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Venus Unwrapped

A new light on music by women.
Our award-winning Unwrapped series continues in 2019

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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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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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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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Anna Magdalena: Bach in the Spotlight

Interview

Author and librettist Jessica Duchen retells the compelling and tragic story of Johannes Sebastian’s wife Anna Magdelena for this year’s…

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Exchanging Channels with Héloïse Werner

Interview

Héloïse Werner’s beguiling one-woman opera The Other Side of the Sea draws on her own experience of moving from Paris…

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F is for Fado

Feature

Songlines Encounters Festival returns for its ninth edition this summer. Do you know your kannel from your kora, your fado…

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Interview with Rakhi Singh & Vessel

Interview

Before their collaboration inspired by Leoš Janáček’s string quartet Intimate Letters, we caught up with violinist Rakhi Singh and pioneering…

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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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Taking Back Control

Interview

The free-thinking Anna Meredith loves the stage as much as the studio, as she tells Amanda Holloway ahead of her…

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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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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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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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Pavel Kolesnikov

Q&A

Rising Russian star Pavel Kolesnikov makes a keenly anticipated Kings Place recital debut with two signature composers, Couperin and Schumann,…

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Alexandra Dariescu

Q&A

World-class pianist Alexandra Dariescu brings her ground-breaking performance The Nutcracker and I to London Piano Festival, following its critically-acclaimed world premiere last…

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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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Deborah Frances-White

Q&A

Deborah Frances-White hosts her live podcast, The Guilty Feminist, at Kings Place every month, and presents Global Pillage, the panel-show…

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Tempo Ticciati

Q&A

Hugo Ticciati is artist-in-residence for Time Unwrapped. Here he introduces his own curations and his fascination with the connection between…

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Howard Skempton

Q&A

Composer Howard Skempton’s 70th birthday is celebrated in a special concert this autumn. He reflects on a creative life that…

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A view from the bassline

Q&A

Award-winning cellist and director David Watkin brings his unique ‘continuo’ perspective to the exploration of Bach in three special events…

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