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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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Hall Two

Hattie Webb: Live in Concert

Friday, 2 September 2016 - 8:00pm /

Hattie Webb is a singer-songwriter-harpist soon to release her new EP Intimate Conversation. She is featured on three live albums with Leonard Cohen and has collaborated with Sting, Glen Hansard, Steve Martin & Edie Brickel, Gotye, Rick Rubin and Natalie Maines.

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Hall One

Celebrating Menuhin

Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 7:00pm /

A special evening of music in Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary year featuring an all-star line up, including a Junior prizewinner of the Menuhin Competition London 2016, to celebrate the glorious diversity of Lord Menuhin’s extraordinary legacy.

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Box Office Stage

Lyrix Organix: UnFold

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 8:45pm /

‘Lyrix Organix: Unfold’ evolves and returns to Kings Place Festival for the unveiling of its freshest talent. Immerse yourself in a 360-degree live experience of spoken word, influenced by hip hop and contemporary classical. These are the voices of our future.

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Box Office Stage

London Klezmer Quartet: ‘To the Tavern’ Album Launch

Friday, 9 September 2016 - 9:15pm /

London Klezmer Quartet’s old and new melodies on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and colourful stories about musicians’ lives and times, take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond.

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Box Office Stage

Kings Place Choir

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 12:30pm /

Conducted by Naomi Hammerton, the exciting Kings Place Choir presents a diverse programme including music from Bruckner to Beyoncé.

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Box Office Stage

Small Green Shoots

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 7:45pm /

Small Green Shoots is partnering with the Kings Place Festival once again and providing another platform for quality emerging artists. This year, they present the talented young musicians 4i and Alexa Harley.

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Hall Two

Adem

Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 9:30pm /

Adem’s album seconds are acorns was released in October 2015 on his own Label Oneiric via Caroline. All warm songs and occasionally unsettling sonics, seconds are acorns is resonant with Adem’s biggest, boldest melodies to date.

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Box Office Stage

Copenhagen Youth Project presents: uPerform

Sunday, 11 September 2016 - 5:30pm /

CYP is a unique youth project working in partnership with young people to create and sustain a positive youth culture that inspires children and young people to plan, initiate and lead their own projects.

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Hall Two

Philip Clemo: ‘Dream Maps’ Album Launch featuring Arve Henriksen

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 8:00pm /

Dream Maps is Phil Clemo’s latest album. It will be launched at Kings Place with a great band put together from musicians he has worked with on his last four albums, including Arve Henriksen.

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Hall Two

Shion Duo with Rebecca Kenny: Jane Eyre Reimagined

Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 2:00pm /

Oboe and piano duo Shion, along with actress Rebecca Kenny, celebrate the bicentenary of one of the best loved British authors, Charlotte Brontë, by reimagining Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre through music and words written by and for women from around the world.

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