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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illuminate the Underground

Feature

Luminate is the new contemporary music series, opening this autumn in Hall Two. Tim Rutherford-Johnson celebrates the irrelevance of categories…

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A Winter Welcome

Feature

You’ll find the lights blazing and the music playing for Christmas at Kings Place

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Venus Unwrapped 2019 – Official Trailer

Videos

In 2019 Kings Place’s award-winning flagship series focuses on the creative firepower of women composers: Venus Unwrapped.

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Soumik Datta

Q&A

Celebrated sarodist Soumik Datta returns to Kings Place in June as part of Songlines Encounters to explore the seasons and…

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A Dance to the Music of Time

Feature

Performing without music has radically transformed Aurora Orchestra’s relationship to the music, to each other and to their audience. Helen…

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Your A-Z Guide to Time Unwrapped

Feature

The tenth edition of our year-long series celebrates music as a temporal art in myriad ways. With just over a week left…

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Meet the young Cello Unwrapped champion

Interview

Fifteen-year-old cellist Willard Carter was Cello Unwrapped’s most devoted audience member. The Purcell School student missed only a handful of…

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Top Tips for Time

Feature

We find out what the artists and presenters of Time Unwrapped would choose to go and hear themselves.

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Spiralling Back

Feature

Composer Nico Muhly doesn’t buy the idea of a straight-line progression in music history, finding his creative kindling in distant…

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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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