Reaction Weekend

Smaller music festivals showcase the best of the UK’s classical music scene

Review: Ringside Symphony and Late-Night Firebird, Spitalfields Music Festival

BY James Hardie | tweet jejhardie   /  14 December 2018

York Hall, the home of British boxing in Bethnal Green, has welcomed the likes of David Haye, Lennox Lewis, and Ricky Hatton. The latest to add their name to this illustrious list? Shiva Feshareki, composer and turntablist extraordinare, whose GABA-analogue opened Ringside Symphony at Spitalfields Music Festival last week.

Described by conductor André de Ridder as ‘Gruppen for the 21st century’, Feshareki’s piece deconstructed Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra into an octophonic cube around York Hall


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