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Deep listening and classics re-interpreted: André de Ridder curates Spitalfields Music Festival

Andre de Ridder Artistic Curator Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 (Photo Brian Sweeney) Spitalfield Music Festival this December has a new look, announced yesterday, as conductor André de Ridder takes over as guest curator, creating a programme intended to reflect the festival's location at the heart of one of London’s most vibrant areas. Monteverdi features highly with performances of the Eighth Book of Madrigals, alongside a variety of artists giving modern re-interpretations of Monteverdi's music with new works by Josephine Stephenson, featured composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Qasim Naqvi.
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