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Contemporary at Kings Place

Contemporary at Kings Place covers a broad spectrum featuring a mix of concerts showcasing artists and repertoire from across contemporary classical, avant-garde, experimental, electronic, electro-acoustic and audio visual styles. In 2015, the programme is particularly focused on Minimalism Unwrapped. Some recent programme highlights include The Labèque Sisters performing Glass, Moondog and UBUNOIR, a Wayne McGregor curation with a score by Leafcutter John & Max Baillie, projects with Cryptic and The Wire, as well as performances from The Smith Quartet, The Duke Quartet, Herman Kolgen (Alpha-Ville), Pekka Kuusisto, Scanner, Francesco Tristano, Murcof, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Lore Lixenberg, Manu Delago, Jamie Bissmire and Leon Michener, Gabriel Prokofiev and Nonclassical, John Metcalfe, Oliver Coates, Juice Vocal Ensemble, CHROMA ensemble, Mikhail Karikis and Bruce Brubaker.

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Blake and the Apocalypse

Thursday, 23 February 2017 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City hosts a cross-arts collaboration to revel in the magic of William Blake’s unfinished work ‘Vala, or the Four Zoas’. Intended as a summation of his mythic universe, Blake wrestled with Vala for ten years before abandoning it.

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Trio Mediæval & Arve Henriksen: Rimur – Icelandic and Norwegian chants and folk songs

Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 8:00pm /

Fascinated and inspired by the beautiful old mediaeval chants, traditional love songs, religious hymns and psalms and fiddle tunes, Trio Mediaeval and Arve Henriksen present a unique programme where improvisation, mediaeval and traditional music from Iceland and Norway meet the present.

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Beyond Cello II – Concert with Ernst Reijseger and Shirley Smart

Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 4:00pm /

An unforgettable one-man show full of enchantment and surprises, Ernst Reijseger takes his listeners on a journey that is part cello and part dream world. Shirley Smart’s performance includes music from both her duo and trio projects, which weave jazz, classical and contemporary influences.

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Beyond Cello II – Cabaret with Hannah Marshall, Ivan Hussey, Shirley Smart, Kate Shortt & BirdWorld

Sunday, 12 March 2017 - 7:00pm /

An adventurous evening cabaret of star cellists from the UK – Hannah Marshall, Ivan Hussey, Shirley Smart and Kate Shortt – who explore a wide variety of styles, including comedy.

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London Sinfonietta – Ligeti: Altered Time

Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 7:00pm /

‘I am in a prison’, György Ligeti once wrote. ‘One wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.’ The third event in this new series at Kings Place celebrates one of the 20th century’s most progressive minds.

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Kian Soltani with VOCES8 and Hugo Ticciati: Svyati

Friday, 31 March 2017 - 7:30pm /

Protegé of Anne-Sophie Mutter and soloist with the West Eastern Diwan Orchestra, Kian Soltani joins Hugo Ticciati and VOCES8 for an exquisite choral-instrumental sequence.

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Hall One

Hauschka + Nicolas Altstaedt: Lost

Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

A plane landing in a raging snowstorm in New York 1964 inspired Federico Fellini to write a new script, but the film project was abandoned and Fellini died soon after. Nicolas Altstaedt has approached the artist and composer Hauschka in order to pursue, musically, the footsteps of Fellini.

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Tigran Hamasyan: ‘An Ancient Observer’ Album Tour

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 7:15pm /

Tigran Hamasyan is a renowned pianist and composer, as well as a talented arranger of traditional Armenian songs.

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Hall One

Tigran Hamasyan: ‘An Ancient Observer’ Album Tour

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 9:30pm /

Tigran Hamasyan is a renowned pianist and composer, as well as a talented arranger of traditional Armenian songs.

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CANCELLED – Tender Central

Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 7:30pm /

Due to a change in circumstances, it is with regret that the Tender Central show scheduled for 20th April 2017 has been cancelled.

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