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EISENSTADT HAYDN FESTIVAL BITE-SIZE BAROQUE: OAE EXTREME CELLO: MATTHEW BARLEY SONIC EXPLORATIONS BEYOND THE LOOP SCHUBERT AND BEYOND GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL LONDON GUITAR FESTIVAL IN THE FALL LIFEM 09 ALDEBURGH HIGHLIGHTS LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: STEFANO BOLLANI CELEBRATING MENDELSSOHN CLASSICAL OPERA CO: HANDEL IN ITALY TRANSITION PROJECTS I FAGIOLINI’S CHRISTMAS PARTY


Welcome to Kings Place We have had a splendid first year of music and art at Kings Place – the enthusiasm of our audience, the quality of the music and the almost universally positive assessment in the press has delighted us all. We open our second year with an autumn season packed full with more music from many different genres, both familiar and unfamiliar, which we hope you will enjoy. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Peter Millican ceo

Autumn Season at a glance • EISENSTADT HAYDN FESTIVAL 9 – 13 September • BITE-SIZE BAROQUE: OAE 17 – 19 September • EXTREME CELLO: MATTHEW BARLEY 23 – 26 September   • SONIC EXPLORATIONS 1 – 3 October • BEYOND THE LOOP 7 – 10 October • SCHUBERT AND BEYOND 14 – 17 October • GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL at Kings Place 23 – 25 October • LONDON GUITAR FESTIVAL IN THE FALL 28 – 31 October • LIFEM 09 4 – 7 November • ALDEBURGH HIGHLIGHTS 11 – 14 November • LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: STEFANO BOLLANI 18 – 21 November • CELEBRATING MENDELSSOHN 25 – 29 November • CLASSICAL OPERA COMPANY: HANDEL IN ITALY 2 – 5 December • TRANSITION PROJECTS: DARKNESS & LIGHT 9 – 12 December • I FAGIOLINI’S CHRISTMAS PARTY 16 – 19 December

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PLUS our regular strands each week throughout the season (p2 – 7) • WORDS on MONDAY Spoken word in Hall One • OUT HEAR Contemporary and experimental sounds, on Mondays in Hall Two • LONDON CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES Sundays in Hall One and FREE JAZZ FRIDAYS in the Atrium between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. This Season’s Curators Autumn Calendar Kings Place Gallery Exhibitions Pangolin London Gallery Exhibitions Eating and Drinking at Kings Place Tickets and Travel

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MONDAYS IN HALL ONE 7.00pm Tickets £9.50

Monday 21 September THE Nature AUTUMN ’09 Debate 1 The international weekly science journal Nature returns to Kings Place for the first of two exciting and mind-stretching autumn events. Once again, three experts in scientific research, policy and ethics, handpicked by Nature, will share their insights on issues at the interface of science, ethics, society and politics.

Monday 5 October PABLO NERUDA Curated by Poet in the City A celebration of one of the world’s greatest  poets and of his visit to the Round House in Camden in 1970. This great Chilean poet was so popular in his lifetime that he could fill a football stadium for a reading. As well as being one of the world’s greatest love poets, he is also remembered for his political engagement, and for drawing attention to the savagery of the Spanish Civil War. More recently a new generation was introduced to his work as a result of the film Il Postino. Featuring leading Neruda experts together with readings of his poetry in both the original Spanish and in English translation.

Monday 12 October ART: WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR? Curated by The London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE) Chair – Michael Portillo A panel of high-profile figures from the arts world, academics, commentators and   2

economists will come together to debate Art: What’s it good for? At a time of turmoil in the global economy, with a recession upon us, conflict in many parts of the world and the threat of climate change, the arts may, on the surface, seem something of an indulgence. But can the arts help lead us back to hope, health and prosperity? www.lcace.org.uk

Monday 19 October CLIVE JAMES – THE BLAZE OF OBSCURITY Curated by Picador Clive James will be forever remembered as a legendary television presenter – the man who brought us Japanese endurance gameshows and Margarita Pracatan, not to mention his award-winning ‘Postcards’ series and his interviews with the likes of Roman Polanski, Audrey Hepburn and Hugh Hefner. His fifth volume of Unreliable Memoirs charts these years with his trademark elegance and wit.

Monday 26 October THE GUARDIAN EVENTS SERIES Curated by The Guardian An exciting opportunity to listen to and participate in a series of discussions and conversations on a thought-provoking and topical issue. Panellists include Guardian writers and contributors alongside high profile guest speakers. Details at www.kingsplace.co.uk

Monday 2 November POETRY AND FILM

Monday 23 November THE GUARDIAN EVENTS SERIES

Curated by Poet in the City Bringing together poets and film aficionados for an exploration of the fascinating connections between poetry and film. Not only have great films been made about poets and their lives, but poets have often reflected on films and film-making in their work. Some poets are said to use the techniques of film, and some great movies are said to aspire to poetic status. Join us for a fabulous evening of splicing and editing. Lights, camera, action!

Curated by The Guardian An exciting opportunity to listen to and participate in a series of discussions and conversations on a thought-provoking and topical issue. Panellists will include Guardian writers and contributors alongside high profile guest speakers. Details at www.kingsplace.co.uk

Monday 9 November THE Nature AUTUMN ’09 Debate 2

Curated by Poet in the City A major London-based celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet, marking the 250th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1759, and taking place on St Andrew’s Day. Robbie Burns was a leading figure in the Romantic movement and a champion of Scottish language. The author of many famous poems and lyrics, including Auld Lang Syne, he has become a cultural icon all over the world. This fantastic event will feature the distinguished biographer Robert Crawford, leading Scottish poets Jackie Kay and Liz Lockhead, and settings of Burns’ poems to music performed by award-winning Scottish folk singers Karine Polwart, Annie Grace and Corrina Hewat (the Polwart Vocal Trio).  

The second of two panel events curated by the international weekly science journal Nature focuses on current debates on issues where science meets society, ethics and politics. Come along and take part in a mindstretching evening. Question the insights of three experts in scientific research, policy and ethics, hand-picked by Nature.

Monday 16 November THE ART OF RHETORIC Curated by English PEN In the year since Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, the visionary language which he used to inspire a nation has come under intense pressure. Does Obama’s mastery of rhetoric conceal a lack of substance? Or are we too cynical about political language in the UK? English PEN leads a discussion of the uses and abuses of language by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Mondays in HALL ONE

WORDS ON MONDAY is the spoken word series at Kings Place. Explore topical subjects with The Guardian; celebrate world famous wordsmiths with Poet in the City; and science, ethics and philosophy from Nature will fire your mind. Interviews, discussion and debate from poets, politicians, writers, broadcasters and artists will, no doubt, be followed by further discussion in the Rotunda bar. Come, listen, comment and enjoy.

Monday 30 November ROBBIE BURNS 250th Anniversary Celebration

Monday 7 December ANDREW MARR on The Making of Modern Britain Curated by Pan Macmillan The story of Britain from 1900 to the Second World War is vividly brought to life by one of our foremost television presenters and authors. He describes an extraordinary half-century in the life of our nation, illuminating his BBC television series and book on the same subject with anecdotes and observations.

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MONDAYS IN HALL TWO 8.00pm Tickets from £9.50 Monday 14 September DIRECTED AND UNDIRECTED – THE LIO AT KINGS PLACE

Monday 5 October CLOSE ENCOUNTER with JONATHAN HARVEY

Curated by London Improvisers Orchestra The London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO) celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2008. An ensemble of 20 to 40 people, the members hail from the worlds of improvised music, jazz, pop, world and classical traditions. Each performance involves directed ‘conductions’ and an undirected piece. Whatever happens, the LIO take listeners on a roller-coaster ride to the outer limits of their imagination.

Curated by SARGASSO:C Celebrating Jonathan Harvey’s 70th birthday with the composer himself. Pianist Philip Mead, cellist Neil Heyde, electronica manipulator Kaffe Matthews and others play Tombeau de Messiaen, Advaya and Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco, as well as more alternative works. Plus an exclusive Q&A with Harvey.

Monday 21 September TWITTERING MACHINES AND SUTARTINÉS Curated by Anton Lukoszevieze Lithuanian contemporary music is a hidden gem in the European scene, characterised by a proto-pagan minimalism and a folkinspired sensibility. Sutartinés form the bedrock of much new Lithuanian music, together with electronica and the canonic inventions of composer Rytis Mažulis. Cellist and curator Anton Lukoszevieze plays and introduces the Chordos String Quartet, plus rarely-heard music by leading Fluxus member George Maciûnas.

Monday 28 September IN THE ASYLUM Curated by John Woolrich/ The Composers Ensemble A selection of works, ranging from the ghostly (Salvatore Sciarrino’s Let Me Die Before I Wake) to the tumultuous (Gerald Barry’s In the Asylum) by way of Franco Donatoni’s Spice and the London premiere of John Woolrich’s A Dramolet. 4

Monday 12 October new music::new Ireland Curated by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

SOLOS & DUOS for VIOLIN & PIANO: 1 In the first of two linked but contrasting concerts, new music specialists Darragh Morgan (violin) and Mary Dullea (piano) play cutting-edge contemporary Irish music, including a work by Gerald Barry. For details, visit www.cmc.ie

Monday 19 October STRING THEORIES Curated by Nigel Osborne String theory is the theory of everything An eclectic and intercontinental group of musicians – including a New York jazz flautist, a French punk guitarist, a Chilean political songwriter, a German gondola pianist and a Japanese ultra-modernist – write miniatures for the Edinburgh String Quartet, linked by transformational sound design installations.

Monday 26 October A Twisted Lounge Black History Month Project

THE SPONTANEOUS COSMIC RAWEXTRA Curated by Orphy Robinson The debut of a collective of musicians with a rich cultural mix of sonic explorations, inspired by artists such as Sun Ra, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, AACM, Eric Dolphy, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill and Charles Mingus. TSCR features some of the most original and influential musicians in the UK, infusing the proceedings with their own Afro-Caribbean heritage as well as African and western classical music.

Monday 2 November SUM OVER HISTORIES Curated by ELISION Sum Over Histories examines the work of British composers Richard Barrett, Chris Dench and Michael Finnissy. The hyper-virtuosity of this repertoire is complemented by the dramatic quality of pieces by American composers Evan Johnson and Aaron Cassidy. The event features performers Richard Haynes and Carl Rosman.

Monday 9 November OTO PROJECTS Oto Projects presents an exciting, innovative evening featuring some of the leading exponents of contemporary avant-garde experimental music from around the world. This event is one of its first outside of the venue Café Oto under the title ‘Oto Projects’. See www.kingsplace.co.uk for further details.

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Monday 16 November new music::new Ireland Curated by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

SOLOS & DUOS for VIOLIN & PIANO: 2

In the second of two linked but contrasting concerts, Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin) and Michael McHale (piano) explore the more lyrical side of contemporary Irish music. For details, visit www.cmc.ie

Mondays in HALL TWO

‘A fantastic addition to the city’s cultural life’ Musical Opinion OUT HEAR is a series of events curated by leading promoters and musicians in the worlds of contemporary/experimental music and multi-media performance. Prepare to ‘break your sound barrier’ as you embark on a thrilling journey of sonic adventures.

Monday 23 November THE SOUND ALCHEMISTS Curated by SARGASSO:C The legendary Sargasso:C returns with Lawrence Casserley, whose live sonic transmutations have established him as one of today’s great electronic improvisers. Plus new music by composer Simon Emmerson and Daniel Biro with the Vocal Motion Singers – where gospel-inspired vocal loops and electronica collide.

Monday 7 December SOPHIA TOWN TO CAMDEN TOWN: Dudu Pukwana to Bheki Mseleku Curated by EDGE09 During the 1970s a group of exiled South African jazz musicians stamped their mark on the British music scene. Sophia Town to Camden Town brings together a crossgenerational group of internationallyrenowned musicians to reinterpret those classic post-township melodies and bring back the sounds of freedom that connected the dark days of apartheid to inner-city London, in a unique and historic live performance. Supported by Straight No Chaser.

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LONDON CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

President: Levon Chilingirian OBE Artistic Director: Peter Fribbins SUNDAYS IN HALL ONE 6.30pm Tickets £16.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Sunday 13 September HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT – HAYDN BICENTENARY CONCERT with Lorna Anderson soprano and Jamie MacDougall tenor Pre-Concert TALK The lyrics and poems of Haydn’s Welsh songs Dr Kirsteen McCue and Professor Marjorie Rycroft (University of Glasgow). St Pancras Room 5.20pm FREE

HAYDN BICENTENARY CONCERT

Haydn Piano Trio in E Hob. XV/10 Jacqueline Fontyn Lieber Joseph! a ‘Dedicated to Haydn’ commission. (UK premiere) Haydn Selection of Welsh songs including Rhyfelgyrch Cadpen Morgan, Codiad yr hedydd (The rising of the lark), Lady Owen’s favourite, Crystal Ground and David of the White Rock. Hall One 6.30pm

Sunday 20 September EMPEROR QUARTET Mozart String Quartet in C K.155 Walton String Quartet in A Minor Mendelssohn String Quartet in E Minor Op.44 No. 2

Sunday 27 September RAPHAEL WALLFISCH cello JOHN YORK piano J S Bach Sonata in G minor BWV. 1029 Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano in D Op. 102 No. 2 Webern Sonata and Drei Stücke for cello and piano Brahms Sonata for cello and piano in F Op. 99

Sunday 4 October FIBONACCI SEQUENCE Haydn Sonata in F for violin & viola Hob. VI/1 Brahms Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano Op. 114 Graham Fitkin Sextet for clarinet, horn, piano and strings (London premiere) Dvorˇák Four Romantic Pieces for violin and piano Op. 75 Dohnanyi Sextet for clarinet, horn, piano and strings Op. 37

Sunday 11 October TIPPETT STRING QUARTET Pre-Concert TALK Dr Peter Fribbins discusses the string quartets of Sir Michael Tippett. St Pancras Room 5.20pm FREE

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Haydn String Quartet in D minor Op. 103 Tippett String Quartet No. 5 John Adams Fellow Traveller 2007 (UK premiere) Dvorˇák String Quartet in F Op. 96 American

Sunday 18 October ERIK SCHUMANN violin VICKY YANNOULA piano Mozart Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor K. 304 Elgar Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor Op. 82 Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Op. 47 Kreutzer Schumann Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major Op. 131 (arr. Kreisler)

Sunday 25 October ROSAMUNDE TRIO Schubert Piano Trio in Bb D.898 Peter Fribbins Softly, in the Dusk… Dvorˇák Piano Trio in E minor Op. 90 Dumky

Sunday 1 November PRINCIPAL PLAYERS of the HANOVER BAND Handel Sonatas for Two Violins and Continuo Op. 2/1 and Op. 5/4 J S Bach Sonata for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord in G BWV 1014, and Italian Concerto BWV 913 Caldara Sonata for Two Violins and Continuo Op. 1/5 Leclair Sonata No. 2 in E minor for Violin and Continuo

Sunday 8 November ORCHESTRA of ST JOHN’S CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Schumann Märchenbilder Op. 113 Brahms Horn Trio in Eb Op. 40 Dvorˇák Quintet in G for strings and double bass Op. 77

Sunday 15 November WIHAN QUARTET Roxanna Panufnik Cavatina and Moravian Dance Dvorˇák String Quartet in D minor Op. 34 Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G D.887

Sunday 22 November FIORINI PIANO TRIO Rohan Stevenson Movie Demons Beethoven Piano Trio in D Op. 70 No. 1 Ghost Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor Op. 49

Sunday 29 November ORPHEUS & BACCHUS FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE directed by Yuri Zhislin Pre-concert AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION

Sundays in HALL ONE

Since 1999 the London Chamber Music Society has managed the celebrated London concert series which can trace its origins back to the Sunday concerts at South Place from the 1880s and then Conway Hall from 1929. Their legacy is extraordinary, with many important premieres and numerous famous performers being associated with the concerts over the years, including Henry Wood, Frank Bridge, Albert Sammons, Eugène Ysaÿe and Percy Grainger.

Rediscovering Hummel presented by Ian Christians St Pancras Room 5.20pm FREE

ORPHEUS & BACCHUS FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE directed by Yuri Zhislin Mozart Symphony No. 35 K.385 Haffner (arr. for ensemble by Hummel) Hummel Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 85 with Andrew Brownell, piano solo Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor (arr. Hummel)

Sunday 6 December DIVERTIMENTI Glazunov Quintet for Strings in A Op. 39 Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile Schubert String Quintet in C D.956

Sunday 13 December KANDINSKY PIANO TRIO Mozart Piano Trio in Bb K.502 Beethoven Piano Trio in G Op. 1 No. 2 Brahms Piano Trio in B Op. 8

Sunday 20 December HENSCHEL QUARTET and Choristers J S Bach Orgeltriosonate No. 2 in C minor BWV 526 Three Carols – Oh Du Froehliche, Silent Night and Derek Smith’s Carolingua (UK premiere) Mozart String Quartet in A K.464 Mendelssohn String Quartet in Eb Op. 44 No. 3 7


EISENSTADT HAYDN FESTIVAL Friday 11 September

Austria’s HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT celebrate the bicentenary of Haydn, whose tomb rests in its home town. The week mirrors the Triothlon festival the Trio presented in Eisenstadt in May 2009. Four particular repertoire strands are interwoven: a selection of 14 Piano Trios from the many scintillating Trios of Joseph Haydn and a selection of Haydn’s settings of Scottish and Welsh folksongs for voice and piano trio, sung by Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall. There will be 18 London premières by worldrenowned composers from every continent of newly-commissioned short Piano Trios Dedicated to Haydn, (www.D2H.at.) Lastly, a rare opportunity to hear Haydn’s ‘London’ flute trios, rare String Trios and Baryton Trios with guest artists.

HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Austrian Johanna Doderer’s new trio, Klaviertrio DWV52 and the Japanese commission from Yui Kakinuma, Kagetsu, with Haydn’s own Trio in C major Hob XV/21. Hall One 12.30pm

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Thursday 10 September

AUSTRIA & AUSTRALIA DREAM OF HAYDN

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HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Haydn Trio Eisenstadt presents the UK premiere of Gernot Schedlberger’s trio Overpainting 1 along with Haydn’s own Hob XV/28 and Hob XV.13 Hall One 7.45pm

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£14.50 £11.50 £9.50; Saver Seat £6.50 HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Australian Elena Kats Chernin’s Calliope Dreaming is framed by Haydn Piano trios including Hob XV/27 which has the most virtuoso piano part of all his trios. Hall One 9.00pm

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Pre-concert talk Haydn’s folksong arrangements for publishers William Napier, George Thomson and William Whyte. St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE

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DRINK AND FIGHT HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Scottish tenor Jamie MacDougall joins the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt in Haydn’s folksong settings of songs about drinking, fighting and going off to War! With Haydn Trio Hob XV/24 Hall One 7.45pm

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£14.50 £11.50 £9.50; Saver Seat £6.50 HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Spanish composer José Mariá SánchezVerdú’s ‘Dedicated to Haydn’ commission Hekkan II with Haydn’s own trio dedicated to Rebecca Schroeter Hob XV/24 and another group of Haydn’s Scottish folksongs. Hall One 9.00pm

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AULD LANG SYNE HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT with Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall An out-of-season ‘Burns Night’ with Haydn’s Scottish folksongs, plus Haydn’s Piano Trio in E flat XV/29 Hall One 7.45pm

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HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT with Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall French composer Betsy Jolas’s Ah! Haydn with Haydn’s Piano Trio in D minor Hob XV/23. Plus James Macmillan’s Lament for Mary Queen of Scots for soprano, tenor and piano trio, commissioned by the University of Glasgow for the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns. Hall One 1.45pm

HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT with Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall More of Haydn’s Scottish songs, many duets, including Auld lang Syne, frame the London premiere of Elisabeth Harnik’s Silhouettes for piano trio. Hall One 9.00pm

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LAMENT FOR MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Pre-concert Talk focusing on ROBERT BURNS St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE

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9 – 13 September

Haydn Trio Eisenstadt and Guests in co-operation with Haydn Festival Eisenstadt /Haydn 2009 and supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum


EISENSTADT HAYDN FESTIVAL continues HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT WITH ESTERHAZY BARYTON ENSEMBLE and GUEST FLUTE TRIO Adam Walker, Alexandra Jakeman flutes Oliver Coates cello Of the repertoire for baryton, a string instrument in the viol family, the best-known works are those written by Haydn for Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. This concert contains two Baryton trios and Haydn’s for flute, cello and piano in G Hob XV/16. Hall One 10.00am

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‘THE NIGHT WILL NOT DRAW ON’ HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT D2H premieres by Hungary’s M. Illes (Ungarn: Torso VI) and Austria’s J. Everhartz (Haydn Trio) and Haydn’s Piano Trio in A major Hob XV/9. Hall One 4.00pm

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£14.50 £11.50 £9.50; Saver Seat £6.50 HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Haydn’s Piano Trio in E minor Hob XV/12 prefaces John Woolrich’s The Night will not draw on and Gerhard Krammer’s...und Licht. Hall One 5.15pm

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£14.50 £11.50 £9.50; Saver Seat £6.50 More Baryton Trios and two of Haydn’s ‘London’ Flute trios frame a premiere To Haydn by Austrian composer Helmut Hödl. Hall One 11.15am

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NGUNI DANCES Two Nguni Dances is the contribution by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen to the ‘Dedicated to Haydn’ project. Performed with Haydn’s Piano Trio in G minor Hob XV/19 and two ‘London’ flute trios. Hall One 12.30pm

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WORDS IN MUSIC Pre-concert introduction to the lyrics and poems in Haydn’s Scottish folksongs. Hall One 7.30pm Free to same day ticket holders.

Sunday 13 September EARLY MORNING STRINGS THE CAPRICCIO ENSEMBLE and HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Haydn’s rarely-heard trios for two violins and cello performed by Maggie Faultless, Jennifer Godson and Sebastian Comberti with China’s ‘Dedicated to Haydn’ trio by Xiaogang Ye, Piano Trio Op. 59 Hall One 11.00am

9 – 13 September

Saturday 12 September

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WOMEN IN LOVE HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Lorna Anderson soprano First London performance of American composer William Bolcom’s Rondo: Haydn Go Seek with Haydn’s Piano Trio in G Hob XV/25, with famous Gypsy Rondo and a group of Haydn’s Scottish songs for piano trio and soprano. Hall One 7.45pm

“meine sprache verstehet man durch die ganze welt” (my language is understood the world over) Joseph Haydn

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The Role of Joseph Haydn’s oeuvre in music history Discussion with Professor Marjorie Rycroft and Dr Kirsteen McCue of the University of Glasgow and Andreas Friesenhagen of the Joseph Haydn-Institute, Cologne. St Pancras Room 2.00pm Free to same day ticket holders or £6.50

HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT Lorna Anderson soprano Lalo Schifrin represents South America in his Elegy and Meditation, performed with another group of Haydn’s Scottish songs. Hall One 9.00pm

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BITE-SIZE BAROQUE: OAE

On Thursday and Friday we present four bite-size 45 minute programmes featuring some of the great names of the era – Bach, Vivaldi and Handel included. Then, on Saturday, we have a full sized feast of Baroque music, featuring one of the OAE’s regular collaborators, the renowned tenor Ian Bostridge. We hope you’ll join us.

Thursday 17 September CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 in D VIVALDI Concerto in D minor for two violins and cello, Op. 3 No. 11 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op.6 No. 7 VIVALDI Flute Concerto in G minor, La Notte GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso La Follia

Margaret Faultless director/violin Steven Devine harpsichord Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment We start off our week in style with music from three undisputed masters of the Baroque, including a concerto grossi from Corelli – a master of form, balance and control. The concert finishes with one of the many high-points of baroque music, one of Bach’s ever-popular Brandenburg Concertos. Hall One 6.30pm

Margaret Faultless director/violin Lisa Beznosiuk flute Steven Devine harpsichord Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The evening’s second concert features Vivaldi’s nocturnal flute concerto, here played by the OAE’s Principal Flaurtist, and the concert ends with Geminiani’s La Follia (madness) variations, in which stately elegance and whirlwind energy collide. Hall One 8.30pm

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PRE-CONCERT TALK

THE AFTER-SHOW

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An informal talk exploring this evening’s programmes. St Pancras Room 7.45pm £4.50

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Join OAE players for a short and informal post concert performance. Concert Bar / Foyer 9.30pm FREE

Friday 18 September

Saturday 19 September

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6 No. 4 HANDEL Arias from Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno: fido speccgio; lascia la spina; un pensiero di pace VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D, Il Grosso Moghul

VIVALDI’S WOMEN

Kati Debretzeni director/violin Lorna Anderson soprano Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment At the centre of this concert lie some of Handel’s of most dramatic and moving arias, sung by one of the UK’s leading sopranos. A vibrant concerto by Vivaldi finishes the programme. Hall One 6.30pm

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PRE-CONCERT TALK An informal talk exploring this evening’s programmes. St Pancras Room 7.45pm £4.50 TORELLI Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6 VIVALDI Concerto for Cello in A minor, RV 420 LOCATELLI Introduzzione teatreale in G Op. 4 No. 4 VIVALDI Nulla in mundo pax, RV 630 Kati Debretzeni director/violin Lorna Anderson soprano Richard Lester cello Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Our run of bite-size concerts comes to an end with a concert featuring one of Vivaldi’s gutsy cello concertos together with his hauntingly beautiful motet Nulla in mundo pax. Hall One 8.30pm

A screening of the BBC’s documentary looking at the extraordinary partnership between Vivaldi and the Pieta Orphanage in Venice. Features music from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. St Pancras Room 4.00pm FREE

17 – 19 September

THE ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT’s (OAE) second week of performances at Kings Place concentrates on an area of repertoire for which the Orchestra is famous – the Baroque.

THE VOICE OF HANDEL Matthew Truscott director / violin Ian Bostridge tenor Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Messiah Overture Comfort ye ...Ev’ry Valley from Messiah Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 9 in F Where ‘er you walk from Semele Waft her, angels from Jeptha Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor Scherza Infida from Ariodante Suite from Terpsichore: Prelude; Chaconne; Sarabande: Gigue Love sounds the alarm from Acis and Galatea World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins the Orchestra for a concert which features some of Handel’s most beloved arias. From the breathtaking beauty of Where’er you walk through to music from the intensely dramatic Ariodante, the concert showcases Ian’s voice brilliantly. The arias are complemented here by some of Handel’s finest instrumental music. Hall One 7:30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

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EXTREME CELLO: Matthew Barley

‘I wish more people would think about music the way Matthew Barley does.’ The Times

Friday 25 September

Saturday 26 September

SCHUBERT’S QUINTET IN C

CELLO AND TABLA

Schubert’s peerless double-cello Quintet in C with Matthew and the highly acclaimed young Navarra String Quartet . ‘Truly remarkable – totally at one with the music and each other’ ESTA Magazine. With generous additional funding from David and Mary Bowerman. Hall One 6.30pm

Matthew is joined by Sanju Sahai, a master tabla player who is the seventh generation of one of the most famous of Indian tabla dynasties. They will perform arrangements of melodies that Matthew has collected while travelling in Australia, India, Turkey, Cyprus and the Balkans. Hall One 6.30pm

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THE MATTHEW BARLEY ENSEMBLE

MATTHEW BARLEY & JULIAN JOSEPH

The inaugural concert of the Matthew Barley Ensemble includes premieres of Matthew’s arrangements of music by Brahms, Schumann, Piazzolla, Jobim, and Golijov, This is a group that will surprise with their improvisational approach… Hall One 7.45pm

More tunes from the latest release on Signum Records from Matthew and Julian Joseph. ‘Joseph, a pianist who really does know how to shape a musical idea and make it more and more intense until you’re practically jumping out of your seat with excitement.’ Sunday Telegraph Hall One 7.45pm

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Wednesday 23 September

Thursday 24 September

MATTHEW BARLEY & KIT ARMSTRONG

MATTHEW BARLEY & KIT ARMSTRONG

A programme with Matthew and young prodigy Kit Armstrong, features one of Schumann’s most perfect compositions, Adagio and Allegro, and sonatas by Brahms and Debussy. With generous additional funding from David and Mary Bowerman. Hall One 7.45pm

Beethoven’s powerful pair of late cello sonatas flank two premieres by talented young composers, Kit Armstrong and Misha Mullov-Abbado. Matthew performs with one of the world’s most exciting young pianists. ‘Brilliantly gifted...the time has now come for Kit to embark on a career of major proportions’ Alfred Brendel. With generous additional funding from David and Mary Bowerman. Hall One 7.45pm

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MATTHEW BARLEY & JULIAN JOSEPH The first of two programmes with British jazz pianist, Julian Joseph. Launching their new CD this week, Julian and Matthew mix standards with Julian’s works and improvisations. ‘Julian Joseph…one of the finest pianists since Thelonius Monk’. Daily Telegraph Hall One 9.00pm

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THE CELLO AND THE SUFI Matthew Barley performs with Iranian Sufi musician, Davod Azad, who will play ancient Persian string instruments, percussion and also sing. There will be traditional music from Iran, and some new compositions. Sufism is the mystical, ecstatic branch of Islam; combining the cello with the sounds of its music has bewitching results. Hall One 9.00pm

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23 – 26 September

The cello is loved for its uniquely soulful sound. In the hands of MATTHEW BARLEY the instrument will prove it has soul and much more, as he embarks on a journey into new cello territory. Beginning with some of the great classics by Beethoven and Brahms, this series takes in one of the greatest-ever chamber works featuring two cellos, collaborations with Jazz, Indian and Sufi musicians, daring improvisations, unusual new arrangements, and finishes with an extraordinary event utilising the very latest motion-capture technology (as used in Harry Potter films), to project a 7 year-old Matthew onto a screen in a virtual world as he plays...

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BETWEEN THE NOTES

Improvisation with Matthew’s internationally-renowned contemporary group, Between The Notes. The entire concert will be improvised, based on ideas supplied by the audience! Combining the immediacy of pop and jazz with the subtleties of classical music, the group ‘sail in an ocean into which generic traditions pour as mere tributaries’. Classical Source Hall One 9.00pm

Producer William Todd-Amos writes: ‘Matthew and his cello have been on a musical journey for many years, revelling in sounds and images which have expressed all aspects of human emotion. And now, in our digital world, his musical meanderings will find him wearing a Motion Capture Suit and projecting a computer generated young Matthew on screen, taking him into the arena of high tech and film special effects...a contemporary exploration of sound and image.’ Improvisations by Matthew, and world premieres from Nitin Sawhney and Duncan ‘1 Giant Leap’ Bridgeman. Hall One 9.00pm

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THE VIRTUAL CELLIST

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SONIC EXPLORATIONS NEW WORK, NEW SONICS

ELECTRIC BRITAIN

Featuring the world premiere of Dai Fujikura’s K’s Ocean for trombone and electronics, developed with the London Sinfonietta on its Blue Touch Paper scheme, and music for ensemble by João Pedro Oliveira. Hall One 9.00pm

Jonathan Harvey is one of the great world voices in electroacoustic composition. This concert features his Ricercare una Melodia and Other Presences, and also includes work by Natasha Barrett. Hall One 6.30pm

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Friday 2 October

JONATHAN HARVEY IN CONVERSATION

INTRODUCING IRCAM

One of the major figures of contemporary music, and one of the world’s leading electroacoustic composers Jonathan Harvey will be in conversation to talk about some of the composers whose works are presented in this festival. St Pancras Room 6.45pm Free to same day ticket holders or £6.50

IRCAM is the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique – an iconic centre founded by Pierre Boulez in 1977 to explore the science of music and a workshop for composers. Part of the Pompidou Centre in Paris, it has been a powerful catalyst for developing work in the field of electroacoustic music. With musical examples and short films, the talk by composers who have worked at IRCAM will give an insight to the Institute and its influence. The event includes a performance of Jonathan Harvey’s classic tape composition Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco. Hall Two 6.30pm £2.50 to same day ticket holders, or £6.50

20th CENTURY CLASSICS – 1 A way into the festival with this programme of pieces by major 20th century composers who worked with tape. Nono’s A Pierre and Berio’s Différences are performed alongside Ligeti’s classic tape composition Artikulation. Hall One 7.45pm

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LETTERS FROM THE AMERICAS A snapshot of works by composers from across the Atlantic. Mexican Javier Alvarez’s piece mixes live instruments with electronic sounds and extraordinary video, and contrasts with work by prize-winning Brazilian Flo Menezes featuring percussion, and Francis Dhomont’s octophonic tape piece The Flight of Swallows. Hall One 9.00pm

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INSIDE IRCAM Some of the world’s major composers have created work at IRCAM, the ‘cultural centre of musical modernism’ in Paris. Works featured are for instruments with live electronics and include music by Kaija Saariaho, who composes spellbinding music of luminous beauty, and by young Chilean Roque Rivas whose piece contracts solo bassoon with sounds created from recordings made in factories and on the street. Hall One 7.45pm

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Saturday 3 October Thursday 1 October

1 – 3 October

THE LONDON SINFONIETTA presents a snapshot of electroacoustic and electronic music from around the world. For the past 70 years composers have been exploring the amazing and compelling music created when the natural, live sound of instruments is added to and altered by taped sounds or electronic manipulation, or new works are created on tape using synthesised sounds or altered recordings of the urban and natural landscape. This mini-festival offers the chance to get inside this fascinating sound-world with both classic pieces and the latest experiments. Look out for your chance to join in with workshops and the culmination of participation projects in the King’s Cross area. The London Sinfonietta is honoured to be joined by Jonathan Harvey for this festival, a major world figure of this music, who has co-curated the events.

SONIC EXPLORATIONS: FAMILY WORKSHOPS Come and play in our sound pit! This family workshop will be a chance for everyone to make music – creating, developing, manipulating and reorganising sound. Interact with everyday technology to create new music. St Pancras Room 10.30am; 12 noon £2.50 per person These workshops are limited to 30 people. Each workshop lasts 1 hour. Call the box office in advance to book your place. Suitable for children aged 8yrs+

KX COLLECTIVE: SOUND STATIONS The KX Collective, a group of young musicians and producers from Islington, showcase new work inspired by influential tape composers of the twentieth century. Exploring some of the masterpieces of tape music, the Collective has responded by using new music technology to create original live material. Hall Two 4.30pm £1.50 If you are aged between 13 and 20 and would like to find out more about the KX Collective, call Amy Majumdar on 020 7239 9340 or email: amy.majumdar@londonsinfonietta.org.uk

20th CENTURY CLASSICS – 2 Classic and new works for instrument and electronics. Including Berio’s Naturale, an evocative piece for viola and percussion that weaves recordings of Italian folk songs into the instrumental music. Hall One 7.45pm

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RE-WIRED Explorations of the medium by younger composers from across contemporary music including Emily Hall’s Put Flesh On and Mira Calix’s ort-oard, and a new work with film by Claudia Molitor. Hall Two 9.00pm

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GLOBALALIA A late night event to take in the amazing sound world of Trevor Wishart’s tape piece Globalalia which overlays syllables from 26 different languages, sourced from radio and TV broadcasts around the world. The composer presents the work. Hall Two 10.15pm

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BEYOND THE LOOP Friday 9 October

Saturday 10 October

THE JOHN METCALFE BAND

JON HOPKINS Visuals by MYOGENIC

No other British band is currently blending contemporary and electronic styles in quite the same way as this collection of diverse and extraordinary musicians. Performing Metcalfe’s intense style-busting music are the likes of legend drummer Andy Gangadeen and the Bays’ sonic genius, Simon Richmond. Hall One 7.30pm

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Thursday 8 October

ENSEMBLE BASH

THE DUKE QUARTET

Ensemble Bash has emerged as one of the world’s leading percussion ensembles performing worldwide to huge acclaim and commissioning more than fifty new pieces in the process. The group mix contemporary, classical, theatrical, jazz and traditional African music into unforgettable performances. Hall One 7.30pm

With their fierce commitment to new music and fearless approach to their collaborations in dance, film, theatre and music of all styles, working with the likes of Blur, Jessye Norman and Rosas, this unique British quartet have garnered high praise from around the globe with their passionate performances – both live and recorded. Hall One 7.30pm

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RED SNAPPER

PLAID

After a six-year absence following a residence as one of Warp Records’ most successful acts, Red Snapper’s smokey, organic mixture of dub, jazz and all tempos of breakbeat from trip hop to drum’n’bass returned with their release in late ’08 of A Pale Blue Dot. They have been playing sell-out shows since. Hall One 9.00pm

One of Warp Records’ finest, Plaid have been bewitching audiences and influencing the evolution of the British electronic scene for two decades. Despite an enviable reputation for cutting-edge collaboration, tonight sees them in pure duo form. Hall One 9.00pm

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THE DURUTTI COLUMN Wednesday 7 October

Known for two beautifully-crafted albums and his work on Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, Hopkins’ 2009 release of his third album, Insides, demonstrates a huge range of powerful emotion and texture, all informed by great musical intelligence and electronic wizardry. Hall One 7.30pm

7 – 10 October

British mould-breakers blurring the edges of contemporary classical and electronic music. Following its sell-out success in the Kings Place 2008 Opening Festival, BEYOND THE LOOP, curated by John Metcalfe, returns with eight concerts showcasing the very best of British creativity and performance at the sharp edge of contemporary classical and electronic scenes. With the programming artist-led and specifically designed to demonstrate a healthy blurring of genre and style, these events bristle with artists at the height of their creative energies and experience. From the worldrenowned Duke Quartet to the electronic artistry of Warp Records’ Plaid and from Factory’s cult group Durutti Column to electro-whizz Jon Hopkins, this festival is an absolute must for fans and adventurous newcomers alike. Culminating in the astounding collaboration involving live composition between electro pioneers The Bays, composers Simon Hale and John Metcalfe and the innovative Heritage Orchestra, this is not to be missed.

One of Factory Record’s originals, the maverick, uncategorisable and inimitable music of Manchester’s Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell has been enchanting a fiercely loyal crowd for nearly thirty years. An extremely rare chance to hear sublime music in a sublime acoustic. Hall One 9.00pm

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THE BAYS / SIMON HALE / JOHN METCALFE / THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA This collaboration is unique and the concept simple but terrifying. Walk on stage and start composing (using Sibelius notation software) from scratch. No safety net. No pre-composed ideas or templates just a blank score. The orchestral musicians play from monitors linked to the composers’ computers. Jules Buckley, the Heritage Orchestra’s conductor, working from the ever-developing on-screen scores, brings in the musicians as he sees fit. The Bays respond. The composers respond to the Bays and orchestra. And so on. Suddenly you realise you are in the middle of a ‘never to be repeated’ aural experience which could move in any direction at any time. Scary but unbelievably exhilarating for both audience and musicians. Hall One 9.00pm £24.50 £19.50 £15.50; Saver Seat £9.50

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SCHUBERT AND BEYOND

Wednesday 14 October

Friday 16 October

EXPANSIVE and CONCISE – SCHUBERT’S VIENNA & 100 YEARS ON

RARE DUOS

Philippe Cassard piano Schubert Sonata in C minor D958 Webern Variations Opus 27 Hall One 7.45pm

Levon Chilingirian violin Michael Dussek piano Schubert Sonata in A minor, D385 Schubert Rondo Brilliant, D895 Hall One 6.30pm

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Saturday 17 October POPULAR BUT SERIOUS VARDANYAN QUARTET Schubert Quartet in D minor, D810 Death and the Maiden Hall One 6.30pm

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THE MIGHTY STRUGGLE OF LIGHT AGAINST DARKNESS CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET Schubert Quartet in G major, D887 Hall One 7.45pm

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The Guardian HAY FESTIVAL comes to London with a special festival programme of conversations, lectures and performances by writers and artists exploring the literature of London. It’s often said that New York looks like it does in the movies, but that London is the great city of books. We’d like to invite you to help frame the programme by nominating which books and poetry based here in the capital you’d like to discuss in this KINGS PLACE BOOK CLUB.

23, 24, 25 October

14 – 17 October

The remarkable outpouring of masterpieces in the last years of Schubert’s life has left an indelible impression – not only on audiences but also on performers and composers. It is difficult not to include at least one of these expansive works in our individual Desert Island Discs. Profound and yet accessible, substantial and yet timeless, our musical diet would be so incomplete without the high lyricism and the bittersweet beauty of Schubert’s distinct and moving voice. Alongside Schubert, we also explore some of the most vivid compositions from the early 20th century. I hope that you enjoy this novel juxtaposition. Levon Chilingirian

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THE GREATEST PIECE EVER WRITTEN? THE LONG JOURNEY

DAY AND NIGHT

Philippe Cassard piano Schubert Sonata in B flat, D960 Hall One 9.00pm

Peter Cropper violin Moray Welsh cello Martin Roscoe piano Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898 Schubert Notturno, D897 Hall One 7.45pm

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Thursday 15 October SONGS FROM CENTRAL, SOUTHERN and NORTHERN EUROPE Gitta-Maria Sjöberg soprano Philippe Cassard piano Songs by Sibelius, Schubert and Rodrigo Hall One 7.45pm

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SWEDISH FOLKSONG IN SCHUBERT Peter Cropper violin Moray Welsh cello Martin Roscoe piano Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D929 Hall One 9.00pm

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A QUARTET WITH FIVE

CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET with Pal Banda cello Schubert Quintet in C, D956 Hall One 9.00pm

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Do you want to talk about Martin Amis’ Money or William Wordsworth’s Upon Westminster Bridge? Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia or Samuel Pepys diaries? Or all of them? We’ll build the programme around you and bring in the most entertaining writers and thinkers from inside the M25. The HAY team have started off a discussion at hayfestival.com/kingsplace. Please log on and help us design the festival. The full programme will be announced on the website www.kingsplace.co.uk on 1 September.

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Gitta-Maria Sjöberg soprano Chilingirian Quartet Schoenberg Quartet No. 2 Hall One 9.00pm

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LONDON GUITAR FESTIVAL IN THE FALL

This is a cosmopolitan festival for a global city. At its heart is the cultural golden age of the Arabic, Jewish and Christian melting pot of Andalucia, lasting from about 700 to almost 1500. Rediscovering the music of this remarkable period has provided many of the highlights of recent years. It reminds us that intercultural creativity can produce truly outstanding work. It also informed Andalucian guitar culture in a profound way. In this festival we can hear several versions of the mainly acoustic guitar and many ways of playing it. The variety extends from the imitation of traditional Chinese instruments to ouds dynamised by electronica, from semi-improvised to notated music and from roots music to jazz. It is truly a festival of highlights. Wednesday 28 October

Thursday 29 October

VIDA GUITAR QUARTET

DUOUD

A distinctive Andaluz/Andalucian programme from this new UK guitar supergroup comprising the Eden-Stell Guitar Duo, Helen Sanderson and Mark Ashford. Music by Manuel de Falla and George Bizet. Hall One 7.45pm

DuOuD are two oud-playing Parisians who combine their North African heritage with the latest in Western technology. The Parisbased Tunisian and Algerian duo cultivate the rich terrain where the Arabic lute and electronica overlap. ‘..they have made a ground-breaking album that blends the traditional and contemporary and where Arabic roots meet cutting-edge electronica.’ Songlines Hall One 7.45pm

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XUEFEI YANG Hugely impressive, Xuefei Yang uses the guitar as a bridge between Chinese and European music. The programme will include music from her second CD, 40 Degrees North, which includes music by Goss, Albéniz and Regondi. ‘Miss Yang demonstrates her feisty virtuosity, impeccable technique and sensitive musicianship…’ The New York Times Hall One 9.00pm

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DUOUD and SPECIAL GUESTS Extending the spirit of the first concert with musical friends to curate a very special event. Hall One 9.00pm

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JUSTIN ADAMS and JULDEH CAMARA present ‘TELL NO LIES’ Raw and gutsy Afro Blues from Robert Plant and Tinariwen collaborator Justin Adams and West African Master Musician Juldeh Camara. Hall One 6.30pm

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TOM KERSTENS plays 19th century and modern Guitars Exceptional guitarist plays a programme of Andaluz-inspired music celebrating anniversaries of Isaac Albéniz, Francisco Tárrega and Joaquín Rodrigo. New work by Howard Skempton (Festival commission). ‘In a different league’ BBC Radio 3 Hall One 7.45pm

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JUAN CARLOS ROMERO Virtuoso Spanish flamenco innovator and composer Juan Carlos Romero’s awardwinning creativity has been achieved through years of inspired dedication, working closely with celebrated flamenco singers and choreographers. ‘Exciting and deeply satisfying’ Jan Fairley, Songlines Hall One 9.00pm

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Saturday 31 October TOMORROW PEOPLE STAGE

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Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and Conservatoire Students A concert of two parts starting with a varied programme by students from the UK’s leading conservatoires, followed by highly-acclaimed Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas with a programme of traditional Cuban music by composer Ñico Rojas. Hall One 1.00pm £6.50

Saturday 31 October IGF EDUCATION WORKSHOPS CLASSIC ROCK Workshop (Intermediate) Two-hour classic rock open guitar lesson where you can learn classic rock riffs from guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Toni Iommi and Angus Young. Limehouse Room 11 – 1pm £8

28 – 31 October

Celebrating Origins and Creating Identities – a chamber festival of guitar-based music that brings the past into the future.

MARTIN SIMPSON in Masterclass (Advanced) Join British folk legend Martin Simpson for a special masterclass dedicated to his love of music inspired by the British folk revival of the 60s and his passion for the American acoustic blues pioneers. NB. Limited places for this workshop. Limehouse Room 2 – 4pm £25 THE REDUCED GUITAR Workshop (Early stage/Intermediate) Cover 60 years of rock and popular music from Chuck Berry to AC/DC in just 2 hours of intense fun-fuelled strumming, riffing and shredding. Wenlock Room 2 – 4pm £7 VIDA Guitar Quartet Ensemble Class (All levels) The Vida Guitar Quartet is one of the most exciting guitar ensembles in the world. Join Mark Eden, Chris Stell, Mark Ashford and Helen Sanderson for an intense session of ensemble playing. Join them as a soloist, duo or ensemble and explore new and established repertoire for ensembles. Horsfall Room 2 – 4pm £7

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LONDON GUITAR FESTIVAL continues CLIVE CARROLL Outstanding and captivating fingerstyle performer and composer. Hall One 6.30pm

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MARTIN TAYLOR with special guest MARTIN SIMPSON Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor has established a unique musical career. With his inimitable style he is recognised as one of the world’s foremost exponents of solo jazz guitar playing. ‘Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He’s unbelievable,’ Pat Metheny Hall One 7.45pm

MARTIN SIMPSON with special guest MARTIN TAYLOR Vastly experienced and ever-improving performer across the folk and roots scene. Martin Simpson’s guitar playing is unsurpassed; he is one of the finest finger pickers and slide guitarists of our time and was recently named one of the top artists of the decade by Acoustic Guitar magazine. ‘Simpson is one of the UK’s finest folk musicians.’ Sunday Times Hall One 9.00pm

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LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music is an annual commitment to the exciting world of music of all genres and origins, aiming to surprise, enrich, enlighten and empower audiences. LIFEM challenges musical boundaries by programming ground-breaking exploratory music from all corners of the world.

4 – 7 November

Saturday 31 October

LIFEM 09

It is a catalyst for change, showcasing excellence and excitement, instigating international collaborations and experimentation, enthusing inter-culturalism and knowledge sharing. Expect innovative and inspiring music from as far afield as Japan, China, Korea, Canada, Brazil, Angola, Portugal and, naturally, the UK. As part of LIFEM, there is also a free programme of music-related films. shown in the UK for the very first time. LIFEM: Life with Music is so much more exciting!

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INSTITUTIONALISED How songs of truth and beauty can emerge from the lies and ugliness of the music industry. An annual showcase featuring the cream of emerging singer/songwriters from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Hall Two 8.15pm £6.50

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ALDEBURGH HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday 11 November COLLAGE-MONTAGE PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD – PIANO Aldeburgh’s Artistic Director creates a freethinking musical fantasy, a succession of bold and imaginative sequences where well-known piano works and chamber music create new and unexpected connections, while modern masterpieces find resonance in music of the past. From Schubert to Ligeti, this is music closest to Aimard’s heart, in a chamber music recital like no other. Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Thursday 12 November BRITTEN SONG CYCLES An evening-long journey through the varied landscapes of some of Britten’s song cycles for voice and piano in the company of Malcolm Martineau and some of the UK’s brightest young vocal stars, all of whom are Alumni of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. Spanning most of the composer’s creative life, written for some of the 20th century’s most notable Lieder exponents and setting a huge variety of poetry, this is a richly fascinating and deeply affecting collection.

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THE POET’S ECHO Katherine Broderick soprano Jennifer Johnston soprano Robin Tritschler tenor Malcolm Martineau piano This programme features the enchanting Charm of Lullabies, The Poet’s Echo, setting verses by Pushkin originally for Galina Vishnevskaya and resonant with the influence of Shostakovich. Finally we’ll hear Winter Words, perhaps the greatest setting of Hardy’s verse ever composed. Hall One 7.45pm

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Friday 13 November AURORA ORCHESTRA X 3

JOHN BLOW AND HENRY PURCELL

AURORA ORCHESTRA Nicholas Collon conductor Three concerts from the Aurora Orchestra. This collective of London’s brightest young musicians breathes new life into a wide range of repertoire with scintillating performances and a fresh and innovative approach to programming.

LA NUOVA MUSICA David Bates director Superb vocal consort La Nuova Musica, trace the influence of Monteverdi on the English 17th century masters Purcell and Blow. Featuring Purcell’s ‘Welcome to all the pleasures’ and Blow’s Salvator mundi. Hall One 6.30pm

DEBUSSY AND GORECKI An arrangement of Debussy’s L’après midi d’un Faun with Gorecki’s Requiem für Eine Polka. Hall One 6.30pm

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SONGS AND PROVERBS Allan Clayton tenor James Geer tenor Benedict Nelson baritone Malcolm Martineau piano Beginning with the lyrical Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, which helped to establish the young Britten, we move on to the formidably austere and original Hölderlin Fragments, and end with Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, an intense tour de force. Hall One 9.00pm

Saturday 14 November

11 – 14 November

The best of Aldeburgh Music encapsulated in four evenings. We open with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a charismatic performer and brilliantly unconventional programmer. A snapshot of Britten’s incomparable legacy of songs is given by outstanding recent alumni of the young artist programme that bears his name; three recent participants of the Aldeburgh Residencies scheme bring repertoire developed during their time by the Suffolk coast; an insightful take on sensuous, 17th century Italian vocal music from La Nuova Musica, virtuosic performances of 20th century classics from Aurora and the Chiaroscuro Quartet play Haydn, whose quartets form the backbone of their work.

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CHIAROSCURO PLAY HAYDN CHIAROSCURO QUARTET The outstanding young Chiaroscuro Quartet is led by violinist Alina Ibragimova, ‘destined,’ said The Times, ‘to be a force in the classical music firmament for decades to come’. This all-Haydn programme seems tailor-made to the characteristic verve and spontaneity of their musicianship, allied to a distinctive period instrument sound. Hall One 7.45pm

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£17.50 £14.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 CHAMBER CLASSICS Ravel’s elegant Introduction & Allegro is contrasted with Schoenberg’s iconic Chamber Symphony. Hall One 9.00pm

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MONTEVERDI – THE NEW STYLE LA NUOVA MUSICA David Bates director La Nuova Musica turn to Monteverdi to sing some of his most popular works, both religious and secular, including Nigra Sum from the Vespers, and Lamento della Ninfa. Hall One 9.00pm

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL – Stefano Bollani

A hero of today’s European jazz, whose reputation is fast growing world-wide, his music romps through the history of jazz and much more – Scott Joplin rags, free improvisation, tangos and Brazilian bossa, time-honoured standards, Prokofiev and the Beach Boys all provide material for a richly fertile and intensely creative imagination, further characterised by a brilliant approach to his own original music. He is also a riveting – and often very funny – live performer, whose stage presence draws the audience into a unique musical vision, imbued with the warmth and wit of his native Italy. It’s a measure of the respect he’s garnered in recent years that he was named as one of the five most important jazz musicians of 2007, alongside the likes of Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman; and later the same year was awarded the European Jazz Prize as Musician of the Year. The four nights of this Kings Place residency will offer a fascinating insight into Bollani’s world. His recordings and performances range from solo to trio, to quintet to orchestra, and his memorable duo with his mentor, the great trumpeter Enrico Rava, captivated the Barbican at the 2007 London Jazz Festival. ‘...playful, cerebral and virtuosic in equal measures’ Mojo ‘...perhaps the most gifted pianist since Art Tatum’ Enrico Rava Last year’s collaboration between the Festival and Kings Place celebrated the uniquely Nordic character of Norwegian music and culture. This year, Stefano Bollani brings a Mediterranean spirit to reflect a contrasting, but equally absorbing facet of the richly varied European jazz scene.   Tickets available from £6.50 Further details at www.kingsplace.co.uk www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk

‘Nearly everybody knows his Octet, a piece of music written at the age of sixteen. Surely no other composer has surpassed that achievement at so young an age. Unfortunately the rest of his wonderful chamber music is unjustly neglected. We do not need an excuse to celebrate this outstanding composer, but I will seize any opportunity to bring his great talent to a wider audience.’ Peter Cropper ‘From the astonishing Op.13, an immense tribute to Beethoven, unbelievable from an 18 year-old, to the violent, heart-wrenching Op. 80, written months before his death, each of his quartets is completely unique, a masterpiece in its own right. Mendelssohn holds a very special place in our hearts, which is why we wanted a connection to him through our name, and chose his music for our first disc.’ Sara Bitlloch, Elias Quartet Wednesday 25 November ELIAS QUARTET and FRIENDS Magnus Johnston violin Claudia Ajmone-Marsan violin Ettore Causa viola, Alice Neary cello Quartet in A minor Op.13 Quintet in A Op.18 Octet in Eb Op.16 Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Thursday 26 November ELIAS QUARTET Sara Bitlloch violin, Donald Grant violin Martin Saving viola, Marie Bitlloch cello Peter Cropper violin, Moray Welsh cello Martin Roscoe piano Quartet in D Op. 44 No 1 Quintet in Bb Op. 87 Trio in D minor Op. 49 Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Friday 27 November SONGS WITH and WITHOUT WORDS A concert by students of The Royal Academy of Music. A soprano, a baritone and a pianist celebrate Mendelssohn through his wonderful miniatures and outstanding songs. Hall One 6.15pm kp45' £9.50

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18 – 21 November

The LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL, in association with BBC Radio 3, returns to Kings Place with a week built around the music of the charismatic Italian pianist and composer STEFANO BOLLANI.

CELEBRATING MENDELSSOHN

ELIAS QUARTET Peter Cropper violin, Moray Welsh cello, Martin Roscoe piano Quartet in Eb Op. 12 Quartet in E minor Op. 44 No 2 Trio in C minor Op. 66 Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Saturday 28 November THE JUNIOR ACADEMY OF MUSIC will perform some of Mendelssohn’s string symphonies written when he was 12yrs old. Foyer 6.15pm Free

ELIAS QUARTET and FRIENDS Tim Horton piano Laurène Durantel double bass Quartet in Eb Op. 44 No. 3 Sextet in D Op. 110 Quartet in F minor Op. 80 Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Sunday 29 November CONCERT PIECES and CLARINETS ELIAS QUARTET Peter Cropper violin, Ettore Causa viola, Moray Welsh cello, Matt Hunt basset-horn Pascal Moraguès clarinet, Tim Horton piano Konzertstück in F Op. 113 Piano Quartet in B minor Op. 3 Book 1 Songs without words Op. 19 Four Pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 Konzertstück in D minor Op. 114 Hall One 11.30am £11.50 29


CLASSICAL OPERA COMPANY Handel in Italy 2 – 5 December

THE CLASSICAL OPERA COMPANY commemorates the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death with a survey of the magnificent series of works which he wrote in Italy at the outset of his career. Handel arrived in Italy towards the end of 1706, at the age of twenty-one, returning to his native Germany in early 1710. This period marked his coming-of-age as a composer, and many of his Italian compositions are now recognised as masterpieces. The Classical Opera Company has assembled an outstanding line-up of artists for this major Handel celebration. Wednesday 2 December

Thursday 3 December

Friday 4 December

Saturday 5 December

HANDEL: Dixit Dominus

HANDEL: Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

HANDEL’S TRAGIC HEROINES

STUDY AFTERNOON HANDEL in ITALY

Soloists and Chamber Choir of the Classical Opera Company Orchestra of the Classical Opera Company Ian Page conductor The week begins with the opulent baroque splendour of Handel’s Dixit Dominus, his celebrated setting of Psalm 109 composed in Rome in the spring of 1707. Hall One 7.45pm

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HANDEL: ‘La terra è liberata’ (Apollo e Dafne), HWV 122 Mary Bevan Dafne tbc Apollo Orchestra of the Classical Opera Company Ian Page conductor This superb cantata for two singers and orchestra dates from the very end of Handel’s time in Italy – he began the work in Venice at the beginning of 1710, but the score was either still unfinished or substantially revised when he returned to Hanover later that year. Hall One 9.00pm

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Rebecca Bottone Bellezza Caitlin Hulcup Piacere Marie Elliott Disinganno Ben Johnson Tempo Orchestra of the Classical Opera Company Ian Page conductor This magnificent work is one of Handel’s earliest masterpieces, and has recently been attracting the accolades and popularity which it so richly deserves. A glorious sequence of arias and ensembles includes an early version of the famous ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ and the exquisite final aria, ‘Tu del Ciel ministro eletto’. Hall One 7.30pm £34.50 £29.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Martene Grimson soprano Ruby Hughes soprano Sigriður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir mezzo-soprano Matthew Truscott violin Sarah Sexton violin Sarah McMahon cello Steven Devine harpsichord ‘Armida abbandonata’, HWV 105 ‘Alpestre monte’, HWV 81 ‘O Numi eterni!’ (La Lucrezia), HWV 145 ‘Notte placida e cheta’, HWV 142 ‘Agrippina condotta a morire’, HWV 110 Handel wrote over 80 cantatas during his time in Italy, of which these five are among the greatest, each one a miniature opera in its own right. Psychologically intense portraits of three great Roman heroines – Armida, Lucretia and Agrippina – are balanced by two of Handel’s most exquisite pastoral cantatas. Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Acclaimed Handel expert David Vickers discusses Handel’s time in Italy with Ian Page, conductor and artistic director of the Classical Opera Company, providing an overview of the period and focusing in particular on the magnificent Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno. St Pancras Room 2.00pm – 5.00pm £12.50 (or £6 with ticket for either performance of Il Trionfo)

HANDEL: Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno Rebecca Bottone Bellezza Caitlin Hulcup Piacere Marie Elliott Disinganno Ben Johnson Tempo Orchestra of the Classical Opera Company Ian Page conductor This magnificent work is one of Handel’s earliest masterpieces, and has recently been attracting the accolades and popularity which it so richly deserves. A glorious sequence of arias and ensembles includes an early version of the famous ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ and the exquisite final aria, ‘Tu del Ciel ministro eletto’. Hall One 7.30pm £34.50 £29.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

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TRANSITION PROJECTS Darkness and Light Friday 11 December

Saturday 12 December

BARTÓK: MIKROKOSMOS

Led by director/video artist Netia Jones, soprano Claire Booth and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, the critically-acclaimed TRANSITION PROJECTS present staged concerts and performances with new media, video and film, exploring a new language for live performance. In DARKNESS AND LIGHT Transition explore some of the most stunning works of modern and baroque music – works which were both experimental and influential in their own time. ‘Bold and lively, contemporary and profoundly moving’ The Guardian

A second opportunity to see this performance of Bartók’s inspiring and influential Mikrokosmos. Hall One 6.30pm

DOWLAND: IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL

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Thursday 10 December

DOWLAND: IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL

BARTÓK: MIKROKOSMOS

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Performed with a dancer and live interactive film, this staged performance of Bartók’s seminal collection for the piano, Mikrokosmos, was greeted with great acclaim in 2008. Composed between 1926 and 1939, it was described by the composer as ‘a synthesis of all the musical and technical problems’, and these playful, beautiful and exciting works encapsulate Bartók’s stunning compositional sound world. Hall One 7.45pm

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As the days close in, Transition celebrate the coldest, darkest months of the year with a staged performance of John Dowland’s exquisite songs of melancholy, pleasurable pain, and delicious misery, for countertenor and lute, in a performance that was a sell-out in 2007. Hall One 7.45pm

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STRAVINSKY: RECOLLECTIONS OF MY CHILDHOOD

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After the ground-breaking arrival of the Rite of Spring, Stravinsky found himself at the turning point between the past and the future of music. His ‘little songs’, written directly after the epic masterpiece, form the basis of this evening’s journey through the composer’s vocal and instrumental landscape. Hall One 9.00pm

COUPERIN: LEÇONS DE TÉNÈBRES

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Composed in 1714, these lamentations are set to some of the most beautiful, rich, yet restrained music for two voices by Couperin, as decribed by Diderot; ‘everything was there: the delicacy of the singing, the expressive power, and the gentleness…captivating our souls and holding them in a most singular state of suspense…’ Hall One 9.00pm

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BIBER AND THE BAROQUE: SONATAS Wednesday 9 December

Another chance to see this programme of exquisite melancholy for countertenor and lute by John Dowland. Hall One 6.30pm

9 – 12 December

‘Transition…startlingly original… bright, imaginative…fresh and fascinating’ The Independent

Biber’s musical inventiveness, both as a composer and as an innovative violinist, is celebrated by Transition in a performance with live and interactive film. Biber’s sonatas come to life, creating a vivid picture of the heights to which he brought the art of violin playing in the 17th century. Hall One 7.45pm

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BERIO: SEQUENZA AND SOLOS In 1958 Berio undertook one of his most celebrated compositional ideas, his series of sequenzas. Number VIII for violin is seen by many as the most successful and exhilarating of all Berio’s solo works. Hall One 7.45pm

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SCHOENBERG: PIERROT LUNAIRE The Guardian’s ‘Surprise Pick of the Year’ 2007, Claire Booth’s ‘powerhouse performance’ of Schoenberg’s work for soprano and piano quintet is accompanied by innovative video and film by Netia Jones, and performed by a group of talented young soloists conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, together with other works by Berg and Schoenberg. Hall One 9.00pm

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SCARLATTI: CORREA NEL SENO AMATO One of the most beautiful cantatas ever composed, Correa nel Seno Amato tells the story of a young man’s love-lorn woes as the sun sets over wintry woods. With a baroque ensemble playing on period instruments, and performed in the original language with projected translations, Transition present an innovative staged version of this stunning cantata. Hall One 9.00pm

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I FAGIOLINI’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Their innovative small-scale productions have opened up their favourite Renaissance and contemporary music to new audiences and have included films and operas as well as chamber-style events. In 2006 they won the top UK ensemble prize from the Royal Philmarmonic Society. This special week sees I Fagiolini ‘a capella’ in a festive Christmas programme, with their fiery Norwegian colleagues in Bach (there is no better venue than Kings Place for this), and a Schubert recital from ex-Fagiolino James Gilchrist.

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Wednesday 16 December

Friday 18 December

CHRISTMAS AROUND EUROPE

ALEHOUSE

I FAGIOLINI A beautiful mix of Renaissance and 20th century Christmas music from around Europe: Byrd motets, a Swiss clocktower chime, seasonal monody by Hildegard of Bingen, a Poulenc wartime cantata, some Spanish fizz and an alternative to the twelve days of Christmas. Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

BAROKKSOLISTENE In the 17th century, many Alehouses were turned into Musick Houses where one might meet Henry Purcell and other composers presenting new works, or just duelling with local folk-musicians. Norwegian wizards of baroque and folk music revisit this repertoire with spectacular results! Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

Thursday 17 December

Saturday 19 December

SCHUBERT – WINTERREISE

INTIMATE BACH

James Gilchrist tenor Anna Tilbrook piano In Schubert’s eternally popular song-cycle, Heine’s poetry uses a winter journey to paint the increasingly desperate voyage of a man disappointed in love. James Gilchrist is one of England’s most sought-after tenors with a special affinity for this repertoire. Hall One 7.30pm £29.50 £24.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50

I FAGIOLINI / BAROKKSOLISTENE It’s now generally accepted that Bach would have performed his own sacred music with one singer to a part, but today we rarely hear such performances in the right acoustic. In the perfect intimacy of Kings Place, hear the beautiful G minor Lutheran Mass and seasonal cantatas. Early booking is advised. Hall One 7.30pm £34.50 £29.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50

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Vocal soloists I FAGIOLINI, now in their 24th year, have long been one of the jewels in the British music scene.

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ORCHESTRA of the AGE of ENLIGHTENMENT / Bite-Size Baroque The OAE is one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles. Founded in 1986 and governed by its players it gives performances characterised by excellence, passion and commitment. Working with many leading conductors and soloists it tours extensively within the UK and internationally and has its Headquarters here at Kings Place. MATTHEW BARLEY / Extreme Cello Matthew Barley is known internationally as a cellist, improviser, arranger, music animateur and director of Between The Notes. His ground-breaking programmes have been performed in over 50 countries, in great concert halls, jazz clubs, schools, prisons and a vegan café in Edinburgh. LONDON SINFONIETTA / Sonic Explorations The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and its ambitious programming. It is committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture and pushing boundaries; regularly undertaking projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers, electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians.  www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk JOHN METCALFE / Beyond the Loop New Zealand-born composer and violist John Metcalfe is one of the UK’s most exciting and versatile musicians. From giving string quartet recitals world-wide to releasing his own genre-defying music and collaborating with artists such as Blur, George Michael, Jessye Norman and Peter Gabriel, Metcalfe has been highly acclaimed for his unique brand of music-making.

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HAYDN TRIO EISENSTADT / Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Haydn Trio Eisenstadt has won international recognition for its playing and innovative projects and are musical ambassadors of Haydn’s home region, Eisenstadt. The programmes include eighteen new piano trios commissioned for Haydn’s bicentenary, the best of Haydn’s piano trios and his wonderful settings of Scottish folksongs.

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This Season’s Curators LEVON CHILINGIRIAN / Schubert and Beyond Levon Chilingirian is first violin of the celebrated Chilingirian Quartet, whose repertoire and recordings span classical to contemporary works. Artistic director of several festivals, Chilingirian is also sought-after as a soloist and leader of chamber orchestras. He is Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music. The Guardian HAY FESTIVAL / at Kings Place The Guardian Hay Festival is a world-leading organisation, specialising in the creation of international literary festivals. Alongside the original Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, it has founded Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Hay Festival Segovia and Hay Festival Alhambra in Spain. New projects for 2009 include Beirut 39 in Lebanon and Storymoja in Kenya. www.hayfestival.com INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FOUNDATION / London Guitar Festival The IGF is an arts agency dedicated to the promotion, understanding and enjoyment of the guitar, its music and artists. Our work places the guitar at the centre of an adventurous programming ethos that specializes in large-scale participatory events, reaching new audiences, nurturing talent and creating new music. www.igf.org.uk RED ORANGE / LIFEM 09 Red Orange is a London-based audience and artist development agency. Its work involves consultancy, curation, management, booking, marketing, broadcasting, live events production and touring. It is a leading purveyor in the execution of forward-thinking music, dance and performance art. ALDEBURGH MUSIC / Aldeburgh Highlights Inspired by the legacy of our founder Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh Music today is not only home to an internationally-acclaimed Festival and year-round performance programme but also a major centre for the development of the world’s most talented musicians and young artists. LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL / Stefano Bollani Young Italian pianist Stefano Bollani is one of the rising stars of European jazz. Mentored by the great trumpeter Enrico Rava from a young age, Bollani has also played with countless others – including Richard Galliano, Pat Metheny, Michel Portal, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Paolo Fresu – and has appeared on the world’s most prestigious stages. 37


PETER CROPPER / Celebrating Mendelssohn For over 40 years the name Peter Cropper was synonymous with that of the Lindsay Quartet, whose impassioned style and close identification with the quartets of Beethoven set it in the vanguard of British chamber ensembles. A duo partnership with Martin Roscoe has produced more insightful recordings of Beethoven, and with Moray Welsh adding cello, Cropper is enthusiastically exploring the piano trio repertoire anew. THE CLASSICAL OPERA COMPANY / Handel in Italy The Classical Opera Company was founded in 1997 by conductor Ian Page. It specialises in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries, performing with its own period-instrument orchestra, and has attracted considerable acclaim for its high quality and imaginative programming, but in particular its ability to discover and nurture outstanding young singers. NETIA JONES / Transition Projects – Darkness and Light Netia Jones is a director/designer and video designer in opera and theatre, using video, film and projected media in all of her work. She is founder and artistic director of Transition, which launched in 2007, the ‘energetic’ (The Guardian) and ‘vibrant’ (The Independent) performance group which combines live music and opera with new media, video and film. ROBERT HOLLINGWORTH / I Fagiolini’s Christmas Party Robert Hollingworth founded I Fagiolini in 1986. Notable productions are The Full Monteverdi (also a film), Faust, The Birds and Tallis in Wonderland (live singers and 100 speakers). He writes and presents for Radio 3, conducts the BBC Singers, many European choirs, the AAM and coached Joaquin Phoenix in Quills.

FREE JAZZ FRIDAYS

with the Spitz Jazz Collective In the Atrium, Kings Place, Fridays 5.30pm – 8.30pm Kick-start your weekend! Spitz Jazz Collective are now delighted to be resident at Kings Place on Friday evenings – a welcome addition to the great music to be enjoyed at Kings Place.   Jane Glitre, Spitz Founder

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DATE Wed 9 Thur 10 Fri 11 Sat 12 Sun 13 Mon 14 Thur 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Wed 23 Thur 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28

AUTUMN CALENDAR TIME / SPACE 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm St Pancras Rm 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 12.30pm* Hall One 1.45pm* Hall One 6.30pm St Pancras Rm 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 10am* Hall One 11.15am* Hall One 12.30pm* Hall One 2pm St Pancras Rm 4pm* Hall One 5.15pm* Hall One 7.30pm Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 11am* Hall One 12.15pm* Hall One 5.20pm St Pancras Rm 6.30pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm St Pancras Rm 8.30pm* Hall One 9.30pm Concert Bar 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm St Pancras 8.30pm* Hall One 9.30pm Concert Bar 4pm St Pancras 7.30pm Hall One 6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two

THEME Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival Eisenstadt Haydn Festival LCMS LCMS Out Hear Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE Bite-size Baroque – OAE LCMS Words on Monday Out Hear Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello Extreme Cello LCMS Out Hear

EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE Haydn Trio Eisenstadt - Austria and Australia... C Haydn Trio Eisenstadt - Austria and Australia... C A Breedy Lane - Pre-concert talk T Drink and Fight - Haydn Trio Eisenstadt C Drink and Fight - Haydn Trio Eisenstadt C Mary Queen of Scots - Haydn Trio Eisenstadt C with Lorna Anderson and Jamie MacDougall C Pre-concert talk on Robert Burns T Haydn’s Scottish folksongs C Auld Lang Syne Haydn’s Scottish folksongs C HTE with Baryton Ensemble and Flute Trio C HTE with Baryton Ensemble and Flute Trio C HTE with Flute Trio C Why Haydn? T Haydn Trio Eisenstadt C The Night will not Draw on C Words in Music T Haydn Trio Eisenstadt and Lorna Anderson C Haydn Trio Eisenstadt and Lorna Anderson C Early Morning Strings C Early Morning Strings C Pre-concert talk T Haydn Trio Eisenstadt – Haydn Bicentenary C Directed and Undirected - The LIO at Kings Place Co Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach C Pre-concert talk T Handel, Vivaldi, Geminiani C The Aftershow C Corelli, Handel, Vivaldi C Pre-concert talk T Torelli, Vivaldi, Locatelli C The Aftershow C Vivaldi’s Women (documentary film) Fi The Voice of Handel / Ian Bostridge C Emperor Quartet C The Nature Debate 01 T Twittering Machines and Sutartinés Co Matthew Barley and Kit Armstrong C Matthew Barley and Julian Joseph J Matthew Barley and Kit Armstrong C The Cello and The Sufi C/W Schubert’s Quintet in C C The Matthew Barley Ensemble C Between the Notes CC Cello and Tabla C/W Matthew Barley and Julian Joseph J The Virtual Cellist CC/W Raphael Wallfisch and John York C In The Asylum / The Composers Ensemble Co

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TIME / SPACE THEME EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE 6.45pm St Pancras Rm Sonic Explorations Jonathan Harvey in Conversation T 7.45pm* Hall One Sonic Explorations 20th Century Classics - 1 Co 9pm Hall One Sonic Explorations Letters from the Americas Co 6.30pm* Hall Two Sonic Explorations Introducing IRCAM CC 7.45pm* Hall One Sonic Explorations Inside IRCAM CC 9pm* Hall One Sonic Explorations New work, new sonics CC 10.30am St Pancras Rm Sonic Explorations Family Workshop Fa 12pm St Pancras Rm Sonic Explorations Family Workshop Fa 4.30pm Hall Two Sonic Explorations KX Collective: Sound Stations CC 6.30pm* Hall One Sonic Explorations Electric Britain CC 7.45pm* Hall One Sonic Explorations 20th Century Classics - 2 CC 9pm* Hall Two Sonic Explorations Re-wired CC 10.15pm Hall Two Sonic Explorations Globalalia CC 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Fibonacci Sequence C 7pm Hall One Words on Monday Pablo Neruda T 8pm Hall Two Out Hear Close Encounter with Jonathan Harvey Co 7.30pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop Ensemble Bash CC 9pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop Red Snapper J 7.30pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop The Duke Quartet CC 9pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop Plaid El 7.30pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop The John Metcalfe Band CC 9pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop Durutti Column CC 7.30pm* Hall One Beyond the Loop Jon Hopkins CC 9pm Hall One Beyond the Loop The Bays/The Heritage Orchestra Co/El 5.20pm St Pancras Rm LCMS Pre-concert Talk T 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Tippett String Quartet C 7pm Hall One Words on Monday ART: What’s It Good For? T 8pm Hall Two Out Hear new music::new Ireland Part 1 C 7.45pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond Schubert’s Vienna and 100 Years On C 9pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond The Long Journey C 7.45pm Hall One Schubert and Beyond Songs from Central, Southern & Northern Europe C 9pm Hall One Schubert and Beyond A Quartet with Five C 6.30pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond Rare Duos C 7.45pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond Day and Night C 9pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond Swedish Folk Song in Schubert C 6.30pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond Popular but Serious C 7.45pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond The Mighty Struggle of Light against Darkness C 9pm* Hall One Schubert and Beyond The Greatest Piece Ever Written? C 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Erik Schumann and Vicky Yannoula C 7pm Hall One Words on Monday Clive James – The Blaze of Obscurity T 8pm Hall Two Out Hear String Theories Co 11.15am-9pm* Hall One The Guardian Hay Festival Kings Place Book Club T 10am-9pm* Hall One The Guardian Hay Festival Kings Place Book Club T 10am-1.30pm* Hall One The Guardian Hay Festival Kings Place Book Club T 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Rosamunde Trio C 7pm Hall One Words on Monday The Guardian Events Series T 8pm Hall Two Out Hear The Spontaneous Cosmic RawExtra Co 7.45pm* Hall One London Guitar Festival in the Fall Vida Guitar Quartet W 9pm* Hall One London Guitar Festival in the Fall Xuefei Yang W 7.45pm* Hall One London Guitar Festival in the Fall DuOuD W * kp45' – 45 minute concert, with no interval

AUTUMN CALENDAR TIME / SPACE 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 11am Limehouse Rm 1pm Hall One 2pm Limehouse Rm 2pm Wenlock Rm 2pm Horsfall Rm 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 8.15pm Hall One 9pm Hall One 6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 5.30-10pm St Panc. Rm 6.30pm* Hall One 6.45pm* Hall Two 7.45pm* Hall One 8pm* Hall Two 9pm* Hall One 9.15pm* Hall Two 5.30-10pm St Panc. Rm 6.30pm* Hall One 6.45pm* Hall Two 7.45pm* Hall One 8pm* Hall Two 9pm* Hall One 9.15pm* Hall Two 6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two 7.30pm Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm* Hall One 7.45pm* Hall One 9pm* Hall One 6.30pm Hall One 7pm Hall One 8pm Hall Two

THEME London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall London Guitar Festival in the Fall LCMS Words on Monday Out Hear LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LIFEM LCMS Words on Monday Out Hear Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Highlights Aldeburgh LCMS Words on Monday Out Hear

EVENT / PERFORMANCE DuOuD and Special Guests Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara Tom Kerstens Juan Carlos Romero Classic Rock Workshop Tomorrow People Stage Martin Simpson in Masterclass The Reduced Guitar Workshop Vida Guitar Quartet Ensemble Class Clive Caroll Martin Taylor with Martin Simpson Institutionalised Martin Simpson with Martin Taylor Hanover Band Principal Players Poetry and Film Sum Over Histories Concert 1 Concert 2 Concert 3 Concert 4 Films Loop Concert 5 Concert 6 Concert 7 Concert 8 Concert 9 Concert 10 Films Loop Concert 11 Concert 12 Concert 13 Concert 14 Concert 15 Concert 16 Orchestra of St John’s Ensemble The Nature Debate 2 Oto Projects Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Britten Song Cycles Britten Song Cycles Aurora Orchestra Aurora Orchestra Aurora Orchestra La Nuova Musica Chiaroscuro Quartet La Nuova Musica Wihan Quartet The Art of Rhetoric – English PEN new music::new Ireland Part 2

* kp45' – 45 minute concert, with no interval

GENRE W W W W C C F C W C J C J C T Co Co Co Co Co Fi Co Co Co Co Co Co Fi Co Co Co Co Co Co C T Co C C C C C C C C C C T C

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DATE TIME / SPACE THEME EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE Wed 18 7.45pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J Wed 18 9pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J Thur 19 7.45pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J 9pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J Fri 20 6.30pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J 7.45pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J 9pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J Sat 21 6.30pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J 7.45pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J 9pm* Hall One London Jazz Festival Stefano Bollani Residency J Sun 22 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Fiorini Piano Trio C Mon 23 7pm Hall One Words on Monday The Guardian Events Series T 8pm Hall Two Out Hear The Sound Alchemists C Wed 25 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Mendelssohn Elias Quartet and Friends C Thur 26 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Mendelssohn Elias Quartet C Fri 27 6.15pm Hall One Celebrating Mendelssohn Songs With and Without Words C 7.30pm* Hall One Celebrating Mendelssohn Elias Quartet C Sat 28 6.15pm Foyer Celebrating Mendelssohn The Junior Academy of Music C 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Mendelssohn Elias Quartet and Friends C Sun 29 11.30am Hall One Celebrating Mendelssohn Concert Pieces and Clarinets C 5.20pm St Pancras Rm LCMS Pre-concert Talk T 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Orpheus & Bacchus Festival Ensemble C Mon 30 7pm Hall One Words on Monday Robbie Burns – 250th Anniversary Celebration T Wed 2 7.45pm* Hall One COC – Handel in Italy Handel: Dixit Dominus C 9pm* Hall One COC – Handel in Italy Handel: ‘La terra è liberata’ C Thur 3 7.30pm Hall One COC – Handel in Italy Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno C Fri 4 7.30pm Hall One COC – Handel in Italy Handel’s Tragic Heroines C Sat 5 2pm St Pancras Rm COC – Handel in Italy Study Afternoon C 7.30pm Hall One COC – Handel in Italy Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno C Sun 6 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Divertimenti C Mon 7 7pm Hall One Words on Monday Andrew Marr on The Making of Modern Britain T 8pm Hall Two Out Hear Sophia Town to Camden Town C Wed 9 7.45pm* Hall One Darkness and Light In Darkness Let Me Dwell C 9pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Stravinsky: Recollections of my Childhood C Thur 10 7.45pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Bartók: Mikrokosmos C Thurs 10 9pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres C Fri 11 6.30pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Bartók: Mikrokosmos C 7.45pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Biber and the Baroque: Sonatas C 9pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire C Sat 12 6.30pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Dowland: In Darkness Let Me Dwell C 7.45pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Berio: Sequenza and solos C 9pm* Hall One Darkness and Light Scarlatti: Correa nel Seno Amato C Sun 13 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Kandinsky Piano Trio C Wed 16 7.30pm Hall One I Fagiolini’s Christmas Party Christmas Around Europe C Thur 17 7.30pm Hall One I Fagiolini’s Christmas Party Schubert - Winterreise C Fri 18 7.30pm Hall One I Fagiolini’s Christmas Party Alehouse C Sat 19 7.30pm Hall One I Fagiolini’s Christmas Party Intimate Bach C Sun 20 6.30pm Hall One LCMS Henschel Quartet and Choristers C GENRE CODE: C - Classical F - Folk Fa - Family Fi - Film CC - Contemporary Classical J - Jazz T - Talk Co - Contemporary V - Voice W - World El - Electronic * kp45' – 45 minute concert, with no interval

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KINGS PLACE GALLERY T: 0207 520 1485 F: 0207 520 1487 E: kpg@kingsplace.co.uk OPENING HOURS Kings Place Gallery and Bookshop: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat & Sun 12 noon – 6pm Closed Bank Holidays Admission Free

right: Ørnulf Opdahl Town by the Sea II Watercolour, 25 x 35cm

Ian McKeever Temple Painting 2005/06

Jane Bown Samuel Beckett

IAN McKEEVER: The Temple Paintings 4 September – 16 October

LYNN CHADWICK RA 16 September – 8 November

Ian McKeever has developed a pictorial language which is unique in British painting. Produced between 2004 and 2006, the Temple Paintings show the artist’s continuing interest in exploring a visual language that subtly shifts between figuration and abstraction, but which is neither narrative nor symbolic.

Pangolin London is delighted to present a major show of sculpture by celebrated sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914 – 2003). Widely considered one of the most important British sculptors of the 20th century, this exhibition explores his abstract work of the 1950s and includes a number of pieces never seen before in public.

JANE BOWN: 100 Portraits 22 October – 22 November

JON BUCK 18 November – 10 January 2010

Jane Bown has been taking portraits for The Observer newspaper since the late 1940s. Working almost exclusively in black and white, she is widely regarded as the finest portrait photographer of her generation. The exhibition includes her iconic images of Samuel Beckett, Björk, the Queen, as well as a wealth of unknown portraits from the 1950s and 60s.

With his bold, bright animal and human forms Jon Buck’s lively sculptures explore our connection with the primitive. His ability to reduce detail to simple line and volume results in sculptures that are immediately recognisable yet distinctly powerful. This body of new work will certainly help dispel the winter blues. (Exhibition is closed between Christmas and New Year.)

ØRNULF OPDAHL: Recent Paintings 27 November – 12 February 2010 It is no mere coincidence that Norway’s most distinguished contemporary landscape painters come from the west of Norway, a landscape which is marked by deep contrasts and an evanescent light. Even though he derives his work from the landscape, Opdahl creates images which are worlds removed from picturesque certainties of Nordic stereotypes. Instead of sun-dappled fjords, cobalt blue skies and tidily ordered conifers, he offers towering slabs of earthy pigment, shafts of filtering light and an ominous sense of natural power.

PANGOLIN LONDON KINGS PLACE T: 020 7520 1480 gallery@pangolinlondon.com www.pangolinlondon.com

OPENING HOURS Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm; Mondays by appointment only. Closed Bank Holidays and between exhibitions. All works are available for purchase. Admission is free. The gallery is available for corporate hire and private parties, please contact us for further information.

above: Lynn Chadwick Moon of Alabama 1957, Bronze

Jon Buck far left: High Flyer left: Double Take Bronze Photographs © Steve Russell

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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 satisfying.

Autumn at ROTUNDA Restaurant Executive Chef Ian Green, with his young and enthusiastic kitchen team, has created a regularly-changing menu using the most seasonal ingredients. The meat originates from the company’s farm in Northumberland and is hung and matured in the purpose-built hanging room at Kings Place. Classic British dishes including braised lamb and beef, stews, steaks and pies are a highlight this autumn – and taste their best!   The seasonal menu is accompanied by an extensive and affordable list of Old and New World wines, many of which are available by the glass and carafe. There is also a monthly list showcasing fine wines at affordable prices, and all are available by the glass, carafe and bottle.   Located along the waterfront with views of the picturesque Regent’s Canal and Battlebridge Basin, Rotunda Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Be sure to take advantage of the pre-concert menu of two courses for £16.95, served daily between 5pm and 7.30pm. To make a reservation, call 020 7014 2840 or visit our website. www.rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk

Our relaxed café in the Atrium is open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 7.30pm; weekends 10am to 7.30pm. Our mouth watering sandwiches, salads and desserts are prepared daily by our chefs at Kings Place. There is plenty of comfortable seating space. Join us for live Jazz on Friday evenings to kick start your weekend (between 5.30pm and 8.30pm)! www.greenandfortune.co.uk

Kings Place EVENTS Outstanding meeting and events spaces for up to 420 guests. ‘When we booked Kings Place for our event, of course we knew that it was a great venue, a sentiment echoed by my colleagues here at VisitBritain and www.kingsplaceevents.co.uk many of our guests. But what we couldn’t know was just how professional, warm, welcoming and efficient you all are. And the ‘icing on the cake’ was t: 020 7014 2838 a delicious lunch, not to mention excellent coffee and pastries!’ or email to events@kingsplaceevents.co.uk

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Ticket Information Saver Seats £9.50; kp45' Saver Seats £6.50

Getting to Kings Place

HALL ONE ASSIGNED SEATING Choose where you would like to sit in advance. You will find the online ticket prices listed next to each event. Please add £2 to the online ticket price if booking by other methods. £9.50 – for a full-length concert £6.50 – for our 45 minute concerts, marked kp45' Saver Seats are 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.

KINGS PLACE is located just 300 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.

Premium Seats: A limited number of Premium Seats are available at an additional cost. Please ask the Box Office or visit the website for further details.

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 390. Other services running to nearby King’s Cross St Pancras: 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.

HALL TWO GENERAL ADMISSION The online ticket price is listed next to each event. The earlier you book the cheaper the ticket. General admission/ standing. Some events in Hall Two may be standing only.

kp45' indicates a shorter concert – 45 minutes with no interval. book online at www.kingsplace.co.uk for best prices. Please note, tickets cost £2 extra if booked offline by these methods: By Phone: 020 7520 1490 From 12 noon – 8pm Monday to Saturday; 12 noon – 7pm Sundays. Closed Bank Holidays. In Person: The Box Office is open from 12 noon Monday to Sunday. Closed Bank Holidays. By Post: Kings Place Box Office, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG FREE EVENTS: Tickets available on the door, limited availability. ACCESS: Kings Place is fully accessible for wheelchair users, with accessible toilets on each floor. Some 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 – just switch hearing aids to ‘T’. 48

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 For further information please contact the Box Office at info@kingsplace.co.uk BICYCLE Cycle racks are available on Crinan Street. Cycle helmets and other equipment can be left in any of the cloakrooms at Kings Place.

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‘Kings Place is a space that performers will want to play, and audiences will want to visit, with its combination of world-class acoustics, free art galleries – and great bacon sandwiches.’ The Guardian

‘Kings Place stands like a kind of urban island, with Regent’s Canal to one side and Battlebridge Basin to the rear. Looking from the front, you can see greenery, while the water at the back was a pleasant surprise...the building could hardly be more welcoming.’ Sunday Times

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

‘The larger Hall One, dressed in 500 year-old Black Forest oak, is comfortable, intimate and raked, guaranteeing perfect sight lines even for the more Lilliputian. Its columned upper level is cleverly lit to create an illusion of blue sky in a subterranean shoebox. Imagine one of De Chirico’s mysterious arcaded piazzas.’ Evening Standard

‘Kings Place is a wonderful resource for concert audiences across North London, with some fascinating projects.’ Ham & High

‘The acoustic is excellent and the performers seem genuinely thrilled with it.’ Classic FM

90 York Way London N1 9AG

a new creative centre presenting music, painting and sculpture from around the world, with a waterside restaurant, bar/café, conference and events facilities

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