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Spitalfields Music Festival

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1 July 2021 to 11 July 2021 Book tickets

Spitalfields Music have announced their programme for their 2021 festival which will be taking place from July 1st to July 11th. Fifteen new works will 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. The 2021 festival will bring together acclaimed artists, composers and performers working across different genres, traditions and styles for ten days of events exploring the extensive range and resilience of classical music.

Programme highlights include:

  • The London Symphony Chorus will present the world premieres of Errollyn Wallen’s After Winter and Howard Goodall’s Never to Forget in a concert that celebrates the kindness of strangers and commemorates the NHS workers who lost their lives over the last year.
  • Premiering at the historic George Tavern, Alicia Jane Turner’s immersive sound and video installation, a place to call home, will explore queer spaces over time, from historic LGBTQ+ culture in London to online spaces in the present day.
  • The world premiere of Ratchet Attach It by American composer, percussionist and godfather of audio collage Charles Amirkhanian.
  • The world premiere of Aberdeen, a deeply personal new collaboration between David Fennessy, Sonia Cromarty and Tim Cooper, will combine live cello, electric guitar, electronics and found sounds to form an immersive installation exploring memory, objects and family ties.

These are just a handful of the many incredible and exciting events to take place over the 10 days. The festival will run at various locations in London’s East End. Tickets are now on sale on the Spitalfields Music website.

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