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Musica Vitae: Storm Runes

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

We welcome the Swedish string orchestra, Musica Vitae and director/cellist Robin Michael, to perform works of magnificent composers such as James Oswald, JS Bach, Lisa Robertson and two-ever popular works by Peter Maxwell Davies.

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Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

Songlines Encounters Festival welcomes Asmaa Hamzaoui, the foremost female ambassador of Gnawa music. With her group Bnat Timbouktou, she delivers a contagious brand of evangelistic desert blues.

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Mànran

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran have been at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene for over a decade. They return to Kings Place as part of Scotland Unwrapped after their sell-out debut in 2020. Support comes from singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill.

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Danielle de Niese and Matthew Fletcher

Classical / Master Series

Award-winning Australian soprano Danielle de Niese makes her Kings Place debut in Master Series, with pianist Matthew Fletcher. Join them for some treasured vocal repertoire, from classical and opera gems, to Broadway musical favourites, with a few standards from Hollywood’s Golden Age in between.

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Nur: Aidan O’Rourke with Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

A project brought together by Guest Curator Aidan O’Rourke, celebrating the grit, calibre and charisma of Edinburgh’s grassroots music-making, featuring Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni.

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Aurora Orchestra with Donald Grant

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

As the days shorten and the year’s end draws nearer, journey with Aurora Orchestra and Donald Grant to the Scottish islands, where the winter nights are long and isolating.

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Louise McMonagle: Ancient Modernity

Contemporary / Scotland Unwrapped

Scottish cellist Louise McMonagle (Riot Ensemble) presents Scottish composers from Anna Meredith to John Maxwell Geddes, plus works for cello and electronics spatialised in soundscape.

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Ali Smith & Jackie Kay

Words / Scotland Unwrapped

Author Ali Smith and former Makar Jackie Kay discuss the soundtrack to their lives – a shared passion for a wide range of music from Celtic folk to jazz, from blues to Bach, musicals to Mozart.

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Mark van de Wiel and the Brodsky Quartet play Mozart and Phibbs

Classical / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Acclaimed clarinettist Mark van de Wiel joins the renowned Brodsky Quartet to present Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet at Kings Place, alongside two world premieres by Joseph Phibbs: the Clarinet Quintet and ‘Trip' for solo clarinet.

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Opening Night: A Mozart Gala

Classical / London Piano Festival

The London Piano Festival opening night at Kings Place brings a special celebration of Mozart’s finest early piano concerti.

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Sam Carter

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Sam Carter, a Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter who has earned a reputation for vivid, heartfelt songwriting and captivating live performances, makes a welcome return to Kings Place.

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Fauré 100: Fin de siècle

Classical / London Piano Festival

We celebrate 100 years since the death of French composer Gabriel Fauré, as we evoke the intimate setting of a 19th century Parisian salon where piano music always played a central role. We hear a selection of Fauré favourites alongside his contemporaries Mel Bonis & Cecile Chaminade.

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Twenty Two Nocturnes

Classical / London Piano Festival

'22 pieces inspired by Chopin’s 22 Nocturnes', published by EVC Music in 2023, is a creative project supporting the idea by the young prize-winning pianist and Guildhall School of Music & Drama student Rose McLachlan.

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Armstrong meets Wollny

Classical / London Piano Festival

Two world-class pianists come together for a very special collaboration at London Piano Festival: Kit Armstrong and Michael Wollny.

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Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jésus

Classical / London Piano Festival

Latvian pianist Reinis Zariņš takes on Messiaen’s epic cycle 'Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jesus' as part of London Piano Festival.

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Susan Tomes: Women and the Piano

Classical / London Piano Festival

Susan Tomes's new book 'Women and the Piano: A History in 50 Lives', shines a light on some of the hidden biographies of female pianists over the past two centuries. We hear a fascinating selection of their compositions, demonstrating a wide range of music from virtuosic to humorous and from soulful to light-hearted.

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Piatti Quartet: Glass and Company

Classical / Soundbites

Kings Place welcomes you to an hour of transportive music with its resident quartet, Piatti. Come and unwind and get a taste of classical music and all its variety in this Soundbites series, with minimalist icon Philip Glass, and fellow American star composers, Caroline Shaw and John Adams.

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The Young’Uns: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, presented by folk trio The Young’Uns, is the true story of one man's journey from unemployment, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the Battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. A touching and often hilarious musical adventure, its themes of war, poverty and displacement have a powerful resonance almost a hundred years on. 

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The Marian Consort

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

The award-winning voices of The Marian Consort present a programme of sumptuous Renaissance polyphony from some of Scotland’s few surviving sixteenth-century manuscripts.

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Àrainn: Electroacoustic music from Scotland 

Contemporary / Scotland Unwrapped

Àrainn means ‘sound’ in Scots Gaelic, and this promises a captivating evening of spatialised performances of electroacoustic music, sound art and visuals from/of Scotland.

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Ensemble Hesperi

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

Relive a musical evening in 18th century Edinburgh with the dazzling young Ensemble Hesperi and soprano Harriet Burns, where fashions combined the best of the Italian Baroque with the soaring melodies and dance rhythms of traditional Scottish music.

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Dunedin Consort & Hebrides Ensemble

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

Two of Scotland’s award-winning ensembles join forces to present James MacMillan’s extraordinary setting – by turns intimate and dramatic – of the Resurrection story.

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Heal and Harrow

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Celebrated folk musicians Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl pay a humanising tribute to victims of the 16th and 17th Century Scottish Witch Trials, while also exploring historical beliefs in the supernatural and modern-day parallels in our society.

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Rachel Sermanni + Kim Carnie

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

As part of Karine Polwart’s Sing to the Dark Weekend, enjoy an intimate evening from two of the most exciting young Scottish voices, singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, and Gaelic singer and composer Kim Carnie.

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