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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

LCMS – Camerata Tchaikovsky directed by Yuri Zhislin, with Karin Dahlberg (soprano)

Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 6:30pm /

The celebrated chamber orchestra of Russian string players presents Mozart’s beautiful Divertimento in D, Tchaikovsky’s melodious Souvenir de Florence, Britten’s striking ‘Les Illuminations’ song cycle and a colourful new work by Colombian composer Arturo Cuellar.

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Hall One

Christmas with Septura & Clemency Burton Hill

Monday, 18 December 2017 - 7:30pm /

Brass instruments are part of the musical fabric of Christmas, and in this concert, Septura’s spotlight focuses on the highlights – some familiar, some not – of the rich and varied Christmas canon.

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Hall One

The Snowman and Carnival of the Animals

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 1:30pm /

This Christmas, give the whole family an unforgettable experience: Raymond Brigg’s film The Snowman accompanied by a live orchestra, featuring the song Walking in the Air.

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Hall One

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 7:30pm /

Bach’s joyous Christmas Oratorio has always been a popular favourite with concert audiences. Its glittering scoring and masterful story-telling make it the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.

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Hall One

In the beginning… The Creation

Saturday, 6 January 2018 - 7:30pm /

We start our Time Unwrapped series at the very beginning with the first-ever performance of Haydn’s Creation in Hall One. Ádám Fischer, co-founder of the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, leads the OAE, the Choir of the Enlightenment and a trio of Rising Star soloists.

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LCMS – Benyounes Quartet with Harry Cameron-Penny (clarinet)

Sunday, 7 January 2018 - 6:30pm /

Harry Cameron-Penny and the Benyounes Quartet give the UK premiere performance of Danish composer Poul Ruders’ Clarinet Quintet, written especially for them. Plus, Debussy’s beautiful and colourful string quartet and Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Quintet.

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Hall One

Memento – Poet in the City and Aurora Orchestra

Friday, 12 January 2018 - 7:30pm /

Kings Place residents Aurora Orchestra and Poet in the City host what promises to be an illuminating encounter between pioneers in art and science.

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Hall One

Reincarnations – The Sixteen

Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 7:30pm /

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen create a chamber of echoes in this fascinating sequence on ‘time past’: Monteverdi’s music is linked to the earlier polyphonic tradition that so influenced him, and is here interleaved with the Dante-inspired poetry of Seamus Heaney.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Time and Vision

Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 11:30am /

The music: To mark the New Year, a cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, notable for its unusual instruments, including timpani and three horns. The science: Joining us is experimental physicist Helen Gleeson, who produced the first graphene-based liquid crystal device.

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St Pancras Room

Pre-concert Talk: The Leo Smit Foundation and its work

Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 5:20pm /

Leo Smit Foundation is a knowledge centre open to anyone who wants to know more about composers who were persecuted in the Second World War.

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