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Cello Unwrapped

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Classical at Kings Place

With its flagship annual Unwrapped series, Kings Place has carved a niche in UK classical music programming. Since its opening, Kings Place has welcomed a star-studded line-up of performers, composers and curators alongside its residents and artistic associates. Performing imaginative and inspirational programmes, the impressive list comprises the very best of British and international classical scenes.

Its boutique approach to programming takes full advantage of Kings Place’s elegant and precise acoustic. The audience is able to hear every note in minute detail, which is reinforced by an atmosphere that reflects intimacy, warmth and shared interest.

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Hall One

English Chamber Orchestra & Vilde Frang: Bach in Exile

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

Making her debut with the English Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang will be performing Bach’s two great violin concerti. These are his only surviving works for solo violin and orchestra, and represent the pinnacle of baroque concerto form.

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Hall One

LCMS – Allegri Quartet

Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 6:30pm /

The celebrated Allegri Quartet presents the second of Szymanowski’s two string quartets, one of Haydn’s Op. 20 quartets, the famous ‘sturm und drang’ F minor quartet from the set, and Schubert’s mighty final quartet in G.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert talk: Nicholas Collon on Ligeti’s Piano Concerto

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 6:15pm /

Nicholas Collon talks to Aurora Orchestra’s Chief Executive John Harte about the work at the heart of the evening’s concert programme – Ligeti’s extraordinary Chamber Concerto.

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Hall One

Aurora Orchestra with Shai Wosner

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 7:30pm /

Shai Wosner makes his debut appearance at Kings Place with Aurora Orchestra for a programme of dazzling virtuosity including Ligeti’s Piano Concerto.

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Hall Two

Aurora Orchestra: The Lock-In – Play what you see

Friday, 5 May 2017 - 9:45pm /

In an evening that questions the very notion of what it means to place sounds on a page, we ask both principal players and audience to relinquish any notion of musical limits or safety, and simply ‘play what you see.’

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Hall One

London Sinfonietta’s Tim Gill: Avant Cello

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 7:30pm /

For Elgar, Shostakovich and Britten the cello was a voice of heroism and lament. But how did other 20th and 21st century composers hear it? London Sinfonietta’s principal cellist Tim Gill presents a survey of pioneering cello repertoire though the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Hall One

Barnabás Kelemen & Natalie Clein with Katya Apekisheva: Duo Dances

Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 6:30pm /

Hungarian virtuoso Barnabás Kelemen joins Natalie Clein in the two greatest duos of the 20th century: Kodály’s wildly expressive rhapsody, driven by an earthy energy and dance rhythms, and Ravel’s own duo, which bears the scars of his wartime experience.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert Talk: Buying and Investing in Cellos

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 6:45pm /

Cellist and guest speaker Justin Pearson has established a fine instrument scheme for the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain, and has helped many prominent cellists. He draws on long experience of instrument buying and of forming syndicates.

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Hall One

Guy Johnston & Joan Rodgers – Oxford Lieder: Russian Voices

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 7:30pm /

Often compared to a human voice, the cello is a natural partner in song, as composers have long recognised. Here leading cellist Guy Johnston is joined by distinguished soprano Joan Rodgers in a Russian-themed programme.

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Concert Level (-2)

FREE // Arcos Quartet: Pre-concert Foyer performance

Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 5:45pm /

The Arcos Quartet plays works by Beethoven and Webern.

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