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Preview: City of London & Spitalfields Festivals

June 8, 2012 by

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A version of  this article was originally written for Londonist.com. Ahead of the gargantuan and all-encompassing BBC Proms season in July, two of London’s boutique summer classical music festivals kick off in June. The Spitalfields and City of London festivals celebrate two very different, albeit geographically close, areas of town. The festivals have much in […]

Review: Maxim Rysanov at the City of London Festival

July 7, 2011 by

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Maxim Rysanov is the most charismatic of the young players – like Lawrence Power and Antoine Tamestit – working hard to establish the viola as a solo instrument to rival its siblings. The Russian was once swooned over (slightly scarily) by Germaine Greer in the Guardian and he’s a regularly featured on disc covers.  Rysanov’s a […]

Preview: the City of London Festival

May 4, 2011 by

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This image originally appeared on Londonist. It would be reasonable to expect the City of London Festival to have a quiet one in 2011 considering that next year is its fiftieth birthday. But the Square Mile’s arts festival, an annual reminder that there is life in the City beyond the drudgery of finance, has expanded […]

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