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Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

Classical / London Unwrapped

Countertenor Iestyn Davies co-curates a special London Unwrapped programme which sparks a dialogue across four centuries of music and ideas. At its root are songs by the brightest stars in the musical firmament of Elizabethan

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Restoration Music

Classical / London Unwrapped

A programme featuring a collection of short and thrilling pieces of music written during the period of the second English civil war that draws parallels with our experience of restoration after Covid-19, and our determination to see the arts flourish once more.

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Pieter Wispelwey & Alasdair Beatson – Beethoven Complete Cello Sonatas

Classical / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Dutch maestro Pieter Wispelwey and the questing young pianist Alasdair Beatson take us on an epic journey through Beethoven's cello sonatas.

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Ligeti Quartet plays Anna Meredith & Christian Mason

Contemporary / London Unwrapped

Ligeti Quartet return to Kings Place with a showcase of new music by Anna Meredith and Christian Mason, two of the most influential and celebrated composers on the London scene. 

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Infant Musicality

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Research on the sounds that caregivers exchange with infants has profound implications for the way we understand classical music; how we sing and play these scores and how music moves us.

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The Gesualdo Six: In Winter’s House

Classical / Christmas

Acclaimed vocal consort The Gesualdo Six take you on a magical musical journey through the ages and across borders, weaving well-known Christmas carols seamlessly into the 21st-century highlights.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe: Take What is Yours and Go Away

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

CRISPR is the new technique in biomedical science that allows us to effectively cut out and fix glitches in our genes. The science is still pretty new, and some might say that advancements in gene-editing is controversial. In this talk we have the opportunity to learn more about the science behind the technique, and to make up our own mind.

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Past Performances

Nonclassical present: Fieldwave

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

A deep listening event at Spiritland King's Cross bringing a together a new wave of artists with field recording at the heart of their work, coinciding with the release of Fieldwave on Nonclassical.

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Classical Guitar Masterclass

Learning / London Guitar Festival 2018

Margarita Escarpa is one of the world’s leading classical guitarists. Margarita won various national and international prizes including the prestigious ‘20th Solo Guitar Competition’ of the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA).

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Classical Guitar Course – Sunday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Saturday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Friday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Thursday

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Course – Four Day Course

Learning / IGF Guitar Summit

This summer, the world’s greatest guitarists will gather in the heart of London for a four-day festival and summer school – offering concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

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Classical Guitar Workshop with VIDA Guitar Quartet

Learning / London Guitar Festival

The members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet are excellent, friendly and patient teachers. Mark Ashford, Amanda Cook, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell teach at various UK conservatoires around the UK.

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Brodsky Quartet Schubert Hour – ‘Rosamunde’, D804

Classical at Kings Place

In the second edition of the hugely popular hour-long series, the Brodsky Quartet perform Schubert’s last three quartets and his quintet, lovingly set up with musical preludes.

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Panel Discussion: La Leona – Women and the Guitar

Free / IGF Guitar Summit

The guitar is widely regarded as a male-dominated instrument, and IGF in its 25-year history, has always sought to address the balance by commissioning many women composers and such ground-breaking projects.

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The Goldberg Variations

Classical / The Return of Bach Weekend

Renowned harpsichordist Steven Devine performs the Goldberg Variations, Bach’s universally popular set of variations on a short aria, often regarded as the most serious and ambitious composition ever written for harpsichord.

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Chiaroscuro Quartet

Classical at Kings Place

Led by Alina Ibragimova, the Chiaroscuro Quartet is revered as one of Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles today. In this concert, they open with the dramatic first of Haydn’s six ‘Russian’ quartets, Op. 33, written in 1791.Of the profoundly beautiful, heart-searching Cavatina of his Op. 130 quartet, Beethoven was reported to have said that even recalling it ‘always cost him new tears’, and that it made a greater impression on him than any other of his works. The Chiaroscuro will perform the ‘alternative’ ending, a vivacious celebration of life’s simple gifts.

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Articles

Caught in the Act of Creation

Interview

Nothing can capture the excitement of an artist in full flight. Sebastian Scotney talks to three masters of improvisation: classical…

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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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The courage of creativity over conflict

Feature

Kevin Le Gendre traces the story of black music in London from the Roman army to Tomorrow’s Warriors.

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Meditation into Music by Christina McMaster

Ahead of her World Meditation Day Concert on Sun 23 May, pianist Christina McMaster shares her journey into a deeper…

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Fifty Shades of Blue

Interview

Thomas Gould is no ordinary violinist: he’s a concerto soloist, orchestral leader, swing-band player and jazz improviser. This season he…

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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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Venus Unwrapped Interviews

Interview

As our year-round celebration of women composers continues, we’ve been interviewing some of the stars of the Venus Unwrapped series.…

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Songs My Mother Taught Me: Peggy Seeger

Interview

Peggy Seeger recalls her mother, avant garde composer and folk music arranger Ruth Crawford Seeger, who she will be honouring…

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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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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Classic Album: Nina Simone’s Black Gold

Feature

Terri Lyne Carrington discusses Nina Simone’s Black Gold.

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Federico Colli

Q&A

Federico Colli is a favourite pianist among British music lovers and was a 2018 recipient of the UK Critics’ Circle…

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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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Peggy Seeger Q&A

Q&A

Legendary folk singer, song writer and activist Peggy Seeger recalls her mother, composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, in a special event…

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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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20 shows for 2020

Feature

Our Nature Unwrapped 2020 programme opened last week with a spectacular series of events and performances from Theatre of Voices, Brian Cox,…

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Harry Christophers - Lockdown Playlist

Feature

Harry Christophers, Artistic Director of our Associate, The Sixteen, shares his lock-down playlist: ‘Many of the tracks on my playlist…

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  1. Ticketing Information

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  2. 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…

  3. London Sinfonietta – Artistic Associate

    The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary classical ensembles, with a core of 18 Principal Players. Its mission is to place the best new music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent. Founded in 1968, the London Sinfonietta celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, and with it, a rich musical history that has seen it commission over…

  4. London Chamber Music Society

    The London Chamber Music Society boasts a proud history of Victorian music making in London and with the regular Sunday Concerts that developed at South Place and then the Conway Hall from the 1920s. The LCMS continues that rich legacy at Kings Place, its home from 2008, with London Chamber Music Sundays- a diverse annual season of high-quality classical chamber music, ranging from duos and trios to chamber orchestras, coming from the UK, Europe and beyond. Many of Britain’s most celebrated ensembles have…

  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…