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On-Demand Concert: Sheku Kanneh-Mason & The Cassadó Ensemble

On Demand / On Demand

The young Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a cellist of enormous charisma and heart-stopping musicality. When we invited him to perform in our Master Series he chose to bring along his siblings and friends for an evening of chamber music.

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Unquiet: Stephen Fry and Jonathan Biss on Beethoven (Online Streaming)

Words / Online Events

Stephen Fry joins renowned pianist and musical thinker Jonathan Biss to discuss Biss’s moving new audio book Unquiet: My Life with Beethoven

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On Demand Concert: Rush-Hour Lates with Brodsky Quartet – Beethoven Opp. 135 & 133

On Demand / On Demand

In this special anniversary series of Beethoven's 250th birthday, the acclaimed Brodsky Quartet perform two of the composer’s late string quartets, lovingly set up with a musical interlude.

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On-Demand Concert: Aurora Orchestra with Steven Osborne

Online Events / Online Events

Aurora Orchestra and multi-award-winning Scottish pianist Steven Osborne present a delectable programme, juxtaposing Mozart's Concerto No. 23 with Shostakovich's Piano Quintet.

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Mark Simpson with Leonard Elschenbroich & Richard Uttley

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

Acclaimed composer & clarinettist Mark Simpson is an Artist in Focus at Kings Place in 2021. Here he is joined by Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) and Richard Uttley (piano) for clarinet trios by Beethoven and Brahms. In between, we hear Simpson’s own, highly atmospheric Echoes & Embers.

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Passion & Polyphony for Holy Week: Gesualdo Six

Online Events / Online Events

The Gesualdo Six present a luminous sequence of some of the finest vocal consort works from renaissance and contemporary composers. Taking inspiration from the darkness and shadows of Holy Week Tenebrae services, the programme explores

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Kirckman at Kings Place: The Barbican Quartet

Classical at Kings Place

The Barbican Quartet, an acclaimed and exciting young ensemble, are winners of several prizes including first prize at the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition. Their programme juxtaposes works from three different periods, and

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Kirckman at Kings Place: George Xiaoyuan Fu

Classical at Kings Place

In general, music defies plain definitions and simple themes. But if I had to pick a theme for this recital, it would be one of retrospection: looking through and acknowledging the past, and in doing

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Kirckman at Kings Place: Andrei Iliushkin

Classical at Kings Place

I hope the power of the music in this programme will be a reminder that our spiritual growth and enrichment, and our existence as humans are all impossible without the arts. I have found it

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Manchester Collective - Reich: Double Sextet

Contemporary at Kings Place

Manchester Collective’s latest show interrogates the darker side of the American dream, evoking the intrigue and momentum of New York City’s sleepless nights and crowded streets. Steve Reich’s signature throbbing masterpieces bookend the programme and set

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The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2021

Classical at Kings Place

This year’s Choral Pilgrimage tour focuses on Rome, a city which has inspired countless pilgrimages, and where each of the four composers in this year’s programme (Josquin, Felice Anerio, Allegri and Victoria) created some of their finest work.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Through-out history, humans have turned to technology to overcome our own human, physical limitations.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe (Online Streaming)

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Through-out history, humans have turned to technology to overcome our own human, physical limitations.

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VOŁOSI (London Premiere)

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The five-strong string band VOŁOSI are one of the undiscovered treasures of Polish traditional music. Combining two classical and three folk musicians, they create a distinctive sound with a dramatic stage presence.

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Alexandre Tharaud

Classical / Master Series

Alexandre Tharaud has become a revered figure in the classical music world and a uniquely dazzling exponent of French pianism. He plays Ravel’s delirious La Valse, works by Scarlatti and Rachmaninov and more.

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Saigyo-Zakura

Classical / Noh Reimagined

Our classical programme includes highlights from Noh playwright Zeami’s masterpiece Saigyo-Zakura (Saigyo’s Cherry Tree) as performed by Minoru IV Gensho Umewaka.

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Sumida River in Sign Language

Classical / Noh Reimagined

Sumida River in Sign Language brings the natural and human worlds together in a drama of physical gesture and facial expression.

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Kakitsubata (Water Iris)/Hengenka

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Two much-loved classical masterpieces, a contemporary interpretation of Noh by dance duo Thick & Tight, plus the UK premiere of a work composed by Yukihiro Isso, which celebrates the awe-inspiring power of nature.

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Aurora Orchestra with Allan Clayton

Classical at Kings Place

Aurora Orchestra welcomes soloists Allan Clayton and Pip Eastop for a performance of one of the greatest achievements of 20th-century British music: Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. 

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Handel’s London Altos

Classical at Kings Place

London Unwrapped Artist in Residence countertenor Iestyn Davies, famous on both sides of the Atlantic for his role in Farinelli and the King, sings a feast of Handel’s London altos.

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Rachel Podger Solo Bach

Classical / The Return of Bach Weekend

Doyenne of the baroque violin, Rachel Podger opens our annual Bach Weekend with a sparkling recital for solo violin. She combines two of the composer’s...

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The Goldberg Variations

Classical / The Return of Bach Weekend

Renowned harpsichordist Steven Devine performs the Goldberg, Bach’s universally popular set of variations on a short aria, often regarded as the most serious and ambitious composition ever written for harpsichord.

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Bach B Minor Mass

Classical / The Return of Bach Weekend

From the opening primal scream of the Kyrie to the gentle blessing of the Benedictus, the Mass in B minor has an almost operatic intensity. Bach completed...

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The ‘London Bach’

Classical / The Return of Bach Weekend

When Carl Friedrich Abel met JC Bach in 1764, it was the beginning of a hugely productive collaboration and a true friendship.

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