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Aurora Orchestra with Elena Urioste

Classical at Kings Place

Aurora opens its 2021 season of London Unwrapped performances with a programme marking the centenary of the first performance of The Lark Ascending at the Queen’s Hall in London in 1921.

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Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra with Elena Urioste (Online Streaming)

Classical at Kings Place

Aurora Orchestra opens its 2021 season of London Unwrapped performances with a programme marking the centenary of the first performance of The Lark Ascending at the Queen’s Hall in London in 1921.

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The Hermes Experiment

Contemporary at Kings Place

After six years and over sixty commissions, The Hermes Experiment celebrates its unique contribution to the new music scenes with their debut album Here We Are. With their unique line-up of harp,

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Alisa Weilerstein and David Mareček

Classical / Master Series

American cellist Alisa Weilerstein has captivated audiences across the world with her impassioned musicianship. She is joined by pianist David Mareček for a Czech-inflected evening with music by Janáček, Dvořák and more.

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Leveret

Folk / Folk Springs

A unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) & Rob Harbron (concertina), each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.

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Leveret (Online Streaming Event)

Folk / Folk Springs

A unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) & Rob Harbron (concertina), each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Folk / Folk Springs

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs

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Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

Folk / Folk Springs

Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell performs with her long-time 'right-hand woman' Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing)

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Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher (Online Streaming Event)

Folk / Folk Springs

Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell performs with her long-time 'right-hand woman' Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing)

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Emily Portman & Rob Harbron

Folk / Folk Springs

Nominated ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards BBC RADIO 2 Folk Award 2013 Winner – Best Original Song with Hatchling Emily Portman & Rob Harbron are two of the finest

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Martin Simpson

Folk / Folk Springs

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

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Martin Simpson (Online Streaming Event)

Folk / Folk Springs

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

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The Breath

Folk at Kings Place

Winner of Folk Singer of the Year 2019 at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (Ríoghnach Connolly) Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath. Ríoghnach - singer, lyricist and flautist

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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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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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Kris Drever

Folk at Kings Place

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Folk at Kings Place

Sharon Shannon is a musician who continues to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Choose Your Own Adventure

Classical / Bach, the Universe & Everything

Using predictive models and statistical analysis, Dr Sam Cohen challenges the notion of free will and control.

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Megson Family Folk Show

Family at Kings Place

‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’ The Guardian ‘Overall: 11/10 – A HUGE family hit’ Kiddychart.com ‘I really liked dancing with my sisters at the front and popping the bubbles! It was really exciting.

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Imar

Folk at Kings Place

After two sell-out shows in Hall Two, these Glasgow-based instrumental firebrands make their Kings Place Hall One debut.

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Varmints for Quartet

Contemporary at Kings Place

Ligeti Quartet return to Kings Place with a showcase of new music by Anna Meredith and Christian Mason, two of the most influential and celebrated composers on the London scene. 

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Ill-Considered

Jazz at Kings Place

Ill-Considered improvise on simple pre-written themes or compose on the spot to create deep grooves and plaintive melodies, ranging from whispered chants to monstrous climaxes.

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India Electric Co.

Folk at Kings Place

India Electric Company are perhaps best described as ‘a veritable musical magpie’s nest’, (BBC Radio 3).  Blending traditional instruments, folk melodies and subtle electronic influences, they’ve extensively toured throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand, including UK shows at The London Palladium and Hammersmith Apollo.

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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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