Following last year’s sell-out success, Classic Album Sundays returns to the Spitalfields Music Festival, with a classical-meets-electronic twist. As part of a new series Classical Uncovered, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will feature non-classical artists discussing their favourite classical recording and how it has influenced their work, before an uninterrupted vinyl playback of the full album on Classic Album Sundays’ audiophile hi-fi.

In the spotlight for this event is multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Richard Reed Parry, best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire. His chosen album is Snowflakes are Dancing by Japanese musician Isao Tomita. The album features arrangements of Debussy’s tone paintings, including Clair de Lune and The Girl with the Flaxen Hairperformed on a Moog synthesizer and a mellotron, bringing the colours of Debussy’s music into a new context.

Watch: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Max Richter and André de Ridder discuss Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ at Spitalfields Music Festival 2017

The event is part of the Spitalfields Music Festival and the festival curator, composer and conductor André de Ridder will join in the conversation to discuss how classical music has found and continues to find new avenues to reach wider audiences through dramatic reinterpretations.


Time & Date: Monday, 3rd December 2018 7:30 – 9:15 pm (Doors at 7 pm)


Chat’s Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London E9 6DF


£10-£12 in advance

Audio Menu

Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner, Klipschorn Loudspeakers and Klipsch SW115 Subs.

Listen: Classic Album Sundays and Tom Middleton on Space Music at the Royal Albert Hall