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Aurora Orchestra with Angela Hewitt - Online Event

Classical / Online Events

The Mozart’s Piano series between Kings Place and our resident orchestra Aurora has involved an astonishing array of international pianists in creative, original programmes. In this concert from 2019, celebrated Canadian artist Angela Hewitt is

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Aurora Orchestra with Duncan Ward - Online Event

Classical / Online Events

Aurora Orchestra celebrates the first female professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire, Louise Farrenc, who received wide acclaim in her lifetime, counting both Schumann and Berlioz among her admirers. Yet her impressive symphonies lay

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Riot Ensemble: Solstices

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Performed from memory in over 75 minutes of complete darkness, Georg Friedrich Haas’ Solstices is a mammoth experience of tuning, listening and beauty.

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Aurora Orchestra with Imogen Cooper

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

A riot of vibrant colours splashes through this lively Mozart’s Piano programme with Aurora Orchestra and acclaimed pianist Imogen Cooper, including Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

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The Lock In: Travels with My Trombone

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Aurora’s Principal Trombone, Matthew Gee, travels through the bittersweet landscapes of Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, the fierce chill of Schubert’s Winterreise and the dizzying terrains of Jan Sandström’s A Short Ride on a Motorbike.

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Saigyo-Zakura

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

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 / Nature Unwrapped

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 / Nature Unwrapped

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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Behind the Iron Curtain: Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Weinberg

Classical at Kings Place

Immerse yourself into the intensive world of sound and decipher the hidden meanings of the music by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Weinberg written at the height of the Soviet government in power.

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Aurora Orchestra: Song of Earth - Online Event

Classical / Online Events

Song of Earth was inspired by the chamber arrangements which Schoenberg and his circle created for Viennese performances, Iain Farrington’s exquisite arrangement of Das Lied von der Erde distils Mahler’s vast symphonic scoring to an

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Juan Martín

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Juan Martín is a celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who was voted in the top three of guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player. 

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Rafael Aguirre

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Rafael Aguirre is an internationally-acclaimed guitarist whose deep understanding of music, dazzling virtuosity and immensely diverse repertoire has taken him to 35 countries.

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Rush-Hour Lates with Brodsky Quartet: Beethoven Opp. 135 & 133

Classical / Beethoven 250

In this special anniversary series, the acclaimed Brodsky Quartet perform Beethoven’s late string quartets. Op. 135 is the surprise finale of the late quartets, a work which radiates good humour and acceptance.

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The Canticle of the Sun

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

The charismatic young South African cellist, Abel Selaocoe joins the BBC Singers for Gubaidulina’s spiritual tour de force, the Canticle of the Sun. Written for Rostropovich, her radiantly mystical setting of the St Francis’s prayer

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I Fagiolini

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

As the focus on climate change grows, I Fagiolini sing of nature and the passing of the year in a programme inspired by Pieter Breughel the Younger’s The Four Seasons.

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The Sixteen

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Our artistic associates, The Sixteen, bring us movements from Brumel’s astonishing Earthquake Mass to Kings Place as part of Nature Unwrapped.

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12 ensemble – Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

The critically-acclaimed 12 ensemble return to Kings Place with a specially curated programme of works by Max Richter.

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VOCES8 – The Passing of the Year

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Acclaimed vocal ensemble VOCES8 present music rooted in nature – from extravagant Elizabethan idylls, styled for their queen ‘Oriana’, to a set of Monteverdi madrigals in which an Arcadian shepherd pines for a nymph.

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Handel: L'Allegro

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Did any musician of the 18th century better understand the human condition than Handel?

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Time Traveler

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Leading physicist in spacetime wormholes Dr Fay Dowker, talks us through the competing philosophies on the passage of time, if, indeed, time passes at all.

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Vadym Kholodenko

Classical / London Piano Festival

Vadym Kholodenko is one of the most inspiring young pianists performing today. In this special recital, he plays music by four of the best-loved pianist composers: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov and Albéniz.

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Sounding Symmetry: Bach Goldberg Variations – Charles Owen & Marcus du Sautoy

Classical / London Piano Festival

A lecture recital on Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations featuring acclaimed pianist Charles Owen as well as mathematician and Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Marcus du Sautoy.

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Beethoven the Virtuoso – Illustrated Lecture with David Owen Norris

Classical / London Piano Festival

Beethoven stormed into Vienna in his early twenties, improvising at the piano in a dazzling new way. David Owen Norris explores this phase of Beethoven’s career with the aid of an 1802 Schantz Grand Pianoforte.

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The Young Ludwig – Katya Apekisheva

Classical / London Piano Festival

In this afternoon recital, renowned pianist Katya Apekisheva explores three of the most fascinating early keyboard works by Beethoven.

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