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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Voice from the Soul

Feature

Ruby Hughes & Natalie Clein

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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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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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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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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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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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  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. 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…

  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…

  6. 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…