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AUTUMN SEASON Oct / Nov / Dec 08

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Welcome to Kings Place Straight after our five-day Opening Festival at the beginning of October we launch into our Autumn season at Kings Place, arranged as a series of themed weeks, curated by a wide range of musicians and musicologists to enable in-depth exploration of a variety of music through performance, talks, film and visual arts. Throughout the year, we are also running regular strands for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings, hosting chamber music, poetry and discussion, contemporary music and jazz. Kings Place houses the first newly built concert hall in London since the Barbican opened 25 years ago in 1982. There are two new art galleries, Pangolin London and Kings Place Gallery, and in the Rotunda bar and restaurant on the waterfront you can relax with good food and drink, looking out over the canal barges in Battlebridge Basin. Kings Place also forms the new headquarters for the Guardian and Observer newspapers and two of London’s finest orchestras, the London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Register free as a friend at www.kingsplace.co.uk to be kept up to date on our news and rolling programme. We look forward very much to welcoming you to our new home. Peter Millican CEO

CONTENTS Autumn at a Glance Ticket details Autumn Season Calendar Words on Monday, weekly programme This is Tuesday, weekly programme London Chamber Music Series Sundays Autumn Programme Pangolin London Gallery exhibitions Kings Place Gallery exhibitions Eating and Drinking at Kings Place Opening Festival 100 Reminder Booking Information Getting to Kings Place

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Autumn Season at a glance Following the Opening Festival our first season is comprised of eleven themed weeks of concerts, talks and films, along with three regular ‘Strand’ events plus exhibitions in both galleries.

• Rock Music Rock Art 8 - 11 October

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• F-IRE at Kings Place 15 - 18 October

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• Beethoven Unwrapped: Week I 21 - 25 October

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• London Guitar Festival 27 October - 2 November • Aldeburgh Highlights 3 - 7 November • Scene Norway 14 - 22 November

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• Beethoven Unwrapped: Week 2 26 - 29 November

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• Classical Opera Company Mozart 3 - 7 December

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• Haydn in London 9 - 14 December

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• Roald Dahl Plus 16 - 20 December

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Three regular strands each week throughout the season –

• Words on Monday • This is Tuesday

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• London Chamber Music Series Sundays

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Exhibitions are free, see the gallery pages for details.

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£9.50 seats available online for all concerts HALL ONE ASSIGNED SEATING Choose where you would like to sit. You’ll find ticket prices are listed next to each event. £9.50 and only available online. You are guaranteed a seat, but its location will be allocated from the best available one hour before the performance. Limited availability. HALL TWO GENERAL ADMISSION Tickets start at £9.50 0nline (£11.50 offline) but may rise in price. The earlier you book the cheaper the ticket. Choose your seat on arrival. OTHER SPACES GENERAL ADMISSION Choose your seat on arrival. FREE Events: Tickets are available by phone or in person at the Box Office – these are not available online. At Kings Place all tickets are £2 cheaper when booked online. We do not charge any booking fees. If you do not have access to a computer you can use an online booking terminal in the atrium at Kings Place. If you book more than 7 days in advance we will post your tickets out free of charge, otherwise you can pick them up on arrival. Book online at www.kingsplace.co.uk Box Office telephone: 0844 264 0321 In person at Kings Place Box Office

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October

AUTUMN CALENDAR DATE

TIME / SPACE

THEME

EVENT / PERFORMANCE

Mon 6 Tues 7 Wed 8 Thurs 9 Fri 10 Sat 11

7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 7pm Hall One 7pm Hall Two 8pm Hall Two 10am Hall Two

Words on Monday This is Tuesday Rock Music. Rock Art Rock Music. Rock Art Rock Music. Rock Art Rock Music. Rock Art

The Guardian Debate - Part One This Isn’t for You Art for Change (Guardian Talk) Rock Art: Peter Randall-Page Rock. Remix (London Sinfonietta) Family Drumming Workshop

Sun 12 Mon 13 Tues 14 Wed 15

12 noon Hall Two 7.30pm Hall One 6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 6pm St Pancras

Rock Music. Rock Art Rock Music. Rock Art LCMS on Sundays Words on Monday This is Tuesday F-IRE @ Kings Place

Family Drumming Workshop W/FF Rock Music (London Sinfonietta) CC Maggini Quartet C The Nature Debate 1: Enhancing The Brain T The Sound Source: Raymond Scott feature CC Film: Watch Out! 1 F

7.15pm Hall Two 9pm Hall One

F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place

Loop Collective: Fringe Magnetic & Phronesis Django Bates and stoRMChaser

6pm St Pancras 7.15pm Hall Two

F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place

Zoom!: Jazz Collectives Octurn / 7 eyes

Thurs 16

T CC M M W/CC W/FF

J J T J/CC

9pm Hall One

F-IRE @ Kings Place

Double Bill: Ingrid Laubrock & Nein / Polar Bear J

Fri 17

6pm St Pancras

F-IRE @ Kings Place

Rainforest Polyphony Workshop

Sat 18

7.15pm Hall Two 9pm Hall One 11am St Pancras

F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place

Thôt & Tom Arthurs & Julian Siegel Basquiat Strings & Elysian Quartet Wot is Jazz?

J J/CC FF/J

12,30pm St Pancras 1.30pm Hall Two

F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place

Clown Revisited Oren Marshall & Maurizio Ravalico Duo

FF/J J

2.30pm Hall Two

F-IRE @ Kings Place

Tom Arthurs’ Subtopia

J

3.30pm Hall Two

F-IRE @ Kings Place

Robert Mitchell 3io

J

6pm 8pm

4.30pm Hall Two St Pancras Hall One

F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place F-IRE @ Kings Place

Jonathan Bratoëff Quartet J Film: Watch Out! F F-IRE Large Ensemble & Keith Nichols Quartet J

Sun 19 Mon 20

6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One

LCMS on Sundays Words on Monday

Primrose Piano Quartet Touching the Sky

Tues 21

8pm Hall Two

This is Tuesday

Lightworks with Leon Michener

7pm Hall One

Beethoven Unwrapped on Film 1 The Fifth Symphony

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Wed 22

7.30pm Hall One

Beethoven’s String Quartets 1

Orion String Quartet

C

Thurs 23

7pm Hall Two 7.30pm Hall One

Beethoven Beethoven’s String Quartets 2

Masterclass with Jean-Bernard Pommier Orion String Quartet

C C

Fri 24 Sat 25

7.30pm Hall One 11.30am Hall One 7.30pm Hall One 11.30am St Pancras 6.30pm Hall One 1pm Hall One

Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas 1 Beethoven Unwrapped on Film 2 Beethoven’s String Quartets 3 Beethoven LCMS on Sundays London Guitar Festival

Jean-Bernard Pommier Glenn Gould Orion String Quartet Study Day: Beethoven, the man Claire Desert, Philippe Graffin, Raphael Wallfisch Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

C C C C C C

Tues 28

7pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall Two 1pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 8pm Hall One

Words on Monday London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival This is Tuesday London Guitar Festival

Whatever happened to popular culture? Eden Stell Guitar Duo Morgan Szymanski The Multiplier Series Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble

Wed 29

8pm Hall One

London Guitar Festival

Antonio Forcione and Friends

C

Thurs 30

1pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall Two 8pm Hall One

London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival

UK Conservatoires José Luis Ruiz de la Puerta David Russell

C C C

Sun 26 Mon 27

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GENRE

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C T CC

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AUTUMN CALENDAR TIME / SPACE

THEME

EVENT / PERFORMANCE

11am Limehouse 1pm Hall One 2pm Wenlock

London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival

Classical Guitar Masterclass / David Russell C Carl Herring C Blues, slide, global guitar M’class / Bob Brozman J

7.30pm Hall Two 8pm Hall One

London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival

Thibault Cauvin Bob Brozman

C C

10am Hall One 1pm Wenlock

London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival

Trinity-Guildhall ‘Guitar for Everyone’ Classical Guitar in Ensemble

C C

2pm Limehouse 4pm Wenlock 7.30pm Hall Two 8pm Hall One

London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival London Guitar Festival

The Monster Riffs Guitar Lesson Electric Lady Land / Guitar workshop Nicolas Meier Group Gerardo Nuñez

C C C C

10am Limehouse 6.30pm Hall One

London Guitar Festival LCMS on Sundays

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass /Gerardo Nuñez W Tom Kerstens and the Duke Quartet C

Mon 3

7.30pm Hall Two 7pm Hall Two

London Guitar Festival Words on Monday

The Ark The Guardian Debate - Part Two

C T

Tues 4

7.30pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights

Stravinsky and Dushkin The Rape of Lucretia

C C

Wed 5 Thurs 6

8pm Hall Two 7.30pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

This is Tuesday Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights

This Isn’t for You Aronowitz Ensemble Exaudi

CC C C

Fri 7 Sun 9

8pm Hall Two 6.30pm Hall One

Aldeburgh Highlights LCMS on Sundays

Faster than Sound Florilegium

CC C

Sat 1

Sun 2

GENRE

Mon 10

7pm Hall One

Words on Monday

The Nature Debate 2: Enhancing The Body

Tues 11

8pm Hall Two

This is Tuesday

The Sound Source: Carl Stone

Fri 14

7pm Hall One 6.20pm St Pancras 2pm Hall Two 5pm St Pancras 7.30pm Hall One

Scene Norway Scene Norway Scene Norway Scene Norway Scene Norway

London Sinfonietta / Arve Henriksen Ice Music: Terje Isungset / Lena Nymark Isglem + SVIV Dance Company Ice Music: Terje Isungset / Lena Nymark Marie Boine + Isglem

10pm Hall Two 11.30am Hall Two

Scene Norway Scene Norway

Bugge’s Room: Bugge Wesseltoft & Friends The Little Prince

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3.30pm Hall Two 6.30pm Hall One

Scene Norway LCMS on Sundays

The Little Prince Angell Piano Trio

FF C W

Sat 15

Sun 16

T CC CC CC FF FF W/CC

8pm Hall Two

Scene Norway

In the Country and Susanna

Mon 17

6.30pm Hall One

Scene Norway

Scene Norway Close-Up

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Tues 18

8pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

Words on Monday Scene Norway

An evening with Ketil Bjørnstad Norway in Words

T T

Wed 19 Thurs 20

6.30pm Battlebridge Wine Event 7pm St Pancras Scene Norway 7.30pm Hall One Scene Norway

Italy’s Finest Wines Norway through Film: Groundhoppers PUNKT UK

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Fri 21

7.30pm Hall One

Scene Norway

PUNKT UK

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Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24 Tues 25 Wed 26

7.30pm Hall One 6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 7pm Hall One

Scene Norway LCMS on Sundays Words on Monday This is Tuesday Beethoven Unwrapped on Film 3

PUNKT UK Wihan Quartet John Milton RICORDI - BEYOND 200 The ‘Eroica’

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Thurs 27

7pm Hall Two 7.30pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One 11.30am St Pancras

Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven Piano Sonatas 2 Beethoven

Masterclass with Jean-Bernard Pommier Beehoven’s Songs Jean Bernard Pommier Study Day: Beehoven’s Orchestral Music

Fri 28 Sat 29

November

DATE

Fri 31

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December

AUTUMN CALENDAR DATE

TIME / SPACE

THEME

EVENT / PERFORMANCE

Sun 30

7pm Hall One 6.30pm Hall One

Beethoven LCMS on Sundays

The Beethoven Legacy & The Ninth Rosamunde Trio

M C

Mon 1 Tues 2 Wed 3

7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 6.30pm St Pancras

Words on Monday This is Tuesday Classical Opera Company

The Guardian Debate - Part Three This Isn’t For You Mozart: Pre-performance talk, Free

T CC T

7.30pm Hall One

Classical Opera Company

Mozart in London

C

Thurs 4

6.30pm St Pancras 7.30pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

Classical Opera Company Classical Opera Company Classical Opera Company

Mozart: Pre-performance talk, Free Mozart: Ascanio in Alba, K.111 The A-Z of Mozart Opera

T C C

Sat 6

2.00pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

Classical Opera Company Classical Opera Company

Ascanio in Alba - Study day Mozart: Ascanio in Alba, K.111

C C

Sun 7

11.30am Hall Two

Classical Opera Company

Desert Island Mozart with Sir Thomas Allen

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Mon 8 Tues 9

6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

LCMS on Sundays Words on Monday Haydn in London

Orchestra of St John’s Chamber Ensemble Clive James in Conversation Mr Haydn comes to town: Chilingirian Quartet

C T C

8pm Hall Two

This is Tuesday

The Sound Source: Annie Gosfield, EWA7

CC

Wed 10

6.30pm Battlebridge Wine Event

Australian & New Zealand: Wines of the Year

Thurs 11

7.30pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

Haydn in London Haydn in London

The Gypsy Rondo The Apponyi Quartets: Chilingirian Quartet

C C

Fri 12 Sat 13

7.30pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One

Haydn in London Haydn in London

Trios for a Princess Breaking out of the chamber: Chilingirian

C C

Sun 14

11.30am Hall One

Haydn in London

Farewell to Lost Love

C

Tues 16

6.30pm Hall One 12 noon Foyer

LCMS on Sundays Roald Dahl Plus

Aurora Wind Ensemble & John York Revolting Rhymes Schools Musical

C FF

8pm Hall Two 7.30pm Hall One

This is Tuesday Roald Dahl Plus

The Multiplier Series Sweet Sixteen: Mozart in 1772

CC C

12 noon Foyer 6.15 St Pancras

Roald Dahl Plus Roald Dahl Plus

Revolting Rhymes Schools Musical Richard Stokes: Mahler, Youth and Song

FF T

7.30pm Hall One

Roald Dahl Plus

Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn

C

12noon Foyer 6.15pm St Pancras

Roald Dahl Plus Roald Dahl Plus

Revolting Rhymes Schools Musical Quentin Blake Talk: We All Join In

FF T

7.30pm Hall One 1pm Hall One 6.15pm St Pancras

Roald Dahl Plus Roald Dahl Plus Roald Dahl Plus

Fairy Tales and Goblins Dancing Sweet Sixteen: Mendelssohn in 1825 Gerald Scarfe: A Caricaturist’s Youth

FF C T

7.30pm Hall One 1pm Hall One 7.30pm Hall One 6.30pm Hall One

Roald Dahl Plus Roald Dahl Plus Roald Dahl Plus LCMS on Sundays

Roald Dahl Gala Concert Aleksander Madzar plays Tchaikovsky The Child’s Eye: Taliesin Ensemble Dante Quartet

FF C C C

V – Voice

T – Talk

C – Classical

CC – Contemporary Classical

W – World F – Film

J – Jazz FF – Family

D – Dance M – Mixed

O – Opera

Wed 17

Thurs 18

Fri 19

Sat 20 Sun 21

GENRE CODE

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

1 Oct – 9 Nov

Pangolin London

Rock Music Rock Art

Peter Randall-Page: New Work

1 Oct – 28 Nov

Kings Place Gallery

Nicolaus Widerberg

Past in Future – Sculpture

Albert Irvin Sterling Stuff II Albert Irvin

Six Paintings Sculpture in Silver A Retrospective

1 Oct – 6 Feb 09 Kings Place Gallery 17 Nov – 18 Jan 09 Pangolin London 5 Dec – 6 Feb 09 Kings Place Gallery

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GENRE


WORDS on MONDAY

“artsculturepoliticsscience”

Mon 6 October Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

The Guardian Debate – Autumn Series: Who owns the progressive agenda” Curated by The Guardian Part 1 will examine how the Right are now positioned as owning the progressive agenda.

Mon 13 October Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

The Nature Debate 1: Enhancing The Brain Curated by Nature The first of two related panel events convened by the leading international weekly journal of science Nature focuses on the risks and benefits of research extending the powers of the human body: from increasing speed, strength and self-healing to heat tolerance, pain thresholds and more.

Mon 20 October Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

Touching the Sky Curated by Poet in The City A celebration in poetry for the opening of the spectacular new Kings Place building. This event will feature the performance of great poems about architecture written by leading contemporary poets, and much-loved poems by late great poets.

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Mondays throughout the season

MONDAY evening is spoken word night at Kings Place. Arts, media and politics from The Guardian, and science, ethics and philosophy from Nature will fire your mind. Interviews, discussions, poetry and debate from poets, writers and artists will no doubt be followed by further discussions in Rotunda bar! Come listen, comment and enjoy.

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WORDS on MONDAY

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Mon 27 October Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

Whatever happened to popular culture? Curated by Lisa Jardine Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry’s recent exhibition UNPOPULAR CULTURE celebrated the quiet subtlety of British art from the 1940s to 1980s. He and historian Lisa Jardine will discuss the rise and fall of middlebrow art – is it still a rallying point for anti-establishment ideas?

Mon 3 November Hall Two 7.00pm £11.50

The Guardian Debate – Autumn Series: Who owns the progressive agenda” Curated by The Guardian Part 2 will examine what happens after New Labour, and how the left can re-engage with progressive politics. Details on our website nearer the date.

Mon 10 November Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

The Nature Debate 2: Enhancing The Body Curated by Nature The second of two related panel events convened by the leading international weekly journal of science Nature focuses on the risks and benefits of research extending the powers of the human body: from increasing speed, strength and self-healing to heat tolerance, pain thresholds and more.

Mon 17 November Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

An evening with Ketil Bjørnstad Curated by Fiona Talkington see p26 for details This event is part of Scene Norway.

Mon 24 November Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

John Milton Curated by Poet in the City Marking the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton, join Poet in the City and the Milton’s Cottage Trust to celebrate the life and poetry of one of the greatest poets in the English language. This glittering event brings together celebrities, academics and poets.

Mon 1 December Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

The Guardian Debate – Autumn Series: Who owns the progressive agenda” Curated by The Guardian Part 3 of this series is less party political, examining the progressive agenda in more general terms with a focus on environmental issues. Details on our website nearer the date.

Mon 8 December Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

Clive James in Conversation Curated by Picador The legendary Clive James will amaze, enthrall and entertain with his wit, wisdom, anecdotes and poetry.

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THIS is TUESDAY

Tues 7 October Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

This Isn’t For You Curated by Matt Fretton This first event includes a new commission from composer/pianist Huw Watkins, who also co-curates with Matt Fretton. Huw is joined by Thomas Gould, Timothy Orpen and Lousia Tuck for a programme that includes works by Kurtág, Schönberg, Berg, Stravinsky and Webern.

Tues 14 October Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

The Sound Source: Stu Brown Sextet Curated by spnm – promoting new music You will have heard Raymond Scott’s merry melodies underscoring the antics of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. Yet Scott led a double life as a maverick inventor and experimentalist. This event features both sides of Scott’s music, led by the brilliant Stu Brown Sextet. www.spnm.org.uk www.myspace.com/raymondscottproject www.stu-brown.com www.raymondscott.com

Tues 21 October Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

‘Lightworks’: solo pianist Leon Michener Curated by Twisted Lounge Theosophical, Dada Transcedentalist, Cocktail Caper Aqua and Techno Rag, Pianist, Leon Michener, performs music by Charles Ives, Alexander Scriabin, exotic lounge master Les Baxter, Art Tatum, Scott “Tom and Jerry” Bradley, and Detroit techno pioneer Drexciya, alongside avantgarde early 20th century films of Hans Richter and Vincent Eggeling. www.myspace.com/twistedlounge www.leonmichener.com

Tues 28 October Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

The Multiplier Series Curated by Graham Fitkin Take three outstanding ensembles exploring single instrumental timbres: The Veya Saxophone Quartet, Elysian Strings, and duo, Parkinson Saunders, performing music by Dutch hard hitting iconic composer Louis Andriessen, English purist Howard Skemtpon, American pioneer Alvin Lucier and the rhythmic persistence of Joe Cutler and Fitkin himself.

Tuesdays throughout the season

TUESDAY night at Kings Place is a regular weekly chance to explore informal and experimental music. Curated by a range of cutting edge musicians and composers, This is Tuesday offers a fantastic opportunity to sample new and established music presented in different ways. Acoustic and electronic, film and dance; enjoy and relax with a drink from our bar.

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THIS is TUESDAY

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Tues 4 November Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

This Isn’t for You Curated by Matt Fretton A programme with works for flute at it’s centre, from Bach to Maurizio Kagel’s Atem for flute & tape. Daniel Parkin will be joined by Sally Price, Adrian Ward and Dmitri Murrath for a programme including works by Britten, Takemitsu and Debussy.

Tues 11 November Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

The Sound Source: Carl Stone’s Sampling Neurosis – also featuring People Like Us Curated by spnm – promoting new music www.spnm.org.uk In association with Atlantic waves, London International Festival of Exploratory Music. Including films curated by no.w.here labs and emerging artists curated by Music Orbit. US-based Carl Stone is a pioneer of live computer music, hailed by New York’s Village Voice as ‘the king of sampling’. The event features People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz – ‘Nothing sounds stranger than the deeply familiar in an unfamiliar context’ – The Wire.

Tues 25 November Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

Ricordi - Beyond 200 Curated by Ricordi Music A showcase of works by Ricordi Music composers Liza Lim, Enno Poppe and Franco Donatoni, performed by the virtuosic Australian contemporary music ensemble ELISION. The evening includes the UK premiere of Wild winged-one, which draws from Liza Lim’s The Navigator, an opera about ‘desire’ and alchemical transformation.

Tues 2 December Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

This Isn’t For You Curated by Matt Fretton Critical Distortions. A collaboration between cellist Natalie Clein, sound artist Simon Fisher Turner, and composer Shiva Feshareki. The programme includes Shiva’s Critical Distortions for cello and turntables and the folk-inspired solo cello sonata by Kodály.

Tues 9 December Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

The Sound Source: Annie Gosfield, EWA7 - Factory Music Curated by spnm – promoting new music www.spnm.org.uk Including films curated by no.w.here labs and emerging artists curated by Music Orbit. Music meets machinery in EWA7, a concert-length work that incorporates sampled machine sounds, percussion played on industrial found metal, altered electric guitar and the recycled sounds of many factories. ‘A star of the downtown scene’ – The New Yorker on Annie Gosfield. www.anniegosfield.com

Tues 16 December Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

The Multiplier Series Curated by Graham Fitkin Graham Fitkin’s Multiplier Series continues with another mix of homogenous ensembles based on single timbres. Central to the programme is a rarely-heard Steve Reich tape piece. Including Joby Burgess, the Fell Clarinet Quartet (with Fitkin and Ed McGuire) and Joanna Bailie’s specially formed ensemble works lofi and hifi.

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London Chamber Music Series SUNDAYS President: Levon Chilingirian OBE Artistic Director: Dr Peter Fribbins

Sun 12 October Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Maggini Quartet The Maggini Quartet present a programme of Beethoven (Op. 18 No. 2) Brahms (Op. 51 No. 1) and Edmund Rubbra’s second String Quartet from 1952.

Sun 19 October Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Primrose Piano Quartet A fascinating evening of piano quartets by Bridge, Fauré and Peter Maxwell Davies, whose piece receives its London premiere. Plus Schubert’s unfinished String Trio in B flat.

Sun 26 October Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Claire Desert piano Philippe Graffin violin Raphael Wallfisch cello A trio of international soloists in a programme of Mendelssohn’s D minor Trio, Ravel’s Violin Sonata, Brahms’s C minor Trio and the little known Elgar Piano Trio, an unpublished sketch from 1886.

Sun 2 November Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Duke Quartet + Tom Kerstens Classical guitarist Tom Kerstens joins the Duke Quartet in Leo Brouwer’s Guitar Quintet and a new work by John Metcalfe. The Duke also perform Britten’s third String Quartet and Schubert’s Death and the Maiden D810.

Sundays throughout the season

Since 1999 the London Chamber Music Society has managed the celebrated London concert series which can trace its origins to the Sunday concerts at South Place from the 1880s and then Conway Hall from 1929. Their legacy is extraordinary, the concerts having been associated with many important premieres and numerous famous performers over the years, including Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Sammons, Ysaye and Percy Grainger. Now this much loved series finds its new home at Kings Place.

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London Chamber Music Series SUNDAYS Sun 9 November Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Florilegium An evening with the celebrated Early Music ensemble (soprano, recorder, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord) including music by Purcell, John Blow, William Croft, Baltzar and Eccles.

Sun 16 November Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Angell Piano Trio The Angell Piano Trio perform Brahms’s Piano Trio in B Op.8 and Peter Fribbins’s Piano Trio (2004), plus Grieg’s Violin Sonata in C minor.

Sun 23 November Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Wihan Quartet The famous Wihan Quartet in a programme featuring native Czech masterworks by Dvorak (Op. 105) and Martinu (Quartet No.2) and opening with Mozart’s sublime G major quartet.

Sun 30 November Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Rosamunde Trio Schubert’s serene Notturno D.897 is presented with Tchaikovsky’s epic Piano Trio in A minor and Beethoven’s tour de force, the Ghost Trio.

Sun 7 December Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Orchestra of St John’s Chamber Ensemble A Piano Quintet by Huw Watkins is contrasted with Franck’s Violin Sonata and Schubert’s delightful Trout Quintet.

Sun 14 December Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Aurora Wind Ensemble + John York piano An exuberant programme for wind ensemble, including Mozart’s Quintet K452, Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds and works by Debussy, Goleminov and Mendelssohn.

Sun 21 December Hall One 6.30pm £16.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Dante Quartet To round off his anniversary year, Vaughan Williams’s String Quartet No. 2 is performed with Haydn’s Lark Quartet and Beethoven’s late great String Quartet Op. 130.

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ROCK MUSIC. ROCK ART

8, 9, 10, 11 October

Wed 8 October Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

Art for Change (in association with The Guardian) An event looking at the role art can play in effecting social change. Contributors include composer Nigel Osborne, Rungwe Kingdon of Pangolin Editions and journalist Madeleine Bunting. Includes live music and screening of the project documentary Rock Music Rock Art by Zuleika Kingdon.

Thur 9 October Hall Two 7.00pm £11.50

Rock Art An illustrated talk by the sculptor Peter Randall-Page about his new exhibition inspired by his experiences in Uganda, (see p37) with live music from members of the London Sinfonietta.

Fri 10 October Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

Rock. Remix A cabaret club-style event celebrating tradition and spontaneity. Performances by the Lead Musicians of the Uganda Dance Academy, including a collaboration with Warp Records artist Mira Calix and members of the London Sinfonietta.

Sat 11 October Hall Two 10.00am and 12 noon £4.50

Family Drumming Workshops Get drumming with our visiting Ugandan musicians and percussionists from the London Sinfonietta. The 10am workshop is aimed at children 3-6 years; 12 noon workshop for 7+ years. All children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

Sat 11 October Hall One 7.30pm £13.50 £17.50 £22.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Rock Music The week’s events culminate with the premiere of Nigel Osborne’s Rock Music (a London Sinfonietta commission), the London premiere of a new work by Tansy Davies, and Justinian Tamusuza’s Abaana Bange Na-Ka-Lwa.

8, 9, 10, 11 October

This series tells the story of a musical journey. It began when a group of musicians from the London Sinfonietta, the Lead Musicians of the Uganda Dance Academy, composer Nigel Osborne and sculptor Peter Randall-Page travelled to the remote island of Lolui in Lake Victoria, Uganda to explore an amazing set of natural rock gongs. In 2007 the ensemble performed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kampala, and the project culminates at Kings Place with concerts, drumming workshops, talks, films, a club night and an art installation. The centrepiece of the project will be a new London Sinfonietta commission Rock Music, by Nigel Osborne inspired by his experiences in Uganda, and the opportunity to hear a collaboratively devised piece created by London Sinfonietta and Ugandan musicians in response to the sounds of the rock gongs.

Promoted by London Sinfonietta in association with Kings Place Music Foundation. Supported by British Council, Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, Moose Foundation for the Arts and Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust.

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F-IRE@ KINGS PLACE

15, 16, 17, 18 October

London’s award winning innovative community F-IRE Collective present concerts, talks and workshops, for young and old. Artists include Django Bates and stoRMChaser, Seb Rochford’s Polar Bear and Ingrid Laubrock’s Nein. Groundbreaking European stars Thôt and Octurn join Basquiat Strings, Elysian Quartet, Tom Arthur’s Subtopia, the F-IRE Large Ensemble and more to complete a week of the finest in contemporary jazz.

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Wed 15 October Hall Two 7.15pm from £11.50

Loop Collective Double Bill: Fringe Magnetic and Phronesis Gritty rhythmic counterpoint from trumpeter Rory Simmons’ 10-piece Fringe Magnetic and beautiful melodic compositions from exuberant bassist Jasper Høiby’s trio Phronesis.

Wed 15 October Hall One 9.00pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Django Bates and stoRMChaser The first UK date for Django Bates and stoRMChaser, his new 19-strong big band from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen – playing music from his new album Spring is Here…(shall we dance?)

Thur 16 October St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE

ZOOM!: the history and future of European Jazz Collectives Journalist Stuart Nicholson hosts a discussion with many of the visiting artists of the week, and introduces ZOOM! the ‘European Union’ of jazz collectives and their new CD of continent-wide creativity.

Thur 16 October Hall One 9.00pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Double Bill: Ingrid Laubrock and Nein/Polar Bear Saxophonist and composer Ingrid Laubrock presents her band Nein, whose evocative music weaves between improvisations and written material, followed by Seb Rochford’s Polar Bear, described as ‘bighitters of the new wave’, who mix hypnotic grooves, full-on electronics with melancholic songs and punky thrashes.

Thur 16 October Hall Two 7.15pm from £11.50

Octurn / 7eyes Belgian superstars Octurn are at the cutting edge of new-jazz languages, each project morphs their group into new formations, delivering large scale works of breathtaking rhythmic and harmonic invention. Here, as a septet, they perform 7eyes, a suite by pianist Jozef Dumoulin and baritone saxophonist Bo van der Werf with live electronic manipulations from IRCAM’s Gilbert Nouno.

Fri 17 October Hall One 9.00pm £13.50 £17.50 £22.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Basquiat Strings and Elysian Quartet A unique evening from two cutting-edge string groups – Ben Davis’ Mercury nominated Basquiat Strings have revolutionised group-jazz string playing; darlings of the contemporary classical world Elysian Quartet chart virgin territory with their daring compositions and improvisations – together they perform Dominant Twin Syndrome .

Fri 17 October Hall Two 7.15pm from £11.50

Thot + Tom Arthurs + Julian Siegel Saxophonist Stéphane Payen’s quartet Thôt, the Parisian answer to M-Base, stretch small-group composition to the extreme. Funky and emotionally powerful, they are joined by Brit-Jazz sensations Tom Arthurs and Julian Siegel for a special collaboration.

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Clown Revisited Pianist Nick Ramm’s friendly quintet, including tuba, cello, flute and percussion, perform circus inspired pieces with amusing storylines.

Sat 18 October Hall Two 1.30 - 5.30pm £22 Afternoon; or £7.50 per performance 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 4.30pm

ROLLING AFTERNOON..... features four adventurous bands: Maurizio Ravalico and Oren Marshall’s groovy percussion/tuba improv; trumpeter Tom Arthurs’ new Anglo-German quintet Subtopia; dynamic pianist Robert Mitchell’s 3io plays from their newly released CD, The Greater Good; and Jonathan Bratoëff quartet’s downtown-New York stylings wrap up the afternoon with burning and explosive swing. 1 Oren Marshall / Maurizio Ravalico Duo 2 Tom Arthurs’ Subtopia 3 Robert Mitchell 3io 4 Jonathan Bratoëff Quartet

Sat 18 October Hall One 8.00pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

F-IRE Collective Large Ensemble & Keith Nichols Quartet In a sizzling finale to the week, the all-star 16 piece F-IRE Collective large Ensemble meet veteran jazz pianist Keith Nichols and his trio to compare old and new takes on jazz classics, followed by a brand new suite Tales from London by members of the collective.

15, 16, 17, 18 October

Sat 18 October St Pancras Room 12.30pm FREE

FILMS AND WORKSHOPS in St Pancras Room Wed 15 October 6.00pm FREE

Watch Out! 1 A showing of short films which integrate jazz music and visuals.

Fri 17 October 6.00pm FREE

Rainforest Polyphony Workshop Children’s workshop Pygmies of Central Africa engage in the ultimate of collective musicmaking, with whole encampments singing together in a unique polyphony that creates a sonic complement to the rainforest. Your chance to recreate that experience, here in Kings Place. Age 10-100.

Sat 18 October 11.00am £4

WOT is Jazz? Children’s workshop A fun introduction to jazz for 6-10 year olds hosted by Jennymay Logan of Basquiat Strings.

Sat 18 October 6.00pm FREE

Watch Out! 2 This collection of documentaries introduces secular and sacred musicmaking from Senegal and Ghana, created by associates of F-IRE.

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BEETHOVEN UNWRAPPED: Week I Beethoven is a towering figure in Western music; his music represents the ultimate realisation of one tradition and the explosive birth of another. As a revolutionary artist, he casts a shadow that will surely outreach the 21 st century. But his was not just a revolution on the public stage; some of his most radical inspirations are contained in his music for chamber ensembles or solo piano. Beethoven Unwrapped is an eight-week exploration of that chamber music, running throughout the year at Kings Place, featuring an exciting programme of the complete piano sonatas, string quartets, piano trios, songs, films of legendary performances and study days. Performers include the Orion Quartet of New York, French pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier, Peter Cropper, Christoph Richter and Maurice Bourgue. In this first week, the Orion Quartet begin their survey of the string quartets and Jean-Bernard Pommier performs the earliest piano sonatas. Films include vintage Karajan and Glenn Gould in conversation. Tues 21 October Hall One 7.00pm £7.50

Beethoven Unwrapped on Film 1 The Fifth Symphony In Search of Beethoven (II) Dir. Andy Sommer 1997 (26 mins) Beethoven’s Fifth conducted by Muti, Solti, Maazel and Boulez. Herbert von Karajan conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Dir. H.G Clouzot 1967 (40 mins)

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Wed 22 October Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Beethoven’s String Quartets (1) Orion String Quartet First in a complete cycle of Beethoven’s quartets to be given by the celebrated American Orion Quartet, who present Op. 18 No. 3, Op. 135 and the famous Op. 130, performed with the last-movement Rondo.

Thurs 23 October Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Beethoven’s String Quartets (2) Orion String Quartet Second in the Orion Quartet’s Beethoven cycle, three quartets from different periods: Op. 18 No.2, Op. 59 No. 1 first of the fiery Razumovsky quartets and the genial Harp from 1809.

Thurs 23 October Hall Two 7.00pm £7.50

Masterclass with Jean-Bernard Pommier piano The destiny of the man through his music Distinguished French pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier works on one of the piano sonatas with a conservatoire-level student.

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21 – 25 October Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas (1) Jean-Bernard Pommier piano Jean-Bernard Pommier will present his cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas in chronological order. He begins with three Op.2 sonatas from 1796, dedicated to Haydn.

Sat 25 October Hall One 11.30am £7.50

Beethoven Unwrapped on Film 2 Glenn Gould Beethoven: Conversations with Glenn Gould Prod. Humphrey Burton/BBC 1966 (60 mins) The inimitable Gould discusses composers at the piano. 32 Variations in A minor WoO 80 Prod. CBC 1967 (14 mins) A performance of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations by Glenn Gould.

Sat 25 October Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Beethoven String Quartets (3) Orion String Quartet The buoyant Op. 18 No. 1 is contrasted with the magnificent and stormy Razumovsky Quartet No. 2, and the extraordinary, seven-part Op. 131.

Sun 26 October St Pancras Room 11.30am - 4.30pm £39.50 inclusive.

Study Day: Beethoven, the man This first Study Day will focus on Beethoven the man. Biographer John Suchet will begin with the composer’s biographical milestones, and Professor Barry Cooper will take on Beethoven’s attitudes and beliefs, his deafness and his relationships with women. Four sessions with breaks. Includes lunch.

21, 22, 23, 24, 25 October

Fri 24 October Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50


LONDON GUITAR FESTIVAL in THE FALL The guitar has been the definitive instrument of the past century. Its unique voice appeals to everyone: whether you are young or mature, whether you like classical or rock, jazz or folk or flamenco. The International Guitar Foundation brings its unique blend of multi-stylistic concerts, educational events and commissions of new work to Kings Place. Join us in a fantastic celebration of the world’s most versatile instrument and its greatest players from three continents.

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Mon 27 October Hall Two 7.30pm from £11.50

Eden Stell Guitar Duo The best British classical guitar duo present their new project Music for an Island, which is an eclectic, multi-media concert of music and images from the British Isles.

Tues 28 October Hall One 8.00pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble Solos by Enrique Granados from his recent CD Goya and new work by John Metcalfe and Max Richter for his innovative new ensemble G Plus (two guitars, strings & percussion).

Wed 29 October Hall One 8.00pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Antonio Forcione and Friends Hailed as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar’, Forcione is joined by a host of special guests including Dominic Miller, Zoe Rahman and Guy Pratt.

Hall Two 7.30pm from £11.50

Arturo Tallini Arturo Tallini is one of Italy’s foremost guitarists. Programme includes Giacinto Scelsi’s extraordinary work Ko-Tha.

Thur 30 October Hall One 8.00pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

David Russell A rare visit to London from an inspirational artist. David will play a varied programme including music from his recent Grammy Awardwinning album.

Hall Two 7.30pm from £11.50

José Luis Ruiz de la Puerta José Luis is one of the most talented guitarists on the Spanish scene today. He brings his new Iberian repertoire to Kings Place.

Fri 31 October Hall One 8.00pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Bob Brozman Bob Brozman is a master of slide, finger-style, and percussive guitar. His exhilarating show spans the global and musical spectrum.

Hall Two 7.30pm from £11.50

Thibault Cauvin Thibault is one of the most exciting young classical guitarists to emerge in recent years. A rare chance to catch up with a true original.

Sat 1 November Hall One 8.00pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Gerardo Nuñez Gerardo Nuñez is without doubt the world’s greatest flamenco guitarist active today. This concert features him with his new trio.

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27 October – 2 November Nicolas Meier Group Guitarist Nicolas Meier, well-known on the European circuit, fuses Methenyesque jazz with fiery Turkish and oriental rhythms.

Sun 2 November Hall Two 7.30pm from £11.50

The Ark The Ark consists of five virtuoso acoustic guitars who play dazzling music especially composed for them by John van der Veer, conjuring an eclectic mix of instrumentation and styles.

27 - 31 October Hall One £6.50 Mon 27, 1.00pm Tues 28, 1.00pm Thur 30, 1.00pm Fri 31, 1.00pm

Tomorrow People Stage: Lunchtime Series in Hall One Young classical and acoustic guitarists and singer-songwriters. Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - Students Morgan Szymanski - Mexican-born classical guitarist UK Conservatoires - Performance by student groups Carl Herring - winner of Julian Bream Prize while at RAM

27 October – 2 November

Sat 1 November Hall Two 7.30pm from £11.50

IGF BESPOKE MASTERCLASS SERIES Please note students wishing to play should be of an advanced level. Observers are welcome at any level. Finish times are approximate. Fri 31 October Limehouse Room 11.00am - 2.00pm

Classical Guitar Masterclass with David Russell Opportunity for advanced students to meet a true virtuoso. £40 player; £15 observer

Wenlock Room 2.00pm - 4.00pm £25

Blues, slide and global Guitar with ‘Professor’ Bob Brozman Bob’s familiarity with diverse music cultures produces a novel blending of rhythmic and timbral influences.

Sun 2 November Limehouse Room 10.00am - 12 noon

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass with Gerardo Nuñez Gerardo Nuñez rarely teachers outside of Spain. A unique opportunity to spend time with one of the great flamenco guitarists. £40 player; £15 observer

Sat 1 November

IGF WORKSHOPS SERIES

Hall One 10.00am FREE

Trinity-Guildhall ‘Guitar For Everyone’ – An Open Invitation to classical guitarists of all levels to choose a piece from the TrinityGuildhall syllabus and play under guidance of teacher Lee Sollory.

Wenlock Room 1.00pm £6.50

Classical Guitar in Ensemble The Eden-Stell Guitar Duo is one of the most innovative guitar ensembles in the world. Join them as soloist or duo.

Limehouse Room 2.00pm £6.50 Wenlock Room 4.00pm £6.50

The Monster Riffs Guitar Lesson (Level: Intermediate) John Wheatcroft - learn the ten greatest rock riffs of all time! Electric Lady Land (Level: Early stage to Intermediate) Girls Rock Camps lead a ‘girls only’ classic rock workshop for all ages. 21


ALDEBURGH HIGHLIGHTS at KINGS PLACE

Aldeburgh’s open skies and open minds are transported to Kings Place in this showcase including Aldeburgh Festival highlights and young artists from Aldeburgh’s unique work nurturing emerging musical talent from all over the world. The week boasts a concert performance of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia performed by the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, the extraordinary vocal group EXAUDI and Faster than Sound, where electronica and contemporary music break through the barriers of musical genre. ‘Here, following tradition is never a timid choice, because the Aldeburgh tradition, as put in place by its founders, … is so dynamic.’ The New York Times June 2007

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Mon 3 November Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Stravinsky and Dushkin Anthony Marwood violin Thomas Adès piano Anthony Marwood and Thomas Adès present their acclaimed Stravinsky programme for violin and piano, inspired by the composer’s relationship with violinist Samuel Dushkin.

Tues 4 November Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

The Rape of Lucretia (Concert performance) Soloists from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme Britten Pears Orchestra David Parry conductor Soloists from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme come together under the baton of David Parry for what promises to be a riveting performance of Britten’s first chamber opera, The Rape of Lucretia.


3, 4, 5, 6, 7 November 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 November

Wed 5 November Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Aronowitz Ensemble Nicholas Daniel oboe The Aronowitz Ensemble, founded during an Aldeburgh Residency, bring an exciting programme of chamber music by Britten, Mahler, Mozart and Shostakovich.

Thur 6 November Hall One 7.30pm £13.50 £17.50 £22.50 Saver Seat £9.50

EXAUDI James Weeks director The unique EXAUDI vocal ensemble counterpoint modern works by Scelsi, Rihm and Nono, with those by Monteverdi, Byrd and Lassus.

Fri 7 November Hall Two 8.00pm from £11.50

Faster Than Sound Musicians from the contemporary classical scene collaborate with figures from the world of electronica. Line-up includes: Mira Calix, the Camberwell Composers’ Collective, Hauschka, Tim Exile and Felix’s Machines. In association with Lumin Aldeburgh Music works very closely with Arts Council England and gratefully acknowledges their continued support and encouragement.

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SCENE NORWAY

14 – 22 November

Under the umbrella of the London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3, Fiona Talkington of Late Junction has put together an amazing selection of music and arts from Norway. Highlights include the first UK visit of Kristiansand’s acclaimed Punkt Festival, with guests including Sidsel Endresen, Nils Petter Molvaer and Eivind Aarset. Trumpeter Arve Henriksen joins the London Sinfonietta for a new commission. There’ll be music from the Mari Boine Band and Bugge Wesseltoft plus a weekend of dance, drama and ice percussion for all the family to enjoy. Literature events include an evening wih Ketil Bjørnstad. There are film screenings, and in Kings Place Gallery an exhibition of new work in granite and in glass by the sculptor Nico Widerberg (see p39 for details). Fri 14 November Hall One 7.00pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

London Sinfonietta featuring Arve Henriksen SCENE NORWAY opens with the world premiere of new commissions by UK saxophonist-composer Iain Ballamy and Norwegian electronics guru Jan Bang, written for the evocative trumpet and voice of Arve Henriksen and the London Sinfonietta. New work commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Fond For Lyd Og Bilde

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Fri 14 November St Pancras Room 6.20pm FREE

Ice Music with Terje Isungset and Lena Nymark An extraordinary performance on ice instruments by pioneering percussionist Terje Isungset and vocalist Lena Nymark, incorporating a soundscape of recordings taken from glaciers and moving ice in Norway.

Sat 15 November Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Mari Boine + Isglem Mari Boine has brought her individual vision of the music of the Sami people to a worldwide audience for over two decades. Terje Isungset and Karl Seglem’s duo Isglem combine elemental percussion and sounds from the mountains.

Sat 15 November Hall Two 10.00pm - 1.00am From £11.50

Bugge’s Room: Bugge Wesseltoft & Friends The legendary keyboard player and composer Bugge Wesseltoft brings his very own Bugge’s Room to London in a late night special. Guests include Waldhorn player and electronics master Hild Tafjord and percussionist Thomas Strønen.

Sun 16 November Hall Two 8.00pm From £11.50

Susanna and In the Country A double-bill curated by keyboardist Morten Qvenild that includes a new trio featuring pianist and vocalist Susanna K. Wallumrød (from Susanna and the Magic Orchestra), Helge Sten on guitar and Pål Hausken on drums, plus Qvenild’s own trio, In the Country.

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Events to set the Norwegian Scene for the whole family! Sat 15 November Hall Two 2.00pm - 5.oopm incl. 2 intervals £6.50

Isglem + SVIV Dance Company Between them percussionist Terje Isungset and saxophonist Karl Seglem create a soundscape that combines the traditional and the new, in a way that is both fascinating and accessible for children of all ages. The Norwegian halling is a dance for real men! With breathtaking steps and acrobatics, SVIV brings the halling into a new era.

Sat 15 November St Pancras Room 5.00pm FREE

Ice Music with Terje Isungset and Lena Nymark A second chance to catch Ice Music, in which pioneering percussionist Terje Isungset will conjure up the majesty of Norway’s natural beauty through sculpted ice percussion. Featuring vocalist Lena Nymark and incorporating the sounds of glaciers and moving ice.

between 11.00am and 4.30pm £2.50 on the day in person. Not available online.

Ice in the Canal Museum Swiss entrepreneur Carlo Gatti once made a fortune importing bulk ice from Norway and storing it in two vast wells in what is now the London Canal Museum. The narrowboat Angel II will be providing a shuttle service to take you across the canal basin between Kings Place and London Canal Museum.

Sun 16 November Hall Two 11.30am 3.3opm £6.50

The Little Prince The heart-warming tale of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is retold here in an original production that includes traditional Hardanger fiddle music and dancing. For the whole family to enjoy.

14, 15, 16 November plus...

FAMILY WEEKEND

With support from the Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Performing Arts

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SCENE NORWAY continues

16 – 22 November

Mon 17 November Hall One 6.30pm FREE

Scene Norway Close-Up The chance to gain an insight into Scene Norway. Speakers include series curator Fiona Talkington introducing key speakers who will set the ground-breaking and vibrant Norwegian cultural scene. Free Discussion

Mon 17 November Hall One 8.00pm £11.50

An Evening with Ketil Bjørnstad Composer, pianist, art critic and novelist Ketil Bjørnstad makes a welcome return to the UK to give a personal insight into contemporary Norwegian culture, including a look ahead to his forthcoming novel To Music, and will perform an atmospheric set for solo piano.

Tues 18 November Hall One 7.30pm £6.50

Norway in Words Chaired by Norwegian literary expert Paul Binding this event features readings and discussion by some of Norway’s leading writers, including Jo Nesbø, Merete Morken Andersen and Tore Renberg. With support from Norla

Wed 19 November St Pancras Room 7.00pm £6.50

Norway through Film – Groundhoppers In a week which explores some of the cultural partnerships between Norway and the UK, a film that focuses on something at the heart of both nations – football! The event begins with the screening of two short films from up and coming directors. Groundhoppers directed by Lars Børge (Norwegian, with English subtitles. 52 minutes) With support from the Norwegian Film Institute.

SCENE NORWAY is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, London and sponsored by Innovation Norway and Hurtigruten. With additional support from the Music Information Centre, Norway. Part of the London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3

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Th 20 November Fri 21 November Sat 22 November 7.30pm Start in Hall One, moving to Hall Two Hall One: 7.30pm & 9.30pm Hall Two: 8.15pm & 10.15pm Evening ticket £17.50 £22.50 £27.50

SCENE NORWAY culminates in a three day focus on PUNKT, the ground breaking Festival from southern Norway’s Kristiansand, bringing together some of the country’s finest and most original contemporary musicians into creative dialogue with artists from the UK and beyond.....a mind expanding collision of acoustic and electronic sound masterminded by Jan Bang and Erik Honoré.

16 – 22 November

PUNKT UK

PUNKT takes the idea of live remixing to a new level, occupying two spaces in Kings Place to create back-to-back concerts for a moving audience. In the live room, musicians including Nils Petter Molvaer, Sidsel Endresen, Eivind Aarset, Morten Qvenild, Arve Henriksen and the UK’s Tim Elsenburg, of Sweet Billy Pilgrim fame, combine in varying fomations to create stunning sonic landscapes. After each set the audience crosses the foyer to Hall Two to find the original material completely re-invented. Reflective acoustic sets can mutate into pumped-up electronica, whilst high density, full on performances can become stripped to their bare essentials – sampled, remixed and transformed into a completely new entity. Each evening consists of four sets, two in Hall One (seated) and two in Hall Two (standing only).

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BEETHOVEN UNWRAPPED: Week 2 Beethoven Unwrapped is an eight-week festival running throughout the 2008-9 season at Kings Place, featuring an exciting programme of the composer’s complete chamber music, films of legendary performances, documentaries and study days. In this second week, there will be a rare opportunity to hear Beethoven’s finest songs sung by Ann Murray and Roderick Williams, accompanied by Iain Burnside, who also leads a session on Beethoven’s cultural legacy. Jean-Bernard Pommier reaches the ‘Pathétique’ in his survey of the piano sonatas. Conductors Bernstein, Toscanini, Kubelik and Norrington are featured in the film programme. Wed 26 November Hall One 7.00pm £7.50

Beethoven Unwrapped on Film (3) The ‘Eroica’ Bernstein conducts The Creatures of Prometheus op.43 Unitel 1982 (5 mins) In search of Beethoven (III) Dir. Andy Sommer 1997 (26 mins) Roger Norrington rehearses Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. Rafael Kubelik conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ Dir. Henri Colpi/ Unitel 1967 (50 mins) The great Czech conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Thur 27 November Hall Two 7.00pm £7.50

Masterclass with Jean-Bernard Pommier piano ‘The destiny of the man through his music’ Distinguished French pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier works on one of the piano sonatas with a conservatoire-level student.

Thur 27 November Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Beethoven’s Songs Ann Murray soprano Roderick Williams baritone Iain Burnside piano In the first of two lieder recitals pianist Iain Burnside is joined by celebrated soprano Ann Murray and baritone Roderick Williams for the remarkable Gellert lieder and heartfelt song-cycle An de Geliebte (To the beloved).

Fri 28 November Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Beethoven Piano Sonatas (2) Jean-Bernard Pommier piano In his second concert in a complete cycle, Pommier reaches the three sonatas of Op. 10, and the first sonata to achieve enduring popularity, the tempestuous and beautiful Pathétique.

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26, 27, 28, 29 November Study Day Beethoven’s Orchestral Music Professor Barry Cooper examines the composer’s orchestral works, beginning with the concertos, the first three symphonies, and, in separate sessions, the next five symphonies and the crowning and radical finale, Symphony No. 9.

Sat 29 November Hall One 7.00pm £11.50

The Beethoven Legacy – an evening of talks and film How big is the gap between the myth of Beethoven and the reality? Where does he sit in our cultural Pantheon? Looking back at two weeks of Beethoven performances, Iain Burnside invites guests from the worlds of theatre, painting and literature to discuss his legacy with musicians who are performing the works at Kings Place.

26, 27, 28, 29 November

Sat 29 November St Pancras Room 11.30am - 4.30pm £39.50 incl. refreshments

Followed by Beethoven Unwrapped on Film (4) The Ninth Celibidache Conducts SFB 1954 (9 mins) Legendary Romanian maestro Sergiu Celibidache conducts Beethoven’s Egmont Overture Symphony No. 9 NBC 1948 (68 mins) Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony and Chorus, with soloists Anne McKnight, Jane Hobson, Irwin Dillon and Norman Scott.

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Classical Opera Company MOZART WEEK The Classical Opera Company’s first Kings Place residency focuses on Mozart’s extraordinary childhood. It opens with a ‘Mozart in London’ concert, which includes his first symphony – written in Chelsea when he was eight years old – and also explores some of the music he would have heard during his stay. This is followed by two concert performances of Mozart’s enchanting opera Ascanio in Alba, written for Milan in 1771. Following their acclaimed new recording, the company also presents a brand-new version of ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’, a whistle-stop tour through Mozart’s operatic canon from Apollo et Hyacinthus to Die Zauberflöte, and the week concludes with a Sunday-morning interview with Sir Thomas Allen. Wed 3 December St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE

Pre-performance talk – Mozart in London by conductor Ian Page

Wed 3 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Mozart in London Sophie Bevan soprano Sigriður Ósk Krisjánsdóttir mezzo soprano Orchestra of the Classical Opera Company (leader Matthew Truscott) Ian Page conductor This fascinating programme explores Mozart’s childhood visit to London, combining two of his earlier symphonies with some of the works he was most influenced by during his stay, including arias from Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes and J C Bach’s Adriano in Siria, and a symphony by Abel, long thought to be written by Mozart himself.

Thur 4 December St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE

Pre-performance talk – Ascanio in Alba by conductor Ian Page

Thur 4 December Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Mozart Ascanio in Alba, K.111 (concert performance) Gillian Webster Venere Sophie Bevan Silvia Rebecca Ryan Fauno James Laing Ascanio Ben Johnson Aceste Royal College of Music Chamber Choir Orchestra of the Classical Opera Company (leader Matthew Truscott) Ian Page conductor Ascanio in Alba was Mozart’s fifth opera, the dazzling achievement of a fifteen-year-old, which prompted Hasse to predict: “This boy will cause the rest of us to be forgotten.”

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3, 4, 5, 6, 7 December The A-Z of Mozart Opera Sophie Bevan soprano Gillian Ramm soprano Sigriður Ósk Krisjánsdóttir mezzo soprano Ben Johnson tenor George Von Bergen baritone This concert presents a brand new version of the Classical Opera Company’s hugely popular journey through Mozart’s operas, introduced from the piano by artistic director Ian Page.

Sat 6 December Hall One 2.00pm £14.50

An Introduction to Ascanio in Alba – Study Day The Classical Opera Company presents an entertaining and in-depth exploration of Mozart’s early ‘festa teatrale’ with wellknown writer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore and Ian Page.

Sat 6 December Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Mozart: Ascanio in Alba, K.111 (concert performance) see 4 December for details

Sun 7 December Hall Two 11.30am £11.50

Desert Island Mozart, with Sir Thomas Allen In conversation with Ian Page, world-renowned baritone Sir Thomas Allen talks about his career and introduces some of his favourite pieces of music.

3, 4, 5, 6, 7 December

Fri 5 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

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HAYDN IN LONDON

9 – 14 December

When Haydn arrived in London in 1791 he was the most famous composer in Europe. Peter Cropper of the much-missed Lindsay Quartet explores the chamber music he wrote for and during his two visits, inspired by Saloman, the women he admired and the city’s enthusiastic audience. He is joined by regular partners cellist Moray Welsh and pianist Martin Roscoe to play the ‘London’ piano trios, three inspired by a passionate love affair Haydn conducted during his stay. These will be interleaved with concerts by the esteemed Chilingirian Quartet, who take up the challenge of the late quartets, some of the first pieces of chamber music ever to be composed for a large public audience.

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Tues 9 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Mr Haydn Comes to Town Chilingirian String Quartet The renowned Chilingirian Quartet kick off this survey of the works from Haydn’s successful stay in London, with the first four Op. 64 quartets

Wed 10 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

The Gypsy Rondo Peter Cropper violin Moray Welsh cello Martin Roscoe piano First concert in a survey of Haydn’s late Piano Trios, including no. 25, with its irresistible and rightly famous Gypsy Rondo.


The Apponyi Quartets Chilingirian Quartet The Chilingirian continue their survey of Haydn’s late quartets with the ‘Apponyi’ quartets. These lively, extrovert works were composed specifically for the large London audience.

Fri 12 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Trios for a Princess Peter Cropper violin Moray Welsh cello Martin Roscoe piano In this second Haydn trio concert, Peter Cropper’s piano trio perform a programme including two works dedicated to the Princess Maria Therèse Esterházy.

Sat 13 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Breaking out of the Chamber Chilingirian Quartet The Chilingirian’s final concert takes in Haydn’s magnificent Op. 74 quartets. As series director Peter Cropper comments, ‘Haydn brought the great outdoors into his chamber music. It’s that peasant quality which enlarges his canvas and extends his palette.’

Sun 14 December Hall One 11.30am £13.50 £17.50 £22.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Farewell to Lost Love Peter Cropper violin Moray Welsh cello Martin Roscoe piano In their final Haydn Piano Trio concert, Peter Cropper and friends present the composer’s latest, most heartfelt and most profound trios.

9 – 14 December

Thur 11 December Hall One 7.30pm £17.50 £22.50 £27.50 Saver Seat £9.50

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ROALD DAHL PLUS

16, 17, 18, 19, 20 December

Peter Ash curates a week focusing on childhood, with concerts for schools, families and grown-ups. There will be free Roald Dahl concerts at lunchtime in the Atrium performed by school children. Simon Callow and the Dante Quartet present Mozart as a teenager. Aleksandar Madzar plays Tchaikovsky; Joan Rodgers and Roderick Williams sing Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Quentin Blake gives a talk on how his illustration tells its stories in We All Join In, Gerald Scarfe on A Caricaturist’s Youth. Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood by Paul Patterson and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols make a festive Christmas finale. Tues 16 December Wed 17 December Thur 18 December Foyer 12 noon

Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes Schools Musical Local schools perform musicals based on Roald Dahl’s most popular and subversive poems. Three FREE performances in the foyer. Audience 6+

Tues 16 December Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Sweet Sixteen: Mozart in 1772 Amy Freston soprano Aleksandar Madzar piano Dante String Quartet Simon Callow narrator Simon Callow presents an evening exploring Mozart as a teenager, with readings from Mozart’s letters and performances of music written largely during those years. The concert culminates in a performance of Mozart’s youthfully brilliant 12th Piano Concerto. Audience 12+

Wed 17 December Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn Joan Rodgers soprano Roderick Williams baritone Roger Vignoles piano Two of Britain’s most popular singers dip into Mahler’s treasure trove of songs, touched with child-like naievety and profound folk wisdom.

Thur 18 December Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Fairy Tales and Goblins Dancing Matthew Trusler and Maya Koch violins Sarah Koch piano Geraldine James, Andrew Wincott narrators A concert that interleaves comic writing for children with a colourful programme of music by Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Saint-Saëns. Audience 6+


Wed 17 December 6.15pm FREE

Mahler, Youth and Song A lecture by Richard Stokes Audience 16+

Thur 18 December 6.15pm FREE

Quentin Blake – We All Join In Renowned artist Quentin Blake explores how an illustrator approaches the craft of storytelling. Using a variety of visual sources, including his own drawings, he invites the audience’s reactions as to what makes an illustration memorable.

Fri 19 December 6.15pm FREE

Gerald Scarfe – A Caricaturist’s Youth The inimitable cartoonist, who has pushed the art of caricature to extreme and giddy heights, looks back on his career. Audience 12+

Fri 19 December Hall One 1.00pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Sweet Sixteen: Mendelssohn in 1825 Dante String Quartet + the LSSO String Quartet Taliesin Ensemble Aleksandar Madzar piano Mendelssohn was just 16 when he composed his exuberant Octet. Talented young players from the LSSO join the Dante Quartet, while the Taliesin Ensemble perform Mozart’s serene Piano and Wind Quintet K452. Audience 12+

Fri 19 December Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Roald Dahl Gala Concert Taliesin Ensemble Aleksandar Madzar and Juliene Libeer pianos Joan Rodgers soprano Peter Ash conductor This special gala concert features the world premiere of James Brown’s comic setting of ‘The Grand High Witch’s Speech to the Society of English Witches’ from Dahl’s The Witches. Plus Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Paul Patterson���s Little Red Riding Hood. Audience 12+

Sat 20 December Hall One 1.00pm £14.50 £19.50 £24.50 Saver Seat £9.50

Aleksandar Madzar plays Tchaikovsky The distinguished Serbian pianist, Aleksandar Madzar, performs Pletnev’s transcription of Tchaikovsky’s epic ballet score, The Sleeping Beauty. Audience 16+

Sat 20 December Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £27.50 £34.50 Saver Seat £9.50

The Child’s Eye Taliesin Ensemble Ralph Allwood, Peter Ash conductors Choir tbc A seasonal concert including Britten’s enchanting A Ceremony of Carols and Paul Patterson’s musical dramatisation of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood. Audience 12+

www.kingsplace.co.uk tickets £2 less online

16, 17, 18, 19, 20 December

FREE TALKS in St Pancras Room

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Located in a purpose-built gallery next to the main entrance to Kings Place, PANGOLIN LONDON is one of London’s few galleries dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. The exhibition programme will encompass a range of 20th century British sculptors including Lynn Chadwick, William Tucker, Ralph Brown, Jon Buck, Abigail Fallis, Peter Randall-Page and Ann Christopher. Pangolin London will also hold mixed exhibitions featuring a number of well known contemporary artists. As well as exhibitions in the gallery, Pangolin London will place a variety of sculpture throughout the public spaces at Kings Place and will organise regular lectures and events. Email gallery@pangolinlondon.com to be kept up to date.

PANGOLIN LONDON KINGS PLACE

OPEN FROM 1 OCTOBER 08 Monday – Saturday 10am – 7.30pm; Sunday 11am – 6.30pm; Closed Bank Holidays ADMISSION FREE Closed between exhibitions for rehanging

right: Peter Randall-Page LOLUI LANDSCAPE VI 2007, linocut © the artist photo: Ben Adams

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1 October – 9 November 08 Pangolin London opens with an exhibition of new work by celebrated sculptor Peter Randall-Page. This new body of work has developed from the Rock Music Rock Art project which was inspired by the ancient ‘rock gongs’ of remote Lolui Island in Lake Victoria, Uganda. Sponsored by the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation and supported by the British Council, Peter Randall-Page, composer Nigel Osborne and members of the London Sinfonietta recently made the long journey to Lolui Island to re-discover the rock gongs and collaborate with local sculptors and musicians. Over the past 25 years Peter Randall-Page has gained an international reputation through his sculpture, drawings and prints. In the UK his public sculptures can be found in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Newbury. He is also represented in a number of permanent collections such as the Tate and the British Museum.

ROCK ART An illustrated talk by Peter Randall-Page, 9 October Hall Two see p15

Pangolin London

ROCK MUSIC ROCK ART Peter Randall-Page: New Work

Rungwe Kingdon of Pangolin Editions talks about setting up a foundry in Uganda, 8 October Hall One see p15

A full colour catalogue will accompany this exhibition. All prints and sculptures on display will be available to purchase. A limited edition of photographs by Steve Russell that document the Rock Music Rock Art project will also be available. Please go to www.pangolinlondon.com for further details. The London Sinfonietta will perform work inspired by Rock Music Rock Art at Kings Place 8 – 11 October, see p15 for full details.

below: Peter Randall-Page UNTITLED, 2008 bronze © the artist photo: Steve Russell

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Pangolin London

Sterling Stuff II 17 November – 18 January 09 The second exhibition at Pangolin London will include 50 leading contemporary artists commissioned to work in sterling silver. A follow-up to the successful 2002 show at Gallery Pangolin, Sterling Stuff II will include a number of artists who have never before worked in silver. The exhibition will explore the use of this remarkable metal and will comprise over 60 pieces by artists such as Michael Joo, Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Marcus Harvey, David Mach, Abigail Fallis, Dorothy Cross and Alastair Mackie. above: Anthony Abrahams OZYMANDIAS Sterling Silver © the artist photo: Steve Russell right: Damien Hirst SADNESS Sterling Silver © the artist photo: Steve Russell below: Abigail Fallis in front of her sculpture DNA DL90, 2004

Sculpture Residency In October 2008, sculptor Abigail Fallis will take up the first sculpture residency at Kings Place run by Pangolin London. The artist will benefit from studio facilities and contribute to the Kings Place outreach programme, working with community groups and local schools. Abigail Fallis’s residency will culminate in a solo exhibition with Pangolin London in early 2010. The second sculptor in residence, starting in October 2009, will be Peter Oloya, a Ugandan artist who will explore themes of war and peace as experienced by him in his homeland. 38


KINGS PLACE GALLERY OPEN FROM 1 OCTOBER 08 Monday – Saturday 10am – 7.30pm; Sunday 11am – 6.30pm; Closed Bank Holidays ADMISSION FREE

KINGS PLACE GALLERY opens with exhibitions by Norway’s most distinguished sculptor Nicolaus Widerberg (recently shown in Athens and New York), and British artist Albert Irvin whose bold, invigorating paintings have been optimistic beacons for over fifty years.

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Kings Place Gallery Nicolaus Widerberg PAST IN FUTURE sculpture 1 October – 28 November 08 Predominantly still and monolithic, Widerberg’s large and small scale sculpture in granite and glass unites traditions as diverse as pre-classical Greek and the elongated presences of Giacometti. Although he claims that he is not influenced by the art of antiquity, he nonetheless values its sense of timelessness and spirituality. ‘My goal is to produce strength, communicate energy: there is something about creating something living out of an inanimate material. I try to give life to something dead, which comes to life – it’s a sort of cycle.’ In his catalogue essay William Varley describes this – ‘...beings in a state of suspended animation; hence their timelessness. As in fairy tales, if you kissed them they would wake, breathe, move and talk.’ ‘Nicolaus Widerberg Past in Future’ William Varley, is jointly published by Kings Place Gallery and Northumbria University Gallery 96pp in full colour, softback Exhibition price £12.00 plus £2.50 p&p. Mail order email: marahelen.wood@kingsplace.co.uk Exhibition touring to UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne: 5 June – 17 July 2009

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Nicolaus Widerberg TORSO IV, TORSO III 2004, glass / granite 179 x 42 x 30cm photo © the artist previous page: Nicolaus Widerberg POST HIM, 2004 diabase / stainless steel 185 x 40 x 40cm Images courtesy of the artist


Albert Irvin VICTORIA, 2000 acrylic on canvas 213 x 305cm below: Albert Irvin CHARLOTTE, 2001 acrylic on canvas 213 x 305cm

Images courtesy of the artist and Gimpel Fils Exhibition courtesy of Gimpel Fils

Albert Irvin SIX PAINTINGS 1 October 08 – 6 February 09 Gallery level

Albert Irvin A RETROSPECTIVE 5 December 08 – 6 February 09 Kings Place Gallery Albert Irvin’s monumental paintings, with their blazing hues and restlessly dynamic spaces are an abstract hymn to London, its architecture, energy and above all its people. These paintings reflect Irvin’s belief that starting a new painting is like going for a walk without knowing where you are going: it’s an adventure where anything could happen.

Exhibition touring to UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne: 18 April – 29 May 2009

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Eating and drinking at Kings Place From early morning coffee in the Atrium, breakfast on the waterside terrace, a weekend brunch, dinner before or after a concert, or a social drink with friends – there are many ways to make your visit to Kings Place even more enjoyable. • GREEN & FORTUNE our café in the Atrium, the central hub of Kings Place, has an informal all day self-service menu of soups and deli-style sandwiches, pastries, cakes and coffee. • ROTUNDA BAR is situated on the water’s edge of Battlebridge Basin, serving innovative cocktails and a great quality beer and wine list. An all day à la carte menu is available, both inside the bar and out on the terrace. • ROTUNDA RESTAURANT within the impressive rotunda at Kings Place. With waterfront views and al fresco seating, it is the ideal setting to enjoy modern British cuisine. A particular emphasis is placed on sourcing sustainable British produce. A private dining room for up to 16 people is located next to the Rotunda Restaurant and is available for private hire. • CONCERT BAR in the foyer area at the foot of the escalator, the Concert Bar will be open before and during performances in Hall One and Hall Two.

YOUR CHRISTMAS EVENT at KINGS PLACE The Rotunda Bar and Restaurant will be running special menus to add cheer to your Christmas lunches, dinners and office parties. Book early to avoid disappointment. To enquire about bespoke Christmas parties please contact Kings Place Events.

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WINE EVENTS AT KINGS PLACE Kings Place hosts a monthly programme of wine tasting events. Book tickets online www.kingsplace.co.uk or by calling the Box Office. Wed 19 November 6.30 - 8.30pm (9pm finish) Battlebridge Room £65 incl.

Italy’s Finest Wines with Ian D’Agata and Massimo Comparini A preview of the best Italian wines of 2009. Come and taste 30 handpicked wines from the top 100 wines of Italy, as chosen by the world’s leading experts on Italian wines, Ian D’Agata and Massimo Comparini. Ticket includes tasting, canapés and Prosecco in Kings Place Gallery.

Wed 10 December 6.30 - 8.30pm (9pm finish) Battlebridge Room £65 incl.

Australian & New Zealand: The Best Wines of the Year with Matthew Jukes. A hand-picked guide to the top wines of Australia and New Zealand, from ‘Taste 2009’. Matthew Jukes, leading UK expert on wines of Australia and New Zealand, is the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s ‘Communicator of the Year’. The Telegraph describes him as ‘the voice of wine’. Author of The Wine List: The Top 250 Wines of the Year, he’ll ensure that there will be stunning wines to taste and purchase. Ticket includes tasting, canapés and sparkling wine in Kings Place Gallery. KINGS PLACE EVENTS Kings Place offers flexible, exciting space in an ideal location: • Waterside location provides a calm and picturesque setting • A range of flexible spaces to accommodate from 20 people up to 420 people • High-specification Conference Room • Waterside event, meeting, dining and tea/coffee break area with alfresco dining and break-out capabilities • Innovative use of seasonal produce, with a key emphasis on quality and presentation • A dedicated team to support you and your event • Unrivalled national and European transport links to help delegates and guests to arrive fresh and ready for business or pleasure. To find out more please contact: events@kingsplaceevents.co.uk

tickets £2 less online

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Opening Festival 100 REMINDER

H A LL O N E

FESTIVAL CONCERT TICKETS £2.50 online

Sunday 5 Oct

Saturday 4 Oct

Friday 3 Oct

Thursday 2 Oct

Wednesday 1 Oct

CONCERT

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EVENT

PERFORMANCE

Endymion Endymion Endymion Iain Burnside and Friends Iain Burnside and Friends Iain Burnside and Friends Classical Opera Company Classical Opera Company Classical Opera Company Classical Opera Company Peter Cropper Peter Cropper Peter Cropper Royal Academy of Music Royal Academy of Music Royal Academy of Music Jean Bernard Pommier and Friends Jean Bernard Pommier and Friends Jean Bernard Pommier and Friends Jean Bernard Pommier and Friends Schubert Ensemble Schubert Ensemble Schubert Ensemble Christoph Richter Christoph Richter Christoph Richter London Sinfonietta London Sinfonietta London Sinfonietta London Sinfonietta Films from The Louvre Films from The Louvre Films from The Louvre Schumann, Matthews, Britten Schumann, Matthews, Britten Schumann, Matthews, Britten Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment International Guitar Foundation International Guitar Foundation International Guitar Foundation Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Sir Peter Maxwell Davies LCMS Chilingirian String Quartet LCMS Chilingirian String Quartet LCMS Barkham Harp Quartet Iain Burnside and Friends

Holt, Kondo, Castiglioni, Bartók Ligeti, Dunhill York Bowen, Schoenberg Purcell, Britten, Rushton, Bridge Forest Murmurs Viva España ! Mozart Opera – Discovery Concert Introduction to Haydn Opera Mozart in Italy Handel Cantatas Classical Violin Sonatas Romantic Violin Sonatas 20th Century Violin Sonatas Royal Academy Opera Shostakovich, Debussy, Arvo Pärt Fanfare for St Edmundsbury Beethoven, Mendelssohn Mozart, Brahms Haas, Frank Klein, Schumann The Trout Quintet Martin Butler, Vaughan Williams Schumann Piano Quintet Webern, Brahms Boccherini, Menotti, Popper, Paganini Rachmaninov, Debussy Overtures Quartet for the End of Time European Connections Street Voices In Search of Beethoven Kleiber Conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Beethoven on Dance Matthew Barley Lawrence Power Alexandra Wood Cornets and Sackbutts Bach, Handel, Rameau Mozart, Haydn Gounod, Dvoˇrák Tolis Zavaliaris The Teak Project Tom Kerstens, G Plus, The Sixteen “Musica Speculum Mundi?” The Brodskys Hymn to Artemis Locheia Mozart and Thea Musgrave Premiere Beethoven String Quartet Handel, Saint-Saëns, Leuona, Ravel Lights Out

TIME

CC C C V V V O O O

9.30am 10.45am 12.00am 2.15pm 3.30pm 4.45pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 9.45pm

O C C C O C C C C C C C C C C C C CC CC CC CC C C C C C C C C C C J W CC T CC CC C C C V

11.00pm 9.30am 10.45am 12.00am 2.15pm 3.30pm 4.45pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 9.45pm 11.00pm 9.30am 10.45am 12.00am 2.15pm 3.30pm 4.45pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 9.45pm 11.00pm 9.30am 10.45am 12.00am 2.15pm 3.30pm 4.45pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 9.45pm 11.00pm 9.30am 10.45am 12.00am 2.15pm 3.30pm 4.45pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 9.45pm 11.00pm

Code V – Voice C – Classical CC – Contemporary Classical W – World T – Talk J – Jazz D – Dance O – Opera F – Family


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REMINDER Opening Festival 100 FESTIVAL CONCERT TICKETS £2.50 online

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Opening Celebration

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10.30am

Song – Soul of Indian music

W

11.45am

Rhythm – The Heart of Indian Music

W CC

1.00pm 2.45pm

Duke Quartet – Steve Reich Max Richter

TIME

5.15pm

Tom Kerstens with G Plus

J J

7.30pm 8.45pm

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10.00pm

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11.15pm

Louis Armstrong revisited

J J

10.30am 11.45am

New Compositions Toy Play

J F

1.00pm 2.15pm

Three Strange Angels Tabla and Jazz Piano

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4.00pm

F Delta Blues Trio J Soul Science J Trio Diabolique J Morocco meets Mauritius J Fanfares F Opera Filmed F Meet Us F Timeline – Méta Méta J Jonny Phillips – Oriole J Finn Peters Finntet J Passage to the North W Passage to the South W North meets South W Night Ragas W Brahms String Quintet C Piano, Clarinet and Trumpet C Jazz Ensemble J Music from Eyes Wide Shut C Music from Caotica Ana V Music from Phantasmaton & Brick Lane W Martin Simpson W 422, Portman, McCormack W New Music from AA W Ceilidh AA + 422 D Bach, Mendelssohn C Arnold, Gabrieli, Dvoˇrák C Brahms, Shostakovich C Sound Walk CC Songs of King’s Cross CC King’s Cross: Sounds on Film CC Sulzmann, Simcock, Hart J Simcock plays Simcock J Garland, Simcock, Creese J Improvisations J

5.15pm 7.30pm 8.45pm 10.00pm 11.15pm 10.30am 11.45am 1.00pm 2.45pm 4.00pm 5.15pm 7.30pm 8.45pm 10.00pm 11.15pm 10.30am 11.45am 1.00pm 2.45pm 4.00pm 5.15pm 7.30pm 8.45pm 10.00pm 11.15pm 10.30am 11.45am 1.00pm 2.45pm 4.00pm 5.15pm 7.30pm 8.45pm 10.00pm 11.15pm

Eden Stell Guitar Duo Nicholas Meier Group John Smith The Early Jazz Tradition

Code V – Voice C – Classical CC – Contemporary Classical W – World T – Talk J – Jazz D – Dance O – Opera F – Family

Sunday 5 Oct

4.00pm

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Saturday 4 Oct

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John Metcalfe

Friday 3 Oct

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Passage to India Passage to India Passage to India Metcalfe Beyond The Loop Metcalfe Beyond The Loop Metcalfe Beyond The Loop International Guitar Foundation International Guitar Foundation International Guitar Foundation International Guitar Foundation Abram Wilson Abram Wilson Abram Wilson Society Promotion of New Music Society Promotion of New Music Society Promotion of New Music Abram Wilson Justin Adams Justin Adams Justin Adams Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment F-IRE Collective F-IRE Collective F-IRE Collective Passage to India Passage to India Passage to India Passage to India Royal Academy of Music Royal Academy of Music Royal Academy of Music Jocelyn Pook Jocelyn Pook Jocelyn Pook Alistair Anderson + Folkworks Alistair Anderson + Folkworks Alistair Anderson + Folkworks Alistair Anderson + Folkworks LCMS Delphina String Quartet LCMS Guildhall School of Music LCMS Greenwich Trio Society Promotion of New Music Society Promotion of New Music Society Promotion of New Music Neon Gwilym Simcock + Cara Berridge Acoustic Triangle Gwilym Simcock + John Taylor

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KING’S CROSS

ST PANCRAS

BRITISH LIBRARY

Booking Information Online: www.kingsplace.co.uk Tickets £2 less online, no booking fee By Phone 0844 264 0321 (local rate) 10am – 8pm Monday to Saturday 12 noon – 8pm Sunday and Bank Holidays In Person Ticket Desk: Atrium Kings Place 10am until 30 mins after start of last performance By Post Kings Place Box Office 90 York Way, London N1 9AG TICKETS We do not offer an exchange or refund service. However, we are happy to offer to re-sell tickets once all house seats have been sold. Ticket re-sales will be at the discretion of the Box Office Manager. Tickets that have been sold will be refunded in the form of a gift certificate valid for 12 months. Gift certificates can be used as full or part payment against tickets for future performances or events at Kings Place. REFUNDS Tickets will not be refunded unless a performance is cancelled or abandoned when less than half the performance has taken place. DELIVERY Tickets will be sent out free of charge by 2nd Class post. If the booking is within 7 days of the event your tickets will be held at the Box Office and may be collected from the automated ticketing kiosks on production of the credit / debit card used to make your booking. TERMS & CONDITIONS We reserve the right to: i) Refuse admission ii) Request any ticket holder to leave the premises iii) Change details of any performance in case of illness or events beyond the management’s control.

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ACCESS Kings Place is fully accessible for wheelchair users. There are fully accessible toilets on each floor. A number of wheelchair and carer spaces are available in both auditoria. A free ticket is available to a designated companion on purchase of a standard ticket by the wheelchair user. Infra red hearing assistance exists in Hall One. Hall Two and the Box Office are equipped with ‘Loops’ to help hearing aid users. Visitors can use this facility by switching their hearing aids to ‘T’. The website has been designed to be friendly for the visually impaired. PHOTOGRAPHY Photography is absolutely prohibited during performances, concerts and exhibitions. This also holds true for film, video and sound recordings. Kings Place or any permitted third parties may carry out general filming and sound recording in or about the venue. By purchasing tickets you consent to you and your party being included in, and to the exploitation of, such films and recordings without payment. LATE ARRIVALS If you arrive late for the start of a performance or after an interval we appreciate that you will want to take your seat as soon as possible. We will do everything possible to assist. To limit disturbance to fellow audience members and artists we may have to ask you to wait until a suitable break in the performance. Occasionally it may not be possible to enter once the performance has started.


Getting to Kings Place Kings Place is located just 150 metres from King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations, one of the most connected locations in London and now the biggest transport hub in Europe. The main entrance is situated on York Way beneath the distinctive undulating glass façade, visible from the York Way exit at King’s Cross Station. PUBLIC TRANSPORT Transport for London’s Journey Planner – http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk provides up to the minute travel options on how to reach Kings Place quickly and accurately. Alternatively, call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234. UNDERGROUND The nearest Underground station is King’s Cross St Pancras, on the Circle, Metropolitan, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith & City and Northern lines. TRAIN The nearest mainline railway stations are King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston. Visitors travelling by Eurostar will arrive at St Pancras International. BUS The Bus Route to York Way is the 390. Other services running to nearby King’s Cross St Pancras are: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 476. CAR Kings Place is easily accessible by car and is clearly signposted in the immediate area. The building is outside of the Congestion Charge Zone.

BICYCLE For recommended cycling routes to Kings Place please visit Transport for London’s website at www.tfl.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234. TAXIS Visitors can pick up taxis either on York Way and the streets immediately surrounding Kings Place or at the taxi ranks at King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations.

Where to park CAR Limited parking is available to visitors in the surrounding streets and the nearest NCP Car Park is close by on Pancras Road next to St Pancras International Station. For details visit the NCP website at http://www.ncp.co.uk or telephone 0845 050 7080. COACH Coaches may set down and collect passengers in Crinan Street (See Map). For further information please contact the Events Team via www.kingsplace.co.uk BICYCLE There are cycle racks available to visitors on Crinan Street. Cycle helmets and other equipment can be left in any of the cloakrooms at King Place.

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Spring House Design | Print: Graphicom srl | Photography: Keith Paisley, Tom Bland, Liv Prema Ronningen

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