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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.

‘An exceptional series of contemporary music concerts.’ Musical Pointers

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Hall Two

Possessing Nothing: John Cage Song Books

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - 6:30pm /

In collaboration with Elaine Mitchener Projects, we are delighted to present an event celebrating the lyricism of John Cage’s iconic Song Books. ‘To consider the Song Books as a work of art is nearly impossible. Who would dare? It resembles a brothel, doesn’t it?’ – John Cage

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Hall One

Daniel Wohl & London Contemporary Orchestra

Friday, 30 June 2017 - 8:00pm /

For this special concert, Daniel Wohl and London Contemporary Orchestra will perform music from Holographic. In 2016, Holographic, Daniel's sophomore album was released on New Amsterdam Records.

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Hall Two

OperaUpClose: Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine

Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 8:30pm /

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Kings Place this summer with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteau’s astonishing La Voix Humaine.

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Hall Two

OperaUpClose: Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine

Monday, 10 July 2017 - 8:30pm /

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Kings Place this summer with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteau’s astonishing La Voix Humaine.

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Hall One

Stax Music Academy: 50th Anniversary of 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour

Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 8:00pm /

In 1967, Stax Records sent its top artists on the label’s first-ever Stax/Volt European tour and those artists’ lives and the lives of the audiences were changed forever. As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of that tour, the Stax Music Academy will celebrate by sending its top students on a tour of the UK, France and Ireland, performing the same set list of the original tour.

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Hall Two

OperaUpClose: Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine

Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 8:30pm /

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Kings Place this summer with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteau’s astonishing La Voix Humaine.

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Hall Two

OperaUpClose: Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine

Sunday, 6 August 2017 - 8:30pm /

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Kings Place this summer with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteau’s astonishing La Voix Humaine.

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Hall Two

OperaUpClose: Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine

Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 8:30pm /

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Kings Place this summer with a new production of Poulenc and Cocteau’s astonishing La Voix Humaine.

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Hall One

SOLD OUT – Zoë Keating: One Cello x 16

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 7:30pm /

Groundbreaking composer and performer Zoë Keating creates a universe of music with a cello, a laptop computer and her own boundless imagination.

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Hall One

Zoë Keating: One Cello x 16

Monday, 25 September 2017 - 8:00pm /

Groundbreaking composer and performer Zoë Keating creates a universe of music with a cello, a laptop computer and her own boundless imagination.

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