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Past Performances

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Dance with a Diplodocus, soar with a Pterodactyl, and roar like a Tyrannosaur. An immersive storytelling concert for children ages 0–5 and their families.

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Aurora Orchestra – Far, Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Dance with a Diplodocus, soar with a Pterodactyl, and roar like a Tyrannosaur. An immersive storytelling concert for children ages 0–5 and their families.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far, Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Dance with a Diplodocus, soar with a Pterodactyl, and roar like a Tyrannosaur. An immersive storytelling concert for children ages 0–5 and their families.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far, Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Dance with a Diplodocus, soar with a Pterodactyl, and roar like a Tyrannosaur. An immersive storytelling concert for children ages 0–5 and their families.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Wander among the lavender, wiggle with worms and snooze to the music of a twinkling firefly. Join Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra for a playful stroll around the garden.

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Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Wander among the lavender, wiggle with worms and snooze to the music of a twinkling firefly. Join Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra for a playful stroll around the garden.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Wander among the lavender, wiggle with worms and snooze to the music of a twinkling firefly. Join Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra for a playful stroll around the garden.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Wander among the lavender, wiggle with worms and snooze to the music of a twinkling firefly. Join Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra for a playful stroll around the garden.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Step inside the Green Leaf Forest to tightrope walk across a dancing river, tame a furry lion cub and make music with some very rascally frogs. Join Pepper the mischievous monkey as he embarks on an adventure to join the Rainbow Circus.

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Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Step inside the Green Leaf Forest to tightrope walk across a dancing river, tame a furry lion cub and make music with some very rascally frogs. Join Pepper the mischievous monkey as he embarks on an adventure to join the Rainbow Circus.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Step inside the Green Leaf Forest to tightrope walk across a dancing river, tame a furry lion cub and make music with some very rascally frogs. Join Pepper the mischievous monkey as he embarks on an adventure to join the Rainbow Circus.

Find out more

Aurora Orchestra – Far Far Away

Family / Aurora Orchestra - Far, Far Away

Step inside the Green Leaf Forest to tightrope walk across a dancing river, tame a furry lion cub and make music with some very rascally frogs. Join Pepper the mischievous monkey as he embarks on an adventure to join the Rainbow Circus.

Find out more

Articles

Trad. Reclaimed Playlist

Feature

Scottish singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Newton, curator of Trad. Reclaimed, puts together a playlist of artists featured in the…

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Newton’s Law

Feature

Scottish singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Newton curates this year’s Folk Weekend for Venus Unwrapped, Trad Reclaimed. Here she speaks…

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Voice from the Soul

Feature

Ruby Hughes & Natalie Clein

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Perseverance Furthers

Interview

As Vula Viel bandleader and gyil player Bex Burch tells Max Reinhardt, her latest album is a major step along…

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Light in the Darkness

Interview

Tansy Davies goes deeper than most composers dare to do and emerges with music of clarity and hope. Amanda Holloway…

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The Wild Within

Interview

Paul Hillier, director of Theatre of Voices and Associate Artist in Nature Unwrapped, explores the place where music and the…

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Composing Herself Kathy Hinde

Interview

Bristol-based audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde makes a unique contribution to Venus Unwrapped & Luminate with Scattering Layer, (Sat 9 Feb, Hall…

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10 Unmissable Events for Jewish Book Week First Timers

Feature

With Jewish Book Week just days away, JBW Director Claudia Rubenstein recommends 10 unmissable events for festival first-timers.

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Beethoven, Our Contemporary

Feature

As part of Beethoven 250, the Brodsky Quartet pair a single late string quartet with a short work in each…

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The Sinking of the Titanic, Fifty Years On

Feature

Gavin Bryars reveals the impetus behind composing the work and some of the most eventful performances as we approach the…

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Mind the Gaps!

How five choirs coming to Kings Place are putting women’s contributions to choral music back on the map. By Amanda Holloway.

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Barley’s Mix: From Bach to Brazilian Greats

Interview

Cellist Matthew Barley returns to Kings Place this June with a sumptuous programme inspired by Brazilian jazz greats. He tells…

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The Music that Made Me

Feature

American composer and co-founder of the innovative ensemble Bang on a Can Julia Wolfe shares her key musical influences with Helen…

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Walking the Tightrope

Feature

Since the time of Hildegard of Bingen, every century has had its share of exceptional female composers. So why aren’t…

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Forging the future

Feature

Polly Bielecka, Director of Pangolin London, pays tribute to three formidable female sculptors featured as part of Venus Unwrapped this…

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Out of the Shadows

Feature

From the Dark Ages to the Baroque period, European convents provided a rare – though continually threatened – space for…

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Pages

  1. Acoustic Design

    Kings Place – the story behind the sound Background Kings Place is the first modern purpose built recital hall to be built in London. With limited precedent in the UK, Arup went with the client, Parabola Land Limited, and architect, Dixon Jones, to Japan, where a number of small halls have been built in the last 20 years. This helped to consolidate what the team wanted from the new venue - a space with excellent acoustics for a wide range of…

  2. Aurora Orchestra – Resident Orchestra

    Since its creation in 2005, Aurora has rapidly established itself as the most significant new British chamber orchestra in a generation, and one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras. With its signature creative ethos, Aurora combines electrifying live performance with a uniquely adventurous approach to programming and presentation. Collaborating widely across art forms and musical genres, the ensemble has worked with an exceptional breadth of artists from Ian Bostridge to Wayne McGregor to Björk. In recent years it has pioneered memorised…

  3. Design

    Features and Highlights Glass Façade One of the most distinctive design features of the building is the three-layered undulating glass façade covering the west-facing York Way frontage. This is a free-standing transparent surface made up of hundreds of very slightly curved sheets of glass, produced in a factory near Venice. As well as being a beautiful design statement, it has practical benefits; from allowing Kings Place to be seen and recognised by visitors from as far as Kings Cross station…

  4. ChamberStudio

    ChamberStudio provides year-round coaching and support for professional chamber musicians in the early stages of their careers. Our masterclasses are held in the studios and concert halls at Kings Place, our home and partner venue from the beginning. We run four different programmes: Mentorships Groups build a tailor-made set of masterclasses with a chosen mentor. The masterclasses at Kings Place are open and free to observers. Details are regularly updated at chamberstudio.org/calendar Visiting Professor Series We invite eminent chamber musicians…

  5. Case Study: Aurora Orchestra Education Projects

    In collaboration with our resident Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place presents imaginative, immersive events for local primary-school children, and children with special needs, in Camden and Islington. Multi-sensory storytelling concerts, Far, Far Away, introduce the very young to classical music. Immersed workshops are built around Aurora’s unique memorised performances, where musicians perform without sheet music, stands or chairs. Children have the rare chance to experience music in the midst of the orchestra – up close to the musicians and instruments. In…