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Pieter Wispelwey & Alasdair Beatson – Beethoven Complete Cello Sonatas

Classical / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Dutch maestro Pieter Wispelwey and the questing young pianist Alasdair Beatson take us on an epic journey through Beethoven's cello sonatas.

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12 Ensemble – Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed

Classical at Kings Place

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

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12 Ensemble – Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed

Contemporary at Kings Place

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

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – In Praise of Peptides

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Today's performance marks 504 years to the day that Martin Luther began the reformation by nailing his theses to the church door. Plus Dr Louise Walport enlightens us on the many things in our epigenetics that we can thank peptides for.

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Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Classical / London Unwrapped

A programme of works featuring composers of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse heritage who lived and worked in London. Including Ignatius Sancho, Joseph Boulogne, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and George Bridgetower.

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The Sixteen

Classical / London Unwrapped

This programme spans the whole of the 16th-century, the age of the Tudors and an unrivalled era in our musical heritage for both sacred and secular music.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Can you hear the shape of a drum?

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Professor Jon Chapman from the University of Oxford invites us to ponder the fleeting moment when sound waves reach our ears before it disappears. Using some careful calculations, he suggests that we might even be able to hear the ‘shape’ of a drum.

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Rush-Hour Lates with Brodsky Quartet: Schubert D887 The Final Quartet

Classical at Kings Place

In the second edition of the hugely popular Rush-hour Lates series, the Brodsky Quartet perform Schubert’s last three quartets and his quintet, lovingly set up with musical preludes.

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Aurora Orchestra with Cassie Kinoshi

Classical / London Unwrapped

Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra are joined by one of London Unwrapped’s Artists in Residence, the composer, band-leader and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi for a special new London Unwrapped collaboration with members of her SEED Ensemble.

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Lucy Parham’s Celebrity Christmas Gala

Classical / Christmas

Pianist Lucy Parham is joined on stage by celebrities in an evening of piano music, narration and festive surprises.

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Rosamunde Piano Trio & Paul Silverthorne

Classical / London Chamber Music Society

The international musicians of the Rosamunde Trio are joined by violist Paul Silverthorne to perform music associated with the Slavic ‘dumka’.

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Rush-Hour Lates with Brodsky Quartet: Schubert Quintet with Laura van der Heijden

Classical at Kings Place

In the second edition of the hugely popular Rush-hour Lates series, the Brodsky Quartet perform Schubert’s last three quartets and his quintet, lovingly set up with musical preludes.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Infant Musicality

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Research on the sounds that caregivers exchange with infants has profound implications for the way we understand classical music; how we sing and play these scores and how music moves us.

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The Gesualdo Six: In Winter’s House

Classical / Christmas

Acclaimed vocal consort The Gesualdo Six take you on a magical musical journey through the ages and across borders, weaving well-known Christmas carols seamlessly into the 21st-century highlights.

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Handel’s Messiah

Classical / London Unwrapped

Some of the best period instrument specialists in the UK, the Hanover Band are on a mission to show audiences what earlier music might have sounded like – when heard in the best possible circumstances. Thanks to their gutsy playing ‘stripping decades of varnish from the score,’ as the Times says, Handel’s ever-popular Messiah will sound fresh and new.

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Bach Christmas Oratorio with London Bach Singers and the Feinstein Ensemble

Classical / Christmas

London Bach Singers and the Feinstein Ensemble return to Kings Place with their acclaimed chamber version of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, under the direction of Martin Feinstein.

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New Year’s Eve with Aurora Orchestra and Javier Perianes

Classical / Mozart’s Piano

Join Aurora Orchestra for a glittering New Year’s Eve concert celebrating the culmination of two extraordinary series at Kings Place: London Unwrapped and Mozart’s Piano with Handel’s Water Music and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe: Schooled by Randomness

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Tim Harford talks about how random obstacles and frustrations can inspire us to be more creative, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform BWV 81 Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen? (Jesus sleeps, what shall I hope for?)

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe: Take What is Yours and Go Away

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

CRISPR is the new technique in biomedical science that allows us to effectively cut out and fix glitches in our genes. The science is still pretty new, and some might say that advancements in gene-editing is controversial. In this talk we have the opportunity to learn more about the science behind the technique, and to make up our own mind.

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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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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – The Undiscovered Universe: Choose Your Own Adventure

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

In this talk, Professor Samuel Cohen from the University of Oxford encourages us to reflect on our personal ambitions and ask "How can I be sure that tomorrow's decisions will satisfy today's objectives?" 

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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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