Arun Ghosh. Photograph: Naomi Goggin
Clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh. Photograph: Naomi Goggin

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival once again brings superb early music, new sonic explorations, innovative music-theatre pieces, family music-making and more to East London’s most interesting spaces including Christ Church Spitalfields, Shoreditch Church and Wilton’s Music Hall.

The programme is led by Associate Artists the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh, who respond to the architecture and history of the local area, including the world premiere of Ghosh’s Spitalfields Suite.

Complementing them are the brightest and best in early music; a series of collaborations between music, theatre and film, and 15 world premieres.

Spitalfields Music also celebrates 25 years of its Learning & Participation programme, one of the first of its kind, with a number of events, including the London premiere of David Lang’s Crowd Out, written for 1000 untrained voices.

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival
Booking information

Phone: 020 7377 1362 On the door: 30 minutes in advance of the event start time (subject to availability)
Tickets start from £5 with many events free
Full details at Spitalfields Music

Tower Hamlets residents wanting to make a first foray into the festival may be eligible for free tickets via Spitalfields Music’s ‘No Strings Attached’ ticket scheme.

The scheme allocates tickets ‘gifted’ through donations from Spitalfields Music ticket bookers to members of the local community who might not otherwise be able to attend.

More information via or on 020 7377 1362

Young players on_Ebor Street. Photograph: James Berry
Young players on_Ebor Street. Photograph: James Berry

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