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‘Torch-bearers of a freshly reinvigorated tradition. . . one of the most exciting Scottish folk discoveries in recent years’ AllMusic ‘Gifted, imaginative, complex and engaging. . . a sound that just exudes joy’ FRUK ‘Bring

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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.

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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

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

Jeremy Dixon

Interview

Jeremy Dixon reminisces about eight years of performances at Kings Place, the building he designed in 2008, with Amanda Holloway

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Brave new aura

Story

Winning BBC Young Musician 2016 propelled young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason into the public eye – a record contract and TV…

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A Feast of Russian Dreams

Feature

Last year’s London Piano Festival was such a hit that Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva return this October for a…

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Parallel Lives

Feature

Richard Boothby

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Song Cycle

Feature

Eliza Carthy belongs to a musical dynasty stretching back several generations. She reflects on her dialogue with her predecessors, and…

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A New Order

Feature

From 1900 to 1930, Einstein’s theories of relativity and those of quanta and quantum mechanics transformed the understanding of the…

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Reach for the Stars

Feature

Unveiling the new Master Series at Kings Place, some of the exceptional artists involved talk to Amanda Holloway about their…

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Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Biography

Rebecca Clarke embarked on composition lessons at the Royal College of Music with Stanford, who suggested she take up the…

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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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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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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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19 Events For 2019

Feature

Our 2019 artistic programme started last week with a spectacular performance from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, launching…

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An Unkindness of Ravens – Sound Installation by Chris Watson

Feature

Our Artist in Residence for Nature Unwrapped, Chris Watson, has created a sound calendar of environments from the northern hemisphere. From…

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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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Ode to Beethoven – Interview with Rachel Podger

Interview

In the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, we have invited some of our favourite musicians to join us for…

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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  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. Support Us

    https://youtu.be/IDQhuslUD0g A PLACE WORTH SAVING Message from Helen Wallace, Artistic & Executive Director, Kings Place We’ve been overwhelmed by your response to our campaign, so we’re doubling our end-of-August target to £40k. A generous donor has offered to match each donation, which has provided an incredible boost. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far. We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about what we do at Kings Place, and what you are saving.…

  5. Desk Space to Rent

    If you are a freelancer or an organisation looking for somewhere to call home within an exciting and creative environment, look no further! In a perfect canalside location, Kings Place is an award-winning arts and business venue situated just a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. It provides office space for like-minded arts, literature and music organisations including Resident Orchestra Aurora Orchestra and Artistic Associate Poet in the City, as well as two concert halls, two galleries, a café, restaurant and…