Other premieres will include Exaudi in a new work by James Weeks, a poetic music drama about weaving, and BCMG in the London premiere of Howard Skempton and Matthew Harris's Field Notes which mixes sound with visual art.
|David Bates, artistic director of La Nuova Musica|
La Nuova Musica will be performing Handel's Israel in Egypt (Christ Church, Spitalfields 4 June) and will be joined by Lucy Crowe, and Elizabeth Watts for a candle-lit performance of Couperin's Lecons de tenebres (Village Underground 8 June). Vivaldi horn concertos and music by Handel feature in their concert with horn player Alec Frank-Gemmill and mezzo-soprano Julia Riley (Shoreditch Church, 12 June). La Nuova Musica's 2013 Spitalfields concert with Lawrence Zazzo was a great highlight (see my review), and the concert included some spectacular horn playing from Alec Frank-Gemmill.
Other early music events include Stile Antico celebrating its 10th anniversary (Christ Church, Spitalfields 5 June), the Armonico Consort and Elin Manahan-Thomas in a semi-staged performance of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Village Underground, 9 June), and the Carnival Band in 17th century English ballads.
There are plenty of other events, including Spitalfields Salon which is an intimate series of concerts and conversation in a Georgian House, musicians of the Royal College of Music at the Geffrye Museum, the Odyssean Ensemble at St Peter's Ad Vincula and a Baroque Supper complete with food from The English Restaurant! The Sixteen explores music and poetry from the First World War whilst the City of London Sinfonia and Polyphony explore Georgian London, and the Sacconi Quartet gives a multi-sensory performance of Beethoven quartets. Musical Rumpus, Spitalfields Music’s award-winning interactive, multi-sensory operas for toddlers returns with Purcell on 12 and 13 June.
Full information and listings from the Spitalfields Music website.