special events and performances. You can also support the legacy of our work by leaving us a gift in your will, making a transformational impact on the charity for years to come. For more information on supporting Spitalfields Music please visit spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/support-us or email me on dominic.haddock@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

Dominic Haddock Director of Development


THANK YOU Public Funders Corporate Partners

In addition to these listed, we are grateful to the many organisations and individuals who give their time, money and support to help make our year-round programme possible.

Festival Partners

Trusts and Foundations Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation | Aspinwall Charitable Trust | Barbers’ Company | Boltini Trust | Canada House | Chapman Charitable Trust | City Bridge Trust | D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust | Dunard Fund | Ernest Cook Charitable Trust | French Huguenot Church of London Charitable Trust | Janus Henderson Foundation | John S Cohen Foundation | Loveday Charitable Trust | Mary Kinross Charitable Trust | Mercers’ Company | Merchant Taylors’ Company | Quebec Embassy | Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust | Thistle Trust | Wessex Youth Trust | Worshipful Company of Carmen | Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators | Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers

Champions and Major Donors

Clifford & Fiona Atkins, Stephen & Jackie Benson, Veronica Berman, David Bernstein, Maurice Biriotti, Katie Bradford, Chris Carter, Geoffrey Collens, Spencer & Lucy de Grey, Stuart Donachie, Albert & Rowan Edwards, Colleen Keck, Peter & Sarah King, George & Anne Law, Meredith Lloyd-Evans, Simon Martin, Alan Moses, John & Virginia Murray, Richard & Amicia Oldfield, Helen Payne, Brian Smith, Michael Spencer, Richard Syred & Brian Parsons, Kevin Walters, John & Linde Wotton, Hedley Wright

Artistic Curators’ Circle Maurice Biriotti, Jasmine Mathews, Charlotte Morgan, Brian Smith

Board

Remi Atoyebi, Maurice Biriotti (chair), Lindsey Glen, Megan Gray, Michael Keating, Stephen Madigan, Jasmine Mathews, Charlotte Morgan, Nicky Oppenheimer, Katie Tearle MBE

Programme Advisory Group

Robert Adideran, Tom Armitage, Richard Baker, Patrick Dickie, David Gallagher, Adey Grummet, Abimaro Gunnell, Michael Keating, Sonia Kumari Mehta, Elizabeth Lynch, Alison Porter, Katie Tearle, Stuart Whatmore, Jane Williams


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William Byrd Ann Cleare Kit Downes Shiva Feshareki Christopher Fox Abimaro Gunnell George Frideric Handel Gawain Hewitt Sarah Latto Nicole LizĂŠe Christopher Mayo Anna Meredith Haroon Mirza Nico Muhly Richard Reed Parry Henry Purcell John Sheppard Linda Catlin Smith Osmani and Canon Barnett Primary Schools Josephine Stephenson Igor Stravinsky Luke Styles Thomas Tallis Isao Tomita

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