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SUMMER SEASON 2010

DAME EMMA KIRKBY ROBERT LEVIN MARTHA ARGERICH RUSSELL KANE KATHRYN TICKELL LONDON SINFONIETTA NORMA WINSTONE RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT JOHN METCALFE


Welcome to Kings Place Summer is a great time to visit Kings Place. Sit by the canal on the terrace with a drink or a snack, watch the world go by and browse through our Summer programme. You’ll find the usual huge variety of quality events – classical and contemporary music, jazz, comedy and the spoken word. If you haven’t been to Kings Place yet, we hope you will visit us soon. And if you already know us, we look forward to welcoming you back. Peter Millican ceo


Summer Season at a glance • DARBAR FESTIVAL 20101 – 4 April 18 • FOLKWORKS: From the North 20 – 23 January 22 • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: BEETHOVEN WITH GUTS 2724 • THE IRISH AMERICAN 10 – 13 February 28 • LONDON SINFONIETTA’S Experiment! 17 – 20 February 30 • PARTAGER: Paris/London/New York Jazz 27 February 32 • MATTHEW BARLEY plays JOHN METCALFE 34 • SAMUEL JOSEPH presents JAZZ: VOICE+PIANO 4 – 6 March 35 • BIRDS EYE VIEW: Sound & Silents 10 – 13 March 36 • CHOPIN UNWRAPPED: Week 3 17 – 20 March 38 • SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE: Saint Saëns’s Paris 25 – 27 March 40 • FRETWORK: The World Encompassed 1 – 4 April 42 • Royal Academy of Music 2010 HIGHLIGHTS 1 – 4 April 44 • CELEBRATING ARGENTINA 200 46 PLUS our regular strands each week throughout the season: LONDON CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES Sundays in Hall One WORDS on MONDAY Spoken word in Hall One OUT HEAR Contemporary & experimental sounds, Mondays in Hall Two OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! Comedy, Thursdays in Hall Two FREE JAZZ FRIDAYS in the Atrium, 6 – 9pm TALKING ART Lectures and discussions in St Pancras Room

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SUMMER CALENDAR April 2

DATE TIME / SPACE EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE DARBAR FESTIVAL 2010 Thu 1 7.30pm Hall One Darbar Festival – Encounter: P Rozario & V Sahasrabuddhe World 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Alun Cochrane, Ahir Shah, Ray Peacock Comedy Fri 2 1.45pm Hall One Darbar Festival – Carnatic Veena / Sarangi World 5.20pm Hall Two Darbar Festival – Tabla Solo by Satyajit Talwalkar World 5.20pm St Pancras Rm Darbar Festival – Tuning into Indian Music FREE Talk 6.30pm Hall One Darbar Festival – Flute / Carnatic Vocal World 7.30pm Hall Two Darbar Festival – Ramchand Pakistan Film Sat 3 10am Hall One Darbar Festival – Hindustani Khayal with Veena Sahasrabuddhe World 12.30pm St Pancras Rm Darbar Festival – Children’s Music Workshop FREE Educational 1.45pm Hall One Darbar Festival – Talk with Pandit Shiv Kumar / K Das Sitar Recital Talk / World 5.20pm Hall Two Darbar Festival – Exploring the Tanpura World 6.30pm Hall One Darbar Festival – N/S Indian Percussion / Dhrupad with the Gundechas World 7.30pm Hall Two Darbar Festival – Lovesongs: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Film Sun 4 10am Hall One Darbar Festival – Rajhesh Vaidhya: Carnatic Veena with a Difference World 12.30pm St Pancras Rm Darbar Festival – Children’s Music Workshop FREE Educational 1.45pm Hall One Darbar Festival – Talk with Ranjani & Gayatri / Khayal Recital Talk / World 5.20pm Hall Two Darbar Festival – Exploring Kanjira World 6.30pm Hall One Darbar Festival – Soumik Datta (sarod) / Pandit Shiv Kumar (santoor) World 7.30pm Hall Two Darbar Festival – Well Done Abba Film FOLKWORKS: From the North Wed 7 8pm Hall One Folkworks: From the North – Kathryn Tickell Band Folk Thu 8 8pm Hall One Folkworks: From the North – Pitmen Poets Folk 8pm Hall One Off With Their Heads! – Andrew Lawrence, Matt Rudge, Jimmy McGhie Comedy Fri 9 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 8pm Hall One Folkworks: From the North – Catriona Macdonald, The Shee Folk Sat 10 10.30am L/W/H/StP Folkworks: From the North – Workshop 1 Educational 12.30pm Hall Two Folkworks: From the North – Folklahoma Folk 1.30pm L/W/H/StP Folkworks: From the North – Workshop 2 Educational 3.15pm Hall Two Folkworks: From the North – The Muckle Ballads Folk 4.30pm L/W/H/StP Folkworks: From the North – Workshop 3 Educational 6.30pm Hall Two Folkworks: From the North – Celtic Collections Folk 8pm Hall One Folkworks: From the North – Fiddle Singers Folk Sun 11 5.20pm St Pancras Rm London Chamber Music Society – Pre-concert Talk Talk 6.30pm Hall One London Chamber Music Society – Graffin Quartet, Denis Pascal (piano) Classical ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: Beethoven with Guts Mon 12 6.30pm St Pancras Talking Art: The Miner in Art – Kings Place Gallery Talk 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – Fatima Bhutto: Songs of Blood and Sword Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Exploring Sound and Time Contemporary Thu 15 6.45pm Hall One OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Flute and Strings Classical 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Jim Tavare, Nick Helm, Tom Deacon Comedy 8pm St Pancras Rm OAE: Beethoven with Guts – ‘Who did Beethoven think he was?’ Talk 8.45pm Hall One OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Wind Octets Classical 9.45pm Concert Bar OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Aftershow FREE Classical Fri 16 1pm Hall Two OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Beethoven from Scratch Educational 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 6.45pm Hall One OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Beethoven, Levin and Friends Classical 8pm St Pancras Rm OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Beethoven Treasures in the British Library Talk 8.45pm Hall One OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Beethoven’s Septet Classical 9.45pm Concert Bar OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Aftershow FREE Classical


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DATE TIME / SPACE EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE Sat 17 11am Hall Two OAE: Beethoven with Guts – OAE Tots Educational 2.30pm Hall Two OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Dance with Beethoven! Educational 5pm St Pancras Rm OAE: Beethoven with Guts – In Search of Beethoven Film 7.30pm Hall One OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Robert Levin in Recital Classical Sun 18 11.30am Hall Two OAE: Beethoven with Guts – Coffee Concert Classical 6.30pm Hall One London Chamber Music Society – The Greenwich Trio Classical THE IRISH AMERICAN Mon 19 6.30pm St Pancras Talking Art: Collecting Sculpture – Pangolin London Talk 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – Poet in the City on John Keats Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Memory Field: Music and Image after Antony Gormley Contemporary Wed 21 7.30pm Hall One The Irish American – String Quartets of Philip Glass Classical Thu 22 7.45pm Hall One The Irish American – Fatal Optimists Contemporary 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Sarah Millican, Colin Hoult, Ed Gamble Comedy 9pm Hall One The Irish American – The Music of Morton Feldman Classical Fri 23 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One The Irish American – Bang on a Can Classics Contemporary 9pm Hall One The Irish American – Under the Green Time Contemporary Sat 24 5pm St Pancras Rm The Irish American – Dambé: The Mali Project FREE Film 7.30pm Hall One The Irish American – Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird Contemporary 9.30pm Hall Two The Irish American – Trad. Music from Ireland, Cyprus and Macedonia Folk Sun 25 6.30pm Hall One London Chamber Music Society – Fine Arts Quartet Classical LONDON SINFONIETTA’S EXPERIMENT! Mon 26 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – with Colette Bryce, Daljit Nagra, Jo Shapcott Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Max de Wardener, Dave Price and Nick Ramm Contemporary Thu 29 6.30pm St Pancras Rm London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – Meet the London Sinfonietta Classical 7.30pm Hall One London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – American Experiments Classical 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Pappy’s, Gareth Richards, Tom Deacon Comedy Fri 30 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 6.30pm St Pancras Rm London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – Meet the London Sinfonietta Classical 7.30pm Hall One London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – British Experiments Classical/Contemp Sat 1 7am–Midnight St P London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – Vexations Classical 11.30am Hall Two London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – Open Rehearsal Classical 3pm Hall Two London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – ‘Scratch Band’ Educational 6.30–7.50pm Foyer London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – Foyer Music Festival FREE Contemporary 8pm Hall One London Sinfonietta’s Experiment! – With Micachu and the Shapes Contemporary Sun 2 6.30pm Hall One London Chamber Music Society – Mozart Piano Quartet Classical PARTAGER: Paris / London / New York Jazz Wed 5 7.30pm Hall One Partager – DJ-Ango, Emile Parisien Qt, Andy Emler MegaOctet + Marc Ducret Jazz Thu 6 7.30pm Hall One Partager – Matthieu Donarier Trio, Sylvain Luc, Laika featuring R Glasper Jazz 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Simon Munnery, Naz Osmanoglu, Ray Peacock Comedy Fri 7 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Partager – Oliva & Folz Duo, Trotignon & Turner Duo, FLY Jazz Sat 8 2-6pm Hall Two Partager – Zoom! – Yolk, Loop, Fire, Fiasko Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Partager – Donkey Monkey, Julia Sarr, Domancich, Parker & Drake Trio Jazz Sun 9 6.30pm Hall One London Chamber Music Society – Jamie Walton & Daniel Grimwood Classical

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DATE TIME / SPACE EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE MATTHEW BARLEY plays JOHN METCALFE Mon 10 6.30pm St Pancras Talking Art: The Colour Red – Kings Place Gallery Talk 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – PhotoVoice Lecture Series: Tim Hetherington Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Ensemble Scratch the Surface Contemporary Thu 13 7.30pm Hall One Matthew Barley plays John Metcalfe – with John Metcalfe Band Contemporary 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Jack Whitehall, Jen Brister, Tom Deacon Comedy Fri 14 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Matthew Barley plays John Metcalfe – Constant Filter Contemporary Sat 15 7.30pm Hall One Matthew Barley plays John Metcalfe – with Duke Quartet Contemporary Sun 16 6.30pm Hall One London Chamber Music Society – Badke Quartet Classical Samuel Joseph presents JAZZ: VOICE + PIANO Mon 17 6.30pm St Pancras Talking Art: Fallis in Wonderland – Pangolin London Talk 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – No Return to Realpolitik: British foreign policy… Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Disintegrate, Degenerate, Decompose Contemporary Thu 20 7.30pm Hall One Jazz: Voice + Piano – Norma Winstone, Glauco Venier Jazz 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Craig Campbell, Danielle Ward, Ed Gamble Comedy Fri 21 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Jazz: Voice + Piano – Lea Delaria, Janette Mason Jazz Sat 22 7.30pm Hall One Jazz: Voice + Piano – Claire Martin, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Jazz BIRDS EYE VIEW: Sound & Silents Mon 24 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – Female Music Creators and the Gender Gap Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Byron Wallen & Cleveland Watkiss Contemporary Thu 27 7.30pm Hall One Sound & Silents – Greta Garbo in ‘The Temptress’ + Natalie Clein Film / Music 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Richard Herring, Sadie Hasler, Jimmie McGhie Comedy Fri 28 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Sound & Silents – Mary Pickford in ‘My Best Girl’ + Elysian Quartet Film / Music Sat 29 7.30pm Hall One Sound & Silents – Ossi Oswalda + Zoe Rahman / Gloria Swanson + Juice Film / Music CHOPIN UNWRAPPED: Week 3 Wed 2 7.30pm Hall One Chopin Unwrapped – Concert 9 Classical Thu 3 7.30pm Hall One Chopin Unwrapped – Concert 10 Classical 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Phil Kay, Joe Wilkinson, Ray Peacock Comedy Fri 4 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Chopin Unwrapped – Concert 11 Classical Sat 5 7.30pm Hall One Chopin Unwrapped – Concert 12 Classical SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE: Saint-Saëns’s Paris Mon 7 7pm Hall One Words on Monday – Oral Epic Poetry from Homer to the Zulus Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – CODEX by ELISION ensemble Contemporary Wed 9 6.30pm St Pancras Rm Saint-Saëns’s Paris – An Introduction Talk 7.30pm Hall One Saint-Saëns’s Paris – Farrenc, D’Indy, Saint-Saëns Classical Thu 10 7.30pm Hall One Saint-Saëns’s Paris – French Piano Music: Bizet to Debussy Classical 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Mick Ferry, Fergus Craig, Tom Deacon Comedy Fri 11 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Saint-Saëns’s Paris – The Carnival of the Animals Classical Sat 12 5.45pm Hall One Saint-Saëns’s Paris – BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music: CFranck Piano Quintet Classical 7.30pm Hall One Saint-Saëns’s Paris – French Choral Highlights Classical

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DATE TIME / SPACE EVENT / PERFORMANCE GENRE FRETWORK: The World Encompassed Mon 14 6.30pm St Pancras Talking Art: Celebrating Shakespeare in Art – Kings Place Gallery Talk 8pm Hall Two Out Hear – Breathing Music Contemporary Wed 16 7.30pm Hall One The World Encompassed – Purcell and Byrd Classical Thu 17 7.30pm Hall One The World Encompassed – The Shadow of Night Classical 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Tom Wrigglesworth, Janice Phayre, Ed Gamble Comedy 9pm Hall One The World Encompassed – Goldberg Variations Classical Fri 18 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One The World Encompassed – The Silken Tent Classical Sat 19 2-6pm Hall Two The World Encompassed – Study Day: Viola da Gamba Society Educational 7.30pm Hall One The World Encompassed – The World Encompassed Classical ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC 2010 HIGHLIGHTS Wed 23 7.30pm Hall One Royal Academy of Music 2010 Highlights – Chamber Music Classical Thu 24 7.30pm Hall One Royal Academy of Music 2010 Highlights – All Flutes Classical 8pm Hall Two Off With Their Heads! – Joanna Neary, Nat Luurtsema, Jimmy McGhie Comedy Fri 25 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE Jazz 7.30pm Hall One Royal Academy of Music 2010 Highlights – Mahler in Miniature Classical Sat 26 10am–2pm Hall Two Royal Academy of Music 2010 Highlights – Family Workshop Educational 2pm Hall Two FREE Royal Academy of Music 2010 Highlights – Family Workshop Concert Classical 7.30pm Hall One Royal Academy of Music 2010 Highlights – Mingus, Monk and Me Jazz CELEBRATING ARGENTINA 200 Thu 1 6.20pm St Pancras Rm Celebrating Argentina 200 – The Poetry of Jorge Luis Borges Talk 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Argentina 200 – Martha Argerich, Alberto Portugheis and Friends World Fri 2 6pm Atrium Spitz Jazz Collective – Jazz on Fridays FREE* Jazz 6.20pm St Pancras Rm Celebrating Argentina 200 – History of Comic Art in Argentina Talk 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Argentina 200 – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires World Sat 3 12 noon Hall One Celebrating Argentina 200 – Tango Argentina! World 4.30pm St Pancras Rm Celebrating Argentina 200 – The Mystery of the First Animated Movies Film 6.20pm St Pancras Rm Celebrating Argentina 200 – Cincotta reads Cincotta, from The Book of Shadows Talk 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Argentina 200 – Tango Épica: Liliana Barrios World Sun 4 12 noon Hall One Celebrating Argentina 200 – Concierto Tango: Natalia González Figueroa Classical 6pm St Pancras Rm Celebrating Argentina 200 – Drawing Board: Paul Gravett & Guests Talk 7.30pm Hall One Celebrating Argentina 200 – Silvia Iriondo World * Spitz Jazz Collective’s Jazz on Fridays series will continue throughout the summer

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Ticket information

Tickets for all performances from £9.50 HALL ONE You choose where you would like to sit. The online ticket prices are listed next to each event. Please add £2 to the online ticket price if booking by other methods. £9.50 – for full-length concerts £6.50 – for our 45 minute concerts Saver Seats are exclusively available online. You are guaranteed a seat, which will be allocated by the Box Office on the day of the performance. Limited availability. A limited number of Premium Seats are available at an additional cost. HALL TWO All seating is unreserved. The online ticket prices are listed next to each event. Please add £2 to online prices if booking by other methods. Please note, some events in Hall Two may be standing only.

How to book

Book online at www.kingsplace.co.uk for best prices. Secure online booking, 24 hours a day. You can also book offline in the following ways, but please note, tickets cost £2 more: By Phone: 020 7520 1490 Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 8pm; Sunday 12 noon – 7pm. (Closed Bank Holidays) In Person: Box Office is open from 12 noon Monday – 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 information

Kings Place is fully accessible for wheelchair users with lifts to all levels. Both of our auditoria have seating for wheelchair users – please inform us of any access requirements when booking. There is an induction loop at the Box Office to assist hearing aid users. An infrared system is available in both Hall One and Hall Two. Two types of hearing enhancement are available, headsets for audience members who do not use a hearing aid or neck loops for use with hearing aids switched to the ‘T’ position. Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs for the deaf can be taken into all areas of Kings Place.

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LONDON CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY 2010 The London Chamber Music Society can trace the origins of its weekly Sunday concerts to Victorian music-making in London in the 1870s. Annual membership of LCMS costs only £18, which allows tickets to be purchased for only £7 per week, one of the best deals in London. Visit www.londonchambermusic.org.uk to download a membership form or obtain a copy from the LCMS desk at Kings Place on Sundays before the 6.30pm concerts. Highlights in April and May include a quartet led by the remarkable French violinist Philippe Graffin, the Fine Arts Quartet from the USA, astonishing young artists the Walton-Grimwood duo and Greenwich Piano Trio, the Mozart Piano Quartet from Germany and the prize-winning Badke Quartet, premiering a new string quartet commissioned by the LCMS from the British composer James Francis Brown. SUNDAYS in HALL ONE 6.30pm Tickets £16.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Sunday 11 April GRAFFIN QUARTET & DENIS PASCAL piano Pre-concert Talk Dr Peter Fribbins discusses the links between Elgar and Fritz Kreisler. St Pancras Room 5.20pm Haydn String Quartet in D, Op. 20 No. 4 (from the Sun Quartets) Kreisler String Quartet in A minor Elgar Quintet for piano & strings in A minor, Op. 84 Philippe Graffin, the French violinist, leads a quartet in works by Joseph Haydn, by another remarkable violinist Fritz Kreisler, and is joined by pianist Denis Pascal in Elgar’s masterly Piano Quintet (1918).

Sunday 18 April THE GREENWICH TRIO Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 Archduke Mozart Piano Trio in G, K. 564 Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 The wonderful Greenwich Trio in a concert of famous piano trios by Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven’s mighty Archduke.

Sunday 25 April FINE ARTS QUARTET Haydn String Quartet in G, Op. 77 No. 1 George Antheil String Quartet No. 3 (1948) Franck String Quartet in D One of America’s most famous string quartets, the Fine Arts Quartet performs works by Haydn, George Antheil and Franck.

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LCMS Series at Kings Place

Peter Fribbins: Artistic Director Neil Johnson: Executive Chairman www.londonchambermusic.org.uk

Sundays in HALL ONE

LCMS

Sunday 2 May MOZART PIANO QUARTET Bridge Phantasy for Piano Quartet Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 47 Beethoven Symphony No. 3 Eroica (arr. Ferdinand Ries) The renowned Mozart Piano Quartet from Germany in music by Frank Bridge, Schumann’s spirited piano quartet and a remarkable arrangement of the 1803 Eroica Symphony by Ferdinand Ries, one of Beethoven’s very few composition students.

Sunday 9 May JAMIE WALTON cello & DANIEL GRIMWOOD piano

Sunday 16 May BADKE QUARTET Haydn String Quartet in D minor Op. 76 No. 2 Fifths James Francis Brown String Quartet (premiere of LCMS commission) Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 The marvellous Badke Quartet in works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and the premiere of a new string quartet by British composer James Francis Brown.

Beethoven Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 Britten Sonata for cello & piano in C, Op. 65 Brahms Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 Prokofiev Sonata for cello & piano in C, Op. 119 Critically-acclaimed young performers Walton and Grimwood team up for a performance of British, German and Russian works for cello and piano.

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WORDSonMONDAY Held in the oak-lined 420-seat auditorium at Kings Place, Words on Monday is devoted to the spoken word. For this season’s talks and discussions we team up with Birds Eye View, Oxfam and Poet in the City, among others. Events start at 7pm, leaving time afterwards to retire to the waterfront bar to continue what we hope has been a stimulating evening of thought-provoking ideas. MONDAYS in HALL ONE 7pm Tickets £9.50

Monday 12 April FATIMA BHUTTO SONGS OF BLOOD AND SWORD

Monday 26 April YOU ARE HERE curated by Poet in the City and Jaybird

curated by The Asian Word Fatima Bhutto, political commentator and fearless niece of Benazir, is an outspoken critic of Pakistan’s current regime. She examines the interweaving of the Bhutto dynasty, politics and violence in Pakistan, and discusses the building of a more just, empowered and democratic future for the country. Fatima Bhutto will be signing copies of her new book Songs of Blood and Sword.

Monday 19 April John Keats curated by Poet in the City A celebration of the life and the poetry of one of the UK’s greatest Romantic poets, who died in February 1821 at the age of only 26. Keats was recently the subject of Bright Star, a movie directed by Jane Campion. Featuring Andrew Motion and other leading experts, and readings from some of his greatest poetry, this event also marks the recent restoration of Keats’s house in Hampstead.

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Colette Bryce, Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott write emotional, funny and engaging poems. This event brings the poets together on stage for a beautifully designed performance which asks Who are you? Where are you? and Where are you going? Poems pose the questions and whisper the answers.

Monday 10 May PHOTOVOICE LECTURE SERIES: Tim hetherington curated by PhotoVoice Intrigued by the possibilities of the image in the digital age, Tim Hetherington has evolved a documentary practice that both harnesses and looks beyond the still photograph. He will discuss and share his diverse work, ranging from visual communication and digital projection to fly-poster exhibitions and handheld device downloads. www.photovoice.org


British foreign policy that protects civilians from armed conflict is good for them – and good for Britain. curated by Oxfam Should Britain help distant countries find peace? Can we do it effectively, and do we benefit? Or, in a dangerous world, should we shed the illusion of shared interests and revert to an honest realpolitik based on national interest? An insightful discussion introduced by Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB, and chaired by Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor.

Monday 7 June ORAL EPIC POETRY FROM HOMER TO THE ZULUS curated by Poet in the City Some of the world’s greatest poetic cultures have been unwritten, including the oral epic poetry of Homer, as recorded in the Iliad and the Odyssey, the great Tibetan oral epic poem the Gesar of Ling, and the martial epics of the Zulus. This event will explore the nature of oral epic poetry, how it differs from a literary written culture, and what is lost when it is written down. It will also feature extracts from some of these extraordinary pre-modern cultural masterpieces.

Mondays in HALL ONE: Spoken Word

Monday 17 May No Return to Realpolitik:

Monday 24 May WOMEN MAKE MUSIC: Female music creators and the GENDER GAP curated by Birds Eye View Already the leading organisation to celebrate women’s achievements in film, Birds Eye View hosts this discussion exploring the gender gap in the music industry. With panellists Speech Debelle, Beverley Knight, Rachel Portman, and Janis Susskind. Chaired by Miranda Sawyer.

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‘A fantastic addition to the city’s cultural life’ Musical Criticism OUT HEAR is a series of events presented 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. MONDAYS in HALL TWO 8pm Tickets £9.50

Monday 12 April Exploring Sound and Time curated by Ensemble Plus-Minus A concert celebrating the extremities of sonic investigation: from the raw and compelling sound-world of Xenakis, via the refined textures or Rebecca Saunders and finishing with a meditative, micro-looping large-scale work especially written for the group by Bryn Harrison.

Monday 19 April Memory Field: Music and Image after Antony Gormley curated by Jim Aitchison Kreutzer Quartet with Nicholas Clapton countertenor Composer Jim Aitchison explores sculpture by one of the world’s leading artists filtered through St Augustine’s reflections upon memory, in music, text and image.

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Monday 26 April Max de Wardener, Dave Price and Nick Ramm curated by Max de Wardener Originally formed last year to take part in Radio 3’s 10th anniversary of Late Junction, this trio’s music is inspired by Harry Partch’s homemade instruments, ranging from the subtle, whispering Cloud Chamber Bowls to the thunderous boom of Partch’s bass marimba.

Monday 10 May Ensemble Scratch the Surface curated by Mikhail Karikis and Conall Gleeson Mikhail Karikis teams up with composer Conall Gleeson and his ensemble Scratch the Surface to premiere contemporary classical works by John Cage, Claudia Molitor, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble director James Weeks, Conall Gleeson and others. The event includes interactive sections of Karikis’s new ‘exploded’ opera, Xenon.


curated by Mark Knoop Pianist Mark Knoop presents two contrasting experiences. Richard Beaudoin’s new work Étude d’un prélude celebrates the Chopin bicentenary with a multifaceted aural portrait. Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus evolves peacefully yet relentlessly across its 70 minute duration, ultimately removing the perspective of instrument or even the passage of time.

Monday 24 May Byron Wallen & Cleveland Watkiss curated by John L Walters (Eye, The Guardian) Watkiss and Wallen prowl around the stage in a performance that embraces drum’n’bass, poetry, bebop, ballads, dub, jazz and soul. Together they are both orchestra and soundscape: Wallen’s trumpets and conch shells mesh effortlessly with Watkiss’s keyboards, electronics and peerless lead vocals.

Monday 7 June CODEX curated by Daryl Buckley ELISION ensemble A concert of world premieres including works for Tristram Williams and ensemble by James Dillon as well as pieces by Ming Tsao and Dominik Karski. Links between improvisation and notated aesthetics are explored in a new and major electroacoustic piece by Richard Barrett.

Mondays in HALL TWO: Contemporary Music

Monday 17 May Disintegrate, Degenerate, Decompose

Monday 14 June Breathing Music curated by Chordos String Quartet Silent breathing of air sculptures, contemplative rippling of light/sound and periodic movements of musicians merge into a mesmerising synchronisation in the piece Breathing Music by Lithuanian composer Juste Janulyte and visual artist Dovydas Klimavicius.

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OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! comedy night Our brand new comedy night Off with their Heads! continues this summer with a line-up guaranteed to have you laughing your head off. Every Thursday in Hall Two Kings Place, in association with Avalon Promotions Ltd, brings you the finest new and established acts in the most splendid of settings. Off with their Heads! line-ups so far have included big names like Lee Mack, Chris Addison and Isy Suttie, all for the tiny price of only £9.50. The summer programme is equally jam-packed with top headliners, champion support and MCs beyond compare. Comedy fans! You no longer need to settle for a room above a pub, come to Kings Place and enjoy a great night out in the swankiest venue in town. THURSDAYS in HALL TWO 8pm Tickets £9.50 online

Thursday 1 April

Thursday 22 April

Alun Cochrane (Mock the Week, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) Ahir Shah Ray Peacock (Regular MC)

Sarah Millican (Argumental, Mock the Week, The Culture Show, Have I Got News for You) Colin Hoult Ed Gamble (Regular MC)

Thursday 8 April Andrew Lawrence (If.comedy Award nominee, BBC New Act of the Year winner) Matt Rudge Jimmy McGhie (Regular MC)

Pappy’s (formerly Pappy’s Fun Club) (If.comedy Award nominees, Chortle Best Newcomer Award nominees) Gareth Richards Tom Deacon (Regular MC)

Thursday 15 April

Thursday 6 May

Jim Tavare (The Jim Tavare Show, ITV’s The Sketch Show, Jim Tavare Pictures Presents…) Nick Helm Tom Deacon (Regular MC)

Simon Munnery (Attention Scum, Saturday Night Live, CGI) Naz Osmanoglu Ray Peacock (Regular MC)

L to R: Alun Cochrane, Jim Tavare, Sarah Millican

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Thursday 29 April


comedy at Kings Place

Thursday 10 June

Jack Whitehall (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Big Brother’s Big Mouth) Jen Brister Tom Deacon (Regular MC)

Mick Ferry (as seen in Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, BBC New Act of the Year winner) Fergus Craig Tom Deacon (Regular MC)

Thursday 20 May

Thursday 17 June

Craig Campbell (Frankie Boyle’s tour support act 2010, Comedy Cuts, Edinburgh and Beyond) Danielle Ward Ed Gamble (Regular MC)

Tom Wrigglesworth (Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Best Newcomer winner) Janice Phayre Ed Gamble (Regular MC)

Thursday 27 May

Thursday 24 June

Richard Herring (Lee & Herring, Fist of Fun) Sadie Hasler Jimmy McGhie (Regular MC)

Joanna Neary (Ideal with Jonny Vegas, That Mitchell and Webb Look) Nat Luurtsema Jimmy McGhie (Regular MC)

Thursday 3 June Phil Kay (BBC Comedy Award winner, Perrier Award nominee) Joe Wilkinson Ray Peacock (Regular MC)

L to R: Simon Munnery, Craig Campbell, Richard Herring

Thursdays in HALL TWO: Comedy

Thursday 13 May


JAZZ FREE IN THE ATRIUM ON FRIDAYS

JAZZ ON FRIDAYS

with the Spitz Jazz Collective between 6 – 9pm Kick-start your weekend! Spitz Jazz Collective are resident at Kings Place on Friday evenings – a welcome addition to the great music to be enjoyed at London’s most exciting arts venue.  

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FREE EXHIBITIONS

KINGS PLACE GALLERY and throughout the Gallery Level

PANGOLIN LONDON at the entrance to Kings Place

See pages 50 – 53 for full details of this season’s free exhibition programmes in the galleries.  

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DARBAR FESTIVAL 2010 Britain’s ‘most important celebration of Indian classical music’ (Songlines) presents four days of stunning improvisational music. Presenting concerts throughout the day, the DARBAR FESTIVAL 2010 includes operatic and Indian vocals, classical traditions from north and south India and dhrupad, India’s oldest form of music. The Festival features overseas maestri and UK-based musicians, as well as extras including mini-concerts, free workshops and films curated in association with Tongues of Fire.

Buy a DARBAR FESTIVAL PASS! Book ALL 9 SESSIONS in Hall One before 28 February for just £99 * – that’s a saving of over 40% off the full price tickets! * Pass price £121.50 from 1 March To book the Festival Pass call our box office on 020 7520 1490 OR be an EARLY BIRD Book early and save – Early Bird discount tickets are available for all events if booked before 28 February.

Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust Darbar Festival 2010 Darbar presents some of Britain’s ‘highest quality performances of Indian classical music’ (BBC Radio 3). Outside of India’s classical traditions, Darbar works with musicians and composers from other genres to produce innovative cross-cultural music. It curates events at London’s Southbank Centre, The Sage Gateshead, The Curve and the V&A Museum.

Thursday 1 April Session 1

ENCOUNTER: PATRICIA ROZARIO (soprano) & VEENA SAHASRABUDDHE (khayal)

‘Every year one encounters something totally unexpected, something totally different and something brand new...’ Jameela Siddiqui

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East meets West in this unique musical premiere featuring Bombay-born soprano Patricia Rozario and distinguished Indian vocalist Veena Sahasrabuddhe with cellist Rohan de Saram and sarangi player Dhruba Ghosh. Param Vir’s Encounter is a contemporary, melismatic raga-based performance rich in counterpoint and texture. Hall One 7.30pm £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £22.50 £26.50

Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk


four colourful days celebrate Indian music 1 – 4 April

Friday 2 April Session 2

Session 3

CARNATIC VEENA Hari Sivanesan veena T Pirashanna mridangam Hari Sivanesan plays veena, an instrument associated with Saraswati, the goddess of education and the arts.

FLUTE Sit back and enjoy the sensual beauty of the Indian flute with Sunil Kant Gupta’s UK debut.

CARNATIC VEENA and SARANGI

FLUTE and CARNATIC VOCAL

SARANGI Dhruba Ghosh sarangi Kousic Sen tabla Known as the ‘instrument of a hundred colours’, Dhruba Ghosh’s sarangi recitals bloom with innovative melodies.

CARNATIC VOCAL Ranjani and Gayatri carnatic duet vocal Jyotsna Shrikanth violin H S Sudhindra mridangam Among the most sought-after vocalists from the south of India, the sisters’ performances flow effortlessly to present a blend of vitality, melody and emotion.

Hall One 1.45pm £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £12.50 £16.50

Hall One 6.30pm £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £22.50 £26.50

TABLA SOLO by SATYAJIT TALWALKAR

FILM RAMCHAND PAKISTAN

A musical treat for percussion fans from an emerging tabla master. Hall Two 5.20pm £6.50; Early Bird £4.50

TUNING INTO INDIAN MUSIC

Directed by Mehreen Jabber, this featurelength debut, beautifully shot in the Thar desert, is about a family caught up in the recent tensions between India and Pakistan. Hall Two 7.30pm £6.50; Early Bird £4.50

A musical exploration, using speciallycreated software, looking at the ancient system of tuning in Indian music. St Pancras Room 5.20pm FREE

‘Inspirational music of this quality is all too rare.’ Simon Broughton, Songlines

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DARBAR FESTIVAL 2010 continues Saturday 3 April Session 4

HINDUSTANI KHAYAL with VEENA SAHASRABUDDHE Serene morning ragas from the north Indian tradition from a vocalist who captivates audiences with spellbinding impassioned renditions. With Sanju Sahai on tabla. Hall One 10am £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £12.50 £16.50

Session 6

North-South Indian Percussion / Dhrupad with the Gundecha Brothers North-South Indian Percussion Pandit Anindo Chatterjee tabla Ravi Shankar Upadhay pakhawaj A K Palanivel tavil World-class musicians present some extraordinarily dynamic, improvised percussion.

Session 5

PANDIT SHIV KUMAR SHARMA and SITAR RECITAL Talk: An Audience with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma A rare opportunity to hear the legendary santoor player in discussion.

Dhrupad with the Gundecha Brothers The Gundecha Brothers are one of the leading exponents of dhrupad vocal, the most ancient style of Indian classical music. Hall One 6.30pm £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £22.50 £26.50

Sitar Recital Beautifully improvised music from acclaimed sitarist Kushal Das. Hall One 1.45pm £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £12.50 £16.50

CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP St Pancras Room 12.30pm FREE

FILM LOVESONGS: YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW Directed by award-winning Kolkata-based novelist Jayabrato Chatterjee and starring Jaya Bachchan and Om Puri, this is a film about how ordinary lives change because of extraordinary circumstances. Hall Two 7.30pm £6.50; Early Bird £4.50

EXPLORING THE TANPURA A musical discussion of the drone instrument that forms the backdrop sound to Indian classical music concerts. St Pancras Room 5.20pm £6.50; Early Bird £4.50

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Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk


Easter bank holiday at Kings Place Session 7

Rajhesh Vaidhya: Carnatic Veena with a Difference Rajhesh Vaidhya plays his veena, improvised with amplified strings, with a dash of innovation. Joined by Arun Prakash (mridangam) and Anirudh Athreya (kanjira). Hall One 10am £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £12.50 £16.50

Session 8

RANJANI & GAYATRI and KHAYAL RECITAL Talk: An Audience with Ranjani and Gayatri The celebrated sisters talk about a life steeped in carnatic music. Khayal Recital A UK debut performance for talented singer Pandit Venkatesh Kumar. Hall One 1.45pm £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £12.50 £16.50

Session 9

Soumik Datta (sarod) and Pandit Shiv Kumar (santoor)

1 – 4 April

Sunday 4 April

Soumik Datta (sarod) Young talent Soumik Datta plays this fretless instrument with a fiery, exuberant style. Pandit Shiv Kumar (santoor) Anindo Chatterjee tabla One of India’s truly great musicians, Pandit Ji’s concerts are always outstanding and memorable. Hall One 6.30pm £29.50 £34.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Early Bird £27.50 £31.50

FILM: WELL DONE ABBA Directed by the celebrated Shyam Benegal, this is an engaging film about a Mumbai driver, his family responsibilities and the demands made on him by his young employer. Hall Two 7.30pm £6.50; Early Bird £4.50

CHILDREN’S MUSIC WORKSHOP St Pancras Room 12.30pm FREE

EXPLORING KANJIRA Neyveli Venkatesh uncovers this extraordinarily simple south Indian instrument with a phenomenal range of rhythmic patterns. Hall Two 5.20pm £6.50; Early Bird £4.50

Shiv Kumar Sharma

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FOLKWORKS: From the North A celebration of Folkworks and the musical traditions of our islands, focusing particularly on the north of England. Established musicians perform alongside graduates from England’s first degree course in Folk and Traditional music, founded by Folkworks and Newcastle University: ‘We take strength from the past to inform an exciting new vision of the future of folk and traditional music’.

Wednesday 7 April KATHRYN TICKELL BAND The foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, composer-performer Kathryn Tickell has collaborated with musicians from Sting to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Her band matches virtuosity with sheer musicality and creativity, delighting audiences with evocative slow airs and high octane reels. Hall One 8pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

Thursday 8 April

Friday 9 April

PITMEN POETS: BOB FOX, BILLY MITCHELL, JEZ LOWE, BENNY GRAHAM

CATRIONA MACDONALD, THE SHEE

A musical answer to the Pitmen Painters.* Their rich repertoire of songs from and about the mining and heavy industry of the North are powerfully delivered with grit, humour and sensitivity. Hall One 8pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50 *Don’t miss Dr Gail-Nina Anderson’s illustrated lecture The Miner in Art Monday 12 April St Pancras Room 6.30pm 22

Kathryn Tickell Artistic Director Kathryn Tickell is a composer and performer whose work is deeply connected to the landscape and people of Northumbria. In 2009 Kathryn received the Queen’s Medal for Music, awarded to artists judged to have made an exceptional contribution to British Music.

Catriona Macdonald is a proud exponent of the great fiddle tradition of the Shetland Isles. The Shee – all Newcastle Folk graduates – are an exceptional all-female band, with an adventurous brew of Scottish folk, Gaelic song and bluegrass. Hall One 8pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

top: Kathryn Tickell at Kings Place Festival 09 (photo: Chris Tribble)

Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk


traditional music: concerts and workshops FOLKLAHOMA London’s foremost folk music enterprise present a selection of the city’s freshest talent. www.folklahoma.com Hall Two 12.30pm £9.50

THE MUCKLE BALLADS Olivia Ross and Sam Lee delve into the repertoire of Scotland and England, exploring the light and darkness within this magnificent song tradition. Hall Two 3.15pm £9.50

CELTIC COLLECTIONS Songs, stories and tunes from London’s Irish community, featuring Darren Breslin and Orlaith McAuliffe, Billy Teare and Kathleen O’Sullivan. Hall Two 6.30pm £9.50 *Multi-buy OFFER: Hall Two 10 April Buy tickets for all 3 Hall Two concerts for £19.50 Please call our Box Office on 020 7520 1490

FIDDLE SINGERS: ELIZA CARTHY, BELLA HARDY, KATE YOUNG and LUCY FARRELL Mercury Prize nominee Eliza Carthy is one of the figureheads of the English folk revival. Bella Hardy entwines a hypnotic voice with fiddle accompaniment to stunning effect. Kate Young and Lucy Farrell are delightful new voices, from the Newcastle Folk degree course stable. Hall One 8pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME Instrumental workshop participants must be familiar with their instrument – these sessions are not for new beginners. For singers no formal singing experience is necessary but vocal confidence is expected.

7 – 10 April

Saturday 10 April*

WORKSHOP 1 10.30am – 12 noon Olivia Ross & Laura Beth Salter Harmony Singing Lillias Kinsman-Blake Flute/Whistle Amy Thatcher Accordion (intermediate/advanced) Kathryn Tickell Illustrated Talk: ‘The Outbye Fiddler’ £9.50 WORKSHOP 2 1.30pm – 3pm Shona Mooney Beginners Fiddle Catriona Macdonald Shetland Fiddle (intermediate/advanced) Laura Beth Salter Mandolin (Tune and Accompaniment) Amy Thatcher & Lillias Kinsman Blake Mixed Instrument Band (beginner/intermediate) £9.50 WORKSHOP 3 4.30pm – 6pm Darren Breslin, Orlaith McAuliffe & Kathryn Tickell Irish Tunes for Any Melody Instrument Sam Lee British Traveller & Gypsy Songs and Singing Styles Amy Thatcher & Lillias Kinsman Blake Mixed Instrument Band (intermediate/advanced) Shona Mooney Fiddles in Harmony £9.50 Limehouse Room / Wenlock Room / Horsfall Room / St Pancras Room

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: BEETHOVEN WITH GUTS The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment returns to Kings Place for four days packed with events for all the family. The focus is on Beethoven: a composer at the heart of the OAE’s repertoire. There are performances of his chamber music, a recital from special guest Robert Levin plus a host of other events including a tots concert and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment a film screening.

Thursday 15 April BEETHOVEN CHAMBER MUSIC: FLUTE & STRINGS

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.

Beethoven Serenade in D for flute, violin and viola, Op. 25 Schubert String Trio Movement in B flat Mozart Flute Quartet No. 3 in C, K285b Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Our festival of Beethoven gets off to a flying start with a concert featuring the lively Serenade for the unusual combination of violin, viola and flute. Duration: 1 hour with no interval Hall One 6.45pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50

‘Who did Beethoven think he was?’ BEETHOVEN AND ART with Roderick Swanston Dr Roderick Swanston leads an illustrated talk looking at Beethoven and portraiture, considering both who Beethoven thought he was, and who we think he is. St Pancras Room 8pm £4.50

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Beethoven Chamber Music: Wind Octets Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388 Nachtmusik Beethoven Wind Octet in E flat, Op. 103 Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment One of Beethoven’s early works, his Wind Octet, paired with Mozart’s dark-hued and dramatic Serenade. Duration: 1 hour with no interval Hall One 8.45pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50

The Aftershow Join OAE players for an informal 15-minute post-concert performance. Concert Bar / Foyer 9.45pm FREE

Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk


with special guest Robert Levin Beethoven FROM SCRATCH A chance for amateur adult musicians to play alongside OAE musicians and be rehearsed by the Melgaard OAE Young Conductor Eduardo Portal in a movement from a Beethoven symphony. For full details visit oae.co.uk. To book your place ‘scratch’ to 80039 together with your name, instrument and email address. You will receive a confirmation text with further details. Each text costs £1.50, which will be debited from your account. Duration: 75 mins with no interval Hall Two 1pm

BEETHOVEN CHAMBER MUSIC: BEETHOVEN, LEVIN and FRIENDS Mozart Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano, K498 Kegelstatt Beethoven Duo for viola and piano, Eyeglass Beethoven Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello and piano, Op. 11, Gassenhauer Robert Levin piano Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Pianist Robert Levin joins soloists of the OAE for works by Beethoven and Mozart. Duration: 1 hour with no interval Hall One 6.45pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50

Beethoven TREASURES IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY Dr Nicolas Bell from the British Library gives an illustrated talk about Beethoven manuscripts, letters and sketch books held in the collection. St Pancras Room 8pm £4.50

15 – 18 April

Friday 16 April

BEETHOVEN CHAMBER MUSIC: BEETHOVEN’S SEPTET Mozart Duo for violin and viola in G, K423 Beethoven Septet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and bass, Op. 20 Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Soloists of the OAE play one of Beethoven’s most popular pieces of chamber music. Duration: 1 hour with no interval Hall One 8.45pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50

The Aftershow Join OAE players for an informal 15-minute post-concert performance. Concert Bar / Foyer 9.45pm FREE

Robert Levin (photo: Christian Steiner)

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BEETHOVEN WITH GUTS

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment OAE TOTS

ROBERT LEVIN in RECITAL

Hosted by musicians from the OAE, this workshop is an exciting, involving and creative way for kids to explore the joy of music making. Come along and enjoy the fun! Duration: 1 hour with no interval Suitable for age 5 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hall Two 11am £2.50

Robert Levin piano A celebrity recital by one of the world’s most celebrated, charismatic and exceptional pianists, including music by Beethoven. Details at www.kingsplace.co.uk Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

DANCE WITH BEETHOVEN!

Sunday 18 April

Nicola Gaines from the Royal Ballet School leads this workshop teaching contra-dances from Beethoven’s time, with live music from members of the OAE. Lasts 2 hours Hall Two 2.30pm £9.50

FILM: IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN Phil Grabsky’s acclaimed film brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven, to reveal new insights into this legendary composer. ‘One of the finest movies about a great musician I’ve ever seen.’ Philip French, The Observer Lasts 75 mins St Pancras Room 5pm £4.50

15 – 18 April

Saturday 17 April

COFFEE CONCERT Programme to include: Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C, K551 Jupiter Margaret Faultless director/violin Eduardo Portal conductor OAE Experience Ensemble Get your Sunday off to a musical start with this informal concert given by musicians from the Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience for young players. Duration: 1 hour with no interval Hall Two 11.30am £6.50 Ticket includes a cup of tea or coffee.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (photo: Jane Hilton)

Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk

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THE IRISH AMERICAN Irish traditional music has always played an important role in my life. This week will see an extensive line-up of distinguished performers of traditional and contemporary Irish and American music: Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Iarla Ó Lionáird and Brian Ó hUiginn to name but a few. The series will also include two performances by The Smith Quartet, featuring Morton Feldman’s music for piano and strings with legendary pianist John Tilbury, and the complete string quartets of Philip Glass. It is a real joy to programme a concert with Michael Gordon & David Lang of Bang on a Can – rock ’n roll contemporary music. It will also be great to hear Donnacha Dennehy’s music here in London, an Irish composer closely associated with the Fidelio Trio. Darragh Morgan curator Thursday 22 April FATAL OPTIMISTS Gregory Rose conductor CoMA London Ensemble

Wednesday 21 April AMERICAN ICONS I: String Quartets of Philip Glass THE SMITH QUARTET Quartet No. 1 Quartet No. 2 Company Quartet No. 3 Mishima Quartet No. 4 Buczak Quartet No. 5 The Smith Quartet performs five Philip Glass string quartets, including No. 2 extracted from his incidental music to Samuel Beckett’s play Company and No. 3 Mishima from the score of Paul Schrader’s 1985 movie. www.smithquartet.com Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

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Stephen Montague Chorale for the Cauldrons of Hell Ed Bennett My Broken Machines Donnacha Dennehy A Fatal Optimist Jennifer Walshe he was she was CoMA was established in 1993 to involve amateur musicians in contemporary musicmaking. Their programme includes Donnacha Dennehy’s A Fatal Optimist – an open score (in 4 parts) for any instrumentation. www.coma.org.uk Hall One 7.45pm £9.50

AMERICAN ICONS II: THE MUSIC OF MORTON FELDMAN THE SMITH QUARTET with John Tilbury piano Morton Feldman Piano and String Quartet The Smith Quartet joins pianist John Tilbury for a performance of Feldman’s 1985 work, interwoven with distinctive melodic and chordal patterns. ‘The compositional concentration’, Feldman states, ‘is solely on which pattern should be reiterated and for how long.’ Hall One 9pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50 The Smith Quartet (photo: Tas Kyprianou)


American Minimalists and Irish protagonists Saturday 24 April

Bang on a Can Classics Fidelio Trio

FILM: DAMBÉ THE MALI PROJECT

Darragh Morgan violin Robin Michael cello Mary Dullea piano

An extraordinary musical journey into the heart of Africa, featuring Irish musicians Liam Ó Maonlaí & Paddy Keenan. St Pancras Room 5pm FREE

David Lang this was written by hand Julia Wolfe Mink Stole Michael Gordon Industry; Tinge Evan Ziporyn Piano Trio Hall One 7.30pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50

Under the Green Time Fidelio Trio with Brian Ó hUiginn Uileann Pipes John Adams Road Movies Dave Fennessy The Room is the resonator Roger Doyle Under the Green Time for uileann pipes & tape Micheál Ó Súilleábhain New Work (for piano trio, commissioned by RTÉ lyric fm) www.fideliotrio.com Hall One 9pm £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50 *JOINT CONCERT Ticket Offer 23 April: £14 £18 or Premier Seat £23 New music violinist Darragh Morgan has worked with many major contemporary composers: Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Sir John Tavener and Michael Nyman. He has recorded extensively, appeared at various festivals across Britain and the world, and toured America, South Africa and Asia. He is a member of two award winning ensembles, The Smith Quartet and the Fidelio Trio. www.darraghmorgan.com

21 – 24 April

Friday 23 April*

Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird Alan Pierson conductor Donnacha Dennehy Grá agus Bás Terry Riley Ancient Giant Nude Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle David Lang Forced March Linda Buckley Do you remember the planets? Jonathan Nangle Our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little www.crashensemble.com Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50; Premium Seat £24.50

Traditional Music from Ireland, Cyprus & Macedonia Darragh Morgan fiddle Mary Dullea harpsichord Brian Ó hUiginn Uileann Pipes Nick Perry guitar An evening juxtaposing Irish, Cypriot and Macedonian music with the compositions of Turlough Carolan. Includes Henry Cowell’s The Banshee and Folk Dances by Stephen Montague. www.brohig.com Hall Two 9.30pm £9.50

Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk

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LONDON SINFONIETTA’S EXPERIMENT! London Sinfonietta presents EXPERIMENT! – a project that brings a spirit of exploration and discovery into the performance and public spaces of Kings Place. Thursday and Friday concerts explore the music of experimentalist composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Harry Partch, Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Gavin Bryars and Howard Skempton. The weekend culminates on Saturday night with a new acoustic project created in collaboration with the experimental pop band Micachu and the Shapes. There are chances to get up close to London Sinfonietta in open rehearsals and foyer performances, take part in London Sinfonietta’s Scratch Band, and perform in Satie’s marathon piano piece Vexations. EXPERIMENT! has been devised in parallel with Create KX’s Reveal festival which presents installations and performances in unexpected places around the King’s Cross area. Thursday 29 April

Friday 30 April

MEET LONDON SINFONIETTA

MEET LONDON SINFONIETTA

A short demonstration recital by individual players from the ensemble. St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE to same day ticket holders

A short demonstration recital by individual players from the ensemble. St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE to same day ticket holders

AMERICAN EXPERIMENTS

BRITISH EXPERIMENTS

American composers were amongst the first to redefine music through experiments, new ideas and new sounds using new instruments. This concert celebrates the work of Cage, Feldman, Partch and Cowell. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50; Premium Seat £24.50

The experimental music scene in Britain was led by Cornelius Cardew and composers such as Skempton and Bryars. This concert explores their ideas and music, and features the emerging voices of experimental music in Britain who have been inspired by their legacy. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50; Premium Seat £24.50

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. Committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture and pushing boundaries, it regularly undertakes projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers, electronic artists, jazz and folk musicians. www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk 30


Invention and experiments with music VEXATIONS Erik Satie’s extraordinary piano marathon is a short section of music which the composer suggests should be played 840 times. The work lasts 18 hours, and demands a large number of pianists! Email amy.majumdar@ londonsinfonietta.org.uk if you want to find out more and take part as a performer. St Pancras Room 7am – Midnight FREE

London Sinfonietta Open Rehearsal A unique chance to hear the ensemble rehearse and perform music in the presence of the composers. The programme includes Dai Fujikura’s new concerto for double bass and chamber works by Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Alexander Kosciow. Hall Two 11.30am £3.00

London Sinfonietta FOYER MUSIC FESTIVAL Enjoy foyer performances as you explore the spaces and galleries of Kings Place. Music includes London Sinfonietta’s Sinfonietta Shorts, a performance by the Scratch Band, and Steve Reich’s Six Marimbas. Foyer spaces 6.30pm – 7.50pm FREE

29 April – 1 May

Saturday 1 May

MICACHU and the shapes & LONDON SINFONIETTA A unique collaboration between London Sinfonietta and indie pop experimental band Micachu and the Shapes. The concert features new music for London Sinfonietta by Mica Levi (Micachu), and new songs for joint performances. Hall One 8pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50; Premium Seat £24.50

Join london Sinfonietta’s ‘scratch band’ A chance for all-comers to join with London Sinfonietta for a workshop, rehearsal and performance. Email amy.majumdar@ londonsinfonietta.org.uk to participate. Hall Two 3pm FREE

LONDON SINFONIETTA ONLINE

Go to londonsinfonietta.org.uk for music, video, podcasts about forthcoming projects and full details of Experiment! London Sinfonietta and the Experiment! series supported by: Arts Council of England PRSF The London Sinfonietta Kings Place Fund The Cripplegate Foundation Youth Music

Produced by London Sinfonietta in association with Kings Place

Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk

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PARTAGER: Paris / London / New York Jazz Following the success of their celebrated programme at Charlie Wright’s International, ‘t Wo Music’ presents a four-day gala that will focus on cutting-edge contemporary French jazz and collaborative projects born of French, American, and British exchange. At the forefront of re-envisioning international jazz in London, curator Patsy Craig in association with bureau export highlights a tantalizing blend of imports accentuating London as a musical bridge linking New York to Paris. Select performances will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.

Wednesday 5 May •DJ-Ango featuring Zhenya Strigalev & Nick Ramm •Emile Parisien Quartet •Andy Emler MegaOctet with Marc Ducret Leading London alto-saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and top UK pianist Nick Ramm present a contemporary twist to Django Reinhardt RE-arrangements. Award-winning rising star Parisien is a sparky, contemporary alto saxophonist, combining free jazz and lyrical phrasing with dynamic results. Andy Emler MegaOctet with Marc Ducret present a highly energetic and varied cocktail of musical influences: Zappa, Miles, Debussy, Prince, Reich and Ellington. Django D’Or award winners, this ensemble is led by a distinguished luminary of French jazz and features an array of talent including Claude Tchamitchian and Eric Echampard. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

Thursday 6 May •Matthieu Donarier Trio featuring MANU CODJIA •SYLVAIN LUC •Laika featuring Robert Glasper Matthieu Donarier Trio present original compositions and rearrangements of Brassens, Monk, Trenet and Satie. Basque guitarist Sylvain Luc presents his new solo album, sensitive, nuanced and terminally romantic. Spanish/African influenced sultry vocalist Laika’s London debut is a Billy Holiday tribute, highlighting her album Misery (Blujazz) with Grammy nominated American pianist Glasper, famed for his collaborations with the cream of New York’s hip hop scene. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

above: Laika (photo: Daniel Garcia Bruno) opposite left to right: Fly (photo: Robert Lewis); Julia Sarr (photo: Julie Martin)

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across the waters 5 – 8 May

Friday 7 May •STEPHAN OLIVA / JEAN-MARC FOLZ DUO •BAPTISTE Trotignon / MARK Turner DUO •FLY (Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard) Bass clarinettist Jean-Marc Folz and pianist Stephan Oliva carve forms in permanent transformation – stretched motives, stacked rhythms, always fragile… Award-winning French pianist Baptiste Trotignon and lauded American tenorist Mark Turner draw inspiration from their collaborations on Trotignon’s album Share (Naïve). Turner teams up with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard of Brad Mehlau Trio to form FLY, playing dynamic, beautifully poised music from their album Sky & Country (ECM). Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50 Patsy Craig As director of t Wo Music, Patsy Craig has made a vital contribution to the London scene with her celebrated programme at a popular grass-roots East End club. ‘By encouraging crosscultural exchange, I feel my input can help to diversify the jazz curriculum and create more opportunities for musicians to interact. Working in this context is an exciting opportunity to expand upon the dialogue between these distinct yet highly attuned cultures.’

Saturday 8 May ZOOM! Connected Collectives – an adventure in sharing between musicians and the public. Yolk (France), Loop (UK), Fire (UK) and Fiasko (Finland) meet and build bridges. Hall Two 2 – 6pm £9.50

•Donkey Monkey (Eve Risser, Yuko Oshima) •Julia Sarr •SOPHIA Domancich, William Parker & Hamid DRAke TRIO The energetic French-Japanese female duo Donkey Monkey (Eve Risser & Yuko Oshima) compose and improvise with rock-jazz-popfree-heavymetal influences. Praised by Youssou N’Dour as ‘the fresh face of African music’ Julia Sarr’s golden voice reflects the raw emotional beauty of the ancestral art of Senegalese storytellers. The last act of the night is a magical union of France’s foremost female jazz pianist Sophia Domancich, and the formidable mastery of this New York rhythm section – bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

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MATTHEW BARLEY plays JOHN METCALFE 13 – 15 May

‘JOHN METCALFE is a composer I discovered some years ago whose music touches me deeply; it is always fascinating, always intelligent – it blends acoustic and electronic sounds with inaudible seams; it develops its themes with perfect clarity – and above all, it packs a big emotional punch. It can make me cry and laugh or jump up and down with excitement, and that is what new music should be doing. Listening to John’s music I can hear the powerful traditions of classical music (he is a master viola player), as well as the here-and-now in his red-hot drum beats and haunting synthesisers. This is music that can speak to everyone about love and freedom, fear and yearning, and the deep mysterious joy of music.’ Matthew Barley, curator ‘John Metcalfe crosses all manner of boundaries. Melding avant-pop and electronica, film music and contemporary classical...’ Billboard Magazine

Thursday 13 May JOHN METCALFE BAND & MATTHEW BARLEY The John Metcalfe Band plays tracks from cult albums Scorching Bay and A Darker Sunset, and previews material from a new album due for release later in the year. As ever the band features the wide-ranging exceptional talents of performers from differing musical backgrounds and for this concert will be inviting special guest musicians including cellist Matthew Barley to make a truly memorable evening. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

Friday 14 May CONSTANT FILTER Matthew Barley launches his new CD of John Metcalfe compositions – many of them premiered tonight. Prepare to be amazed at what the electric cello can do, retaining the soulful beauty of the classical cello but with kaleidoscopic extra dimensions of colour and voice created by cutting-edge music technology. Includes premieres for acoustic cello and piano with the rising star Ashley Wass, as well as new transcriptions of Schumann songs. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50 34

Saturday 15 May DUKE QUARTET & MATTHEW BARLEY Barley joins Metcalfe’s adventurous Duke Quartet in a labyrinthine and magical musical journey: Metcalfe quintet premieres, and Beethoven and Bartók quartet movements will be seamlessly connected by electric cello improvisations based on suggestions from Metcalfe given in real time via a screen, visible to the audience. Subtle lighting and staging will complete the effect, Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

Matthew Barley (photo: Nick White)

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.

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SAMUEL JOSEPH presents JAZZ: VOICE+PIANO In this rare celebration of a classic format, three of the most distinguished female vocalists team up with internationally acclaimed and equally unique virtuoso pianists to create a series of mesmerising nights of intimate, sublime and deeply moving soundscapes.

Thursday 20 May NORMA WINSTONE (vocals) & GLAUCO VENIER (piano) Norma Winstone’s ECM album Distances was nominated for a Grammy in 2009. This concert presents two thirds of that trio: a magical collaboration with long-time partner Italian pianist Glauco Venier. Their influences stem from jazz, classical and folk music. Songs include Cole Porter’s Every Time We Say Goodbye, Peter Gabriel’s Here Comes the Flood and Giant’s Gentle Stride (an original tribute to Coltrane) and powerful tunes with irresistible melody and visually-evocative words. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

Friday 21 May LEA DELARIA (vocals) with JANETTE MASON (piano) The stunning vocals of the multi-talented Lea Delaria, who The Guardian calls ‘a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and a Broadway diva’, in a typically diverse and eclectic programme showcasing her innate ability to span genres, styles and repertoire. With her long-standing musical collaborator Janette Mason at the piano. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

20 –22 May

What can be more thrilling, moving and dynamic than the pure combination of a virtuoso jazz voice in duo with a stunning instrumentalist?

Norma Winstone (courtesy Provocateur Records)

Saturday 22 May CLAIRE MARTIN (vocals) & SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (piano/vocals) This long-running partnership of one of the foremost jazz singers of her generation and a legendary classical and screen composer have played to packed houses and rave reviews in New York, London and elsewhere since 2000. Their programme includes pieces from their new album celebrating the work of Cy Coleman. Hall One 7.30pm £15.50 £19.50 £24.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £29.50

Samuel Joseph In the few years since his arrival from Australia, Samuel Joseph has promoted and presented London seasons from some of New York’s finest jazz and cabaret artists at venues such as The Shaw Theatre and Pizza on the Park. Himself a renowned jazz pianist, Samuel is delighted to present this remarkable season at Kings Place.

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BIRDS EYE VIEW: Sound & Silents A fantastic programme of world-class musicians and classic silent films. The Birds Eye View Film Festival celebrates the best women filmmakers from around the globe and commissions cutting-edge female musicians to compose and perform live soundtracks for stunning silent films. This programme is a pick of the best Birds Eye View musical commissions, and a celebration of the iconic female leads of silent cinema. All films are rated PG.

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Thursday 27 May GRETA GARBO in THE TEMPTRESS accompanied by Natalie Clein cello Paul Beard piano

Narcissistic Elena (Garbo) drives every man she meets to despair. One of her victims, Manuel Robledo tries to escape, but this time Elena is in love and she follows him from Paris to his native Argentina. Natalie Clein’s exceptional musicality has earned her a number of prestigious prizes including the Classical Brit Award for Young British Performer (2005), the Ingrid zu Solms Cultur Preis Kronberg Academie (2003), and the BBC Young Musician of the Year, aged 16. The Temptress: directed by Fred Niblo / USA / 1926 / 117 min Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50 36

above: The Temptress below: Natalie Clein (photo: Ray Burniston)


silent classics with live music DOUBLE BILL: OSSI OSWALDA in I DON’T WANT TO BE A MAN! accompanied by Zoe Rahman piano Patrick Illingworth drums

Friday 28 May MARY PICKFORD in MY BEST GIRL accompanied by Elysian Quartet

Maggie (Pickford) falls in love with Joe, her new colleague in the stock room, unaware that he is the son of the department store owner working undercover to prove his business skills. The Elysian Quartet is one of the UK’s most innovative young ensembles. They have worked with artists as diverse as virtuoso beat-boxer Killa Kela, jazz pianist Keith Tippett, and experimental electronic composer Simon Fisher-Turner. My Best Girl: directed by Sam Taylor / USA / 1925 / 80 min Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

27 – 29 May

Saturday 29 May

Ossi’s father hires a guardian to educate his rebellious daughter. Escaping from housearrest dressed as a man, Ossi begins to investigate whether life is more liberated this way. Described as ‘one of the finest young pianists in Europe’ (The Observer), Zoe Rahman has established herself as a rising star on the contemporary jazz scene. Zoe has recorded four critically-acclaimed albums, including the award-winning sophomore work Melting Pot. I Don’t Want to Be a Man! directed by Ernst Lubitsch / Ger / 1918 / 41 min

GLORIA SWANSON in THE DANGER GIRL accompanied by JUICE When vampish Helene (Swanson) uses her charms on Bobbie, Gloria breaks up the pair by disguising herself as a man to seduce Helene. JUICE is an experimental vocal trio specialising in vibrant, theatrical performances. They have commissioned countless new works and featured on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and Resonance FM. In June 2007, they came second in the prestigious Tampere Vocal Festival. The Danger Girl: directed by Clarence G Badger / USA / 1916 / 18 min Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

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CHOPIN UNWRAPPED: Week 3 In this, the third and final week of our series of Chopin’s complete works, distinguished pianist MARTINO TIRIMO performs the Piano Concerto No. 2 in the composer’s own chamber arrangement, and other works for piano and orchestra including the world première of Stephen Scotchmer’s new arrangement of the Op. 2 Variations on a theme from Don Giovanni. Tirimo is joined by the Polish Silesian Quartet for these concerts, which will also include the rarely-performed Devil’s Trill Prelude in E flat minor, reconstructed from sketches by Jeffrey Kallberg. A great treat will be to hear all 24 Preludes in Thursday’s concert, as Tirimo comments: ‘If I had to choose one work by Chopin to take to a desert island, perhaps it would be the Preludes. There I think you will find the quintessence of Chopin, all his special qualities, elegance, poetry, delicacy, brilliance, innovation and startling harmonic invention.’ Presented in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute in London, which is kindly providing and supporting a number of distinguished Polish musicians taking part in this special series of concerts. CHOPIN SERIES PACKAGE Book 3+ concerts and receive a 10% discount Book 6+ concerts and receive a 20% discount Please call our box office on 020 7520 1490 for further information.

Wednesday 2 June

Thursday 3 June

CONCERT 9

CONCERT 10

Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72 No. 1 (aged 17) 3 Nocturnes, Op. 15 5 Mazurkas, Op. 7 Fuga in A minor, Op. posth. 6 Études from Op. 25 Barcarolle in F sharp, Op. 60 4 Mazurkas, Op. 33 2 Polonaises, Op. 40 3 Valses, Op. 64 Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66 Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Mazurka in A minor (Notre temps, Nr. 2), Op. posth. 4 Mazurkas, Op. 6 Bolero in A minor/major, Op. 19 3 Impromptus, Op. 29, Op. 36, Op. 51 Valse in A minor, Op. posth. 2 Valses: in E, E minor, Op. posth. Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 Prelude in A flat (Presto con leggierezza), Op. posth. Prelude in E flat minor (Devil’s Trill), Op. posth. (ed. Jeffrey Kallberg) Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45 24 Preludes, Op. 28

Martino Tirimo piano Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £34.50

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Martino Tirimo piano Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £34.50

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the final week of this concert series 2 – 5 June

Martino Tirimo Described as ‘an inspiring poet of the piano’ (Daily Telegraph), Martino Tirimo’s playing is often compared to that of Schnabel, Arrau and Rubinstein. His discography of over 50 recordings includes the complete works of Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Janácˇek and Schubert’s 21 sonatas. He performs with many of the world’s great orchestras and conductors. photo: Francesco Tirimo

Friday 4 June

Saturday 5 June

CONCERT 11

CONCERT 12

Largo in E flat, Op. posth. 3 Mazurkas, Op. 63 Krakowiak: Grand Rondeau de Concert in F, Op. 14* Fantaisie sur des airs nationaux polonais in A, Op. 13* Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op.22* Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth. Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op.21*

Nocturne in C minor, Op. posth. Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4 Variations in B flat on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’, Op. 2* (aged 17) (arr. Stephen Scotchmer) Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11*

Martino Tirimo piano *with Silesian String Quartet

Martino Tirimo piano *with Silesian String Quartet Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £34.50

Hall One 7.30pm £19.50 £24.50 £29.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £34.50

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SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE: Saint-Saëns’s Paris Out of the calamity of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) a glorious era of French chamber music was born. Saint-Saëns, a dazzling pianist and mercurial composer, was a key figure in this period of high passions and lively debate, in which the cause of furthering French music vied with the irresistible influence of foreign composers, especially Richard Wagner. These programmes contrast the light-textured virtuosity of Saint-Saëns and his friend and pupil Fauré with the lush, full-blooded Wagnerian romanticism of Franck and D’Indy.

Wednesday 9 June Saint-Saëns’S Paris: An Introduction Talk by Jeremy Thurlow St Pancras Room 6.30pm FREE to same day ticket holders

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Farrenc, D’Indy & Saint-Saëns Farrenc Piano Quintet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 30 D’Indy Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 7 Saint-Saëns Piano Quartet in B flat, Op. 41 Schubert Ensemble Simon Blendis violin Douglas Paterson viola Jane Salmon cello Peter Buckoke double bass William Howard piano The series opens with a rare and delightful example of pre-1870s French chamber music, followed by two virtuosic and tuneful quartets by early members of the Société Nationale de Musique. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50

(photo: John Clark)

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French chamber music 1870-1899 Saturday 12 June

French Piano Music from Bizet to Debussy

Pre-concert Talk

Bizet Jeux D’Enfants, Op. 22 Fauré Nocturne No. 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33/1 Satie Gnossiennes Nos. 2 and 5, Gymnopédie No. 1 Fauré Dolly Suite, Op. 56 Chaminade 6 Pièces Romantiques, Op. 55 Saint-Saëns Pas Redoublé, Op. 86 Debussy Ballade; Clair de Lune; Petite Suite

Discovering Music – César Franck’s Piano Quintet A recording of BBC Radio 3’s Discovering Music programme for future broadcast, with presenter Stephen Johnson, in an exploration of Franck’s ravishing piano quintet with tonight’s performers the Schubert Ensemble. Hall One 5.45pm FREE to same day ticket holders

9 – 12 June

Thursday 10 June

Pascal and Ami Rogé pianos Pascal Rogé, one of the world’s great interpreters of French music, presents a varied programme of solo and four-hands music with his wife, Ami. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50

Friday 11 June THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS Chausson Piano Quartet in A, Op. 30 Saint-Saëns Scherzo for 2 pianos, Op. 87 Saint-Saëns Le Carnival des animaux Schubert Ensemble and Friends Pascal and Ami Rogé pianos

FRENCH CHORAL HIGHLIGHTS Lekeu Piano Quartet Movement Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 Franck Panis Angelicus Saint-Saëns Deux Choeurs, Op. 68 Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles D’Orléans Fauré Madrigal, Op. 35 Franck Piano Quintet in F minor Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Tim Brown conductor Schubert Ensemble Following its sell-out Fauré Requiem with the Schubert Ensemble last year, Clare College Choir returns with repertoire that it has recorded to great acclaim. The Schubert Ensemble ends the series with one of the most passionate piano quintets ever written. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50

Chausson’s luminous Piano Quartet, one of the great French chamber works, is programmed alongside Saint-Saëns’s everpopular The Carnival of the Animals. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50 Schubert Ensemble Founded in 1983, and winner of the Royal Philharmonic Award for Best Chamber Ensemble, the Schubert Ensemble is firmly established as one of the world’s leading exponents of chamber music for piano and strings. Regularly giving over 50 concerts a year, the Ensemble has performed in over 40 different countries and recorded nearly 30 CDs.

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FRETWORK: The World Encompassed Fretwork’s residency at Kings Place presents a whole range of music for viols, from the 1500s to 2010. Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance and Clare Wilkinson perform music old and new with ‘the finest viol consort on the planet’ (Stephen Pettitt, The Evening Standard). This unusual series also includes two very different new works: Alexander Goehr sets George Chapman’s marvellous poem The Shadow of Night – sung by Michael Chance – and Orlando Gough explores new worlds with The World Encompassed. This major new work takes Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80 as the starting point for a musical journey with the viol players that accompanied Drake on his epic voyage.

Wednesday 16 June

Thursday 17 June*

Purcell & Byrd

The Shadow of NigHT

Fretwork with Emma Kirkby soprano A gala evening celebrating the voice of Dame Emma Kirkby. She is an eminent interpreter of Purcell and Byrd, and this concert is devoted to their music. Kirkby has made an acclaimed recording of Byrd’s consort songs for Harmonia Mundi with Fretwork, and their CD of Purcell’s Fantazias has just won a coveted Gramophone Award. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50

Fretwork with Michael Chance countertenor The world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s The Shadow of Night (written for Fretwork with Michael Chance), contrasted with music of William Lawes, the extraordinary pre-Civil War English composer. Hall One 7.30pm Duration: 45 minutes £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Fretwork’s new arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for six viols. Virtuosic and flamboyant, these are the Goldbergs as you never heard them before! Hall One 9pm Duration: 45 minutes £9.50 £11.50; Saver Seat £6.50 Premium Seat £16.50 *JOINT CONCERT Ticket Offer 17 June: £13 £19 or Premier Seat £23

Dame Emma Kirkby (photo: Chris Tribble)

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Kirkby, Chance and Wilkinson Saturday 19 June

THE SILKEN TENT

Study Day with the Viola da Gamba Society

Fretwork with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano Fretwork teams up with Clare Wilkinson to deliver an eclectic programme of music by Byrd, Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Pärt, Goehr and Gibbons, concluding with Britten’s magical setting of the folk song O Waly, waly. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50

Learn more about the viol and Drake’s journey during this Study Day. Dr Ian Woodfield, eminent historian and expert on both the viol and the musicians on Drake’s voyages, will give a lecture on these topics, followed by a second talk illustrating Drake’s journey in detail. The composer Orlando Gough joins him to talk about The World Encompassed. Hall Two 2 – 6pm £37.50 per participant

16 – 19 June

Friday 18 June

The World Encompassed

Fretwork In 2006 Fretwork celebrated 20 years of performing ancient and contemporary music. This great musical adventure has taken them all over the globe and the future sees many exciting projects based on the thrilling juxtaposition of old and new. ‘No group play the viol repertoire with more flair and feeling than Fretwork.’ Geoff Brown, The Times

The world premiere of Orlando Gough’s The World Encompassed, which takes the remarkable story of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe in 1577 – 80 as the starting point for a depiction of the musical and cultural encounters that took place on that memorable journey. Drake took with him four viol players, and they not only entertained and played for devotions, but also played to the indigenous peoples that they met. On at least one occasion, Drake was entertained by the native musicians as well. Gough explores the sense of shock and otherness experienced by those viol players on Drake’s ship and contrasts the music of a protestant 16th century England with the more exotic music of Africa, South America and the Pacific. Hall One 7.30pm £14.50 £17.50 £21.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £26.50

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Royal Academy of Music 2010 HIGHLIGHTS The Royal Academy of Music presents diverse performances inspired by prolific and world-renowned artists including eminent conductor Trevor Pinnock, distinguished flautist William Bennett and jazz legend Mike Gibbs. The award-winning Solstice Quartet joins Academy musicians in a performance of chamber classics. On the final day of the series, families get the chance to sing, play and move in the creation and performance of an exciting new composition.

Wednesday 23 June

Thursday 24 June

MASTERPIECES of CHAMBER MUSIC

ALL FLUTES

Solstice Quartet with Anna Hashimoto clarinet and Wilhelm Quartet

Musicians from the Royal Academy of Music William Bennett director

Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20 Dazzling clarinettist Anna Hashimoto joins the Solstice Quartet to perform Brahms’s supreme chamber music achievement. The Quartet will then be joined by the Wilhelm Quartet with Mendelssohn’s remarkable and youthful masterpiece. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

Telemann Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E minor, TV 52:e1 Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C RV443 J S Bach (arr. William Bennett) Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 Reinecke Ballade, Op. 288 Böhm Grande Polonaise, Op. 16 Nicholson Variations on Home Sweet Home Godard Suite De Trois Morceaux, Op. 116 Saint-Saëns (arr. Denis Bouriakov) Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28 World-renowned flautist William Bennett journeys through the history of the flute with a series of original works, transcriptions and arrangements for flute and chamber orchestra. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

Solstice Quartet

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Trevor Pinnock conducts Mahler Saturday 26 June

MAHLER IN MINIATURE

FAMILY DAY with the ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Royal Academy of Music Chamber Ensemble Trevor Pinnock conductor Runette Botha soprano Haydn (arr. Salomon) Symphony Quintetto (after Symphony No. 101 The Clock) for flute, string quartet and piano (ed. Christopher Hogwood) Mahler (arr. Stein) Symphony No. 4 in G A rare opportunity to hear chamber arrangements of two major symphonic works, contrasting Salomon’s ingenious and creative eighteenth-century transcription of Haydn’s Clock Symphony and Erwin Stein’s visionary transformation of Mahler’s neo-classicist symphony for fifteen players and soprano. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

FAMILY WORKSHOP Performers from the Royal Academy of Music Julian West event director Elo Masing composer Sabina Netherclift movement director

23 – 26 June

Friday 25 June

Open to children aged between 5 to 11. (At least one adult must attend in each family.) Hall Two & St Pancras Room 10am – 3pm £2.50 per participant including Public Performance Hall Two 2pm FREE admission to Performance only

Mingus, Monk and Me Royal Academy of Music Big Band Mike Gibbs director

Trevor Pinnock (photo: Peer Lindgreen)

Royal Academy of Music The Royal Academy of Music’s impact on musical life is inestimable. Its alumni permeate today’s global music profession, including iconic names like Rattle, Birtwistle and Elton John. It attracts talented students from over fifty countries, drawn by its renowned teachers, rich artistic culture, unrivalled calendar of events and superb collections.

Commissioned by the Hessisches Rundfunk Big Band and guitarist Bill Frisell, this project features the music of legendary Mike Gibbs and his arrangements of modern jazz classics by Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

‘A truly excellent ensemble’ Gramophone (Feb 2009)

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CELEBRATING ARGENTINA 200 This Festival celebrates the bicentenary of Argentina’s independence after centuries of Spanish rule. It features Argentine classical music old and new as well as the music of the pampas (Gaucho music) and the indigenous inhabitants of the North. Alongside the music – and naturally, Tango! – the Festival also includes exhibitions of contemporary art and cartoons, films and poetry readings. In the meantime, don’t forget to enjoy MorrisLenson Guitar Duo’s free concerts in the Foyer and on the waterside terrace while tasting the special menu devised by the Argentinian chef Gustavo Schneider for Rotunda Restaurant and the Green & Fortune Café. Alberto Portugheis, curator Presented in association with Opus Musica and supported by the Embassy of Argentina and The Anglo-Argentine Society.

Thursday 1 July

Friday 2 July

The Poetry of Jorge Luis Borges

COMICA ARGENTINA 1 History of Comic Art in Argentina

Lecture by poet and essayist Hector Dante Cincotta reveals the essence of the poetry by Jorge Luis Borges, one of the greatest voices of Argentina. St Pancras Room 6.20pm £6.50

ALBERTO PORTUGHEIS, MARTHA ARGERICH & FRIENDS Martha Argerich joins Alberto Portugheis, and a glittering array of world class musicians from Britain, America, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Israel and Lebanon pay tribute to Argentina and its music. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

Paul Gravett, curator of the annual Comica Festival at the ICA, London, gives an illustrated talk about the history of comic art in Argentina to accompany the Comica Argentina Exhibition. Followed by an animated short film: For A Tango (2004) by Gabriele Zucchelli. St Pancras Room 6.20pm £6.50

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires The critically-acclaimed De Marinis-Dabul Piano Duo is the champion of the study and performance of Argentine music for two pianos. Tonight’s programme includes music of Lasala, Urteaga and Guastavino, alongside Piazzolla’s Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

Martha Argerich

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Tango meets classical Sunday 4 July

TANGO ARGENTINA!

CONCIERTO TANGO – Natalia González Figueroa

Reputed for his interpretations of the great masters of Argentine music, maestro Valentin Surif presents a programme of classical and contemporary concert tangos. Hall One 12 noon £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

COMICA ARGENTINA 2 Film: The Mystery of the First Animated Movies El Apóstol (1917) was the world’s first animated feature film, written and directed by Quirino Cristiani. A satire, it portrayed President Yrigoyen burning down Buenos Aires with Jupiter’s thunderbolts to bring morality to public life and eliminate corruption. No copies of the film have survived. Gabriele Zucchelli’s documentary (2006), explores the making of El Apóstol. St Pancras Room 4.30pm £4.50

Cincotta reads Cincotta from ‘The Book of Shadows’ Themes like time, shadow, desire, nature, solitude and homeland form a semantic network in Cincotta’s distinctively melancholic poetry. The celebrated Argentine poet Hector Dante Cincotta will recite his poetry. (English translations read by Peter Beardsell.) St Pancras Room 6.20pm £6.50

Tango Épica – Liliana Barrios Distinguished tango singer Liliana Barrios is joined by Julian Jacobson (piano) and Yuka Matsumoto (violin) to present a history of Argentine tango. She will sing some of the best-loved tangos such as La Cumparsita and La última curda as well as two new tangos. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

The young virtuoso pianist Natalia González Figueroa performs a programme based on tangos written by non-Argentinian composers – including Stravinsky, Satie, Albéniz and Marlos Nobre. Hall One 12 noon £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

1 – 4 July

Saturday 3 July

COMICA ARGENTINA 3 Drawing Board: Paul Gravett & Guests Paul Gravett talks to cartoonist Oscar Grillo and director/animator Gabriele Zucchelli about their work. St Pancras Room 6pm £6.50

Silvia Iriondo Traditional and modern Argentinian Folk Music sung by Silvia Iriondo, whose repertoire includes works by young composers, anonymous couplets, indigenous songs and folkloric classics. Hall One 7.30pm £12.50 £14.50 £19.50; Saver Seat £9.50 Premium Seat £24.50

Alberto Portugheis Born in La Plata, Argentina, the distinguished pianist and pedagogue has lived in London for many years, but this has never interrupted his close work with Argentina’s music and musicians. A personal friend of composer Alberto Ginastera, whose music he has recorded, and of Astor Piazzolla, whose British debut he arranged, Portugheis presents a festival that encompasses many different aspects of Argentine music and arts. 47


TALKING ART Talking Art is a series of art-related talks and lectures at Kings Place, presented in partnership with Kings Place Gallery and Pangolin London. The talks are generally linked to exhibitions taking place at Kings Place and will feature artists and experts on a range of media. MONDAYS in St Pancras Room, 6.30pm throughout the year. Tickets £6.50 Monday 12 April THE MINER IN ART Guest Lecturer: Dr Gail-Nina Anderson This illustrated lecture celebrates the work of Norman Cornish, the sole surviving ‘Pitman Painter’, by providing an historical context for his telling images of working life. From Mediaeval manuscripts to PostImpressionist paintings and beyond, the figure of the worker has been represented in a wide variety of styles and artistic contexts. This talk will examine the changing meanings of such depictions and the unexpected visual poetry that can often be found in the imagery of labour. In association with Kings Place Gallery.

curated by Pangolin London Pangolin London’s first sculptor in residence, Abigail Fallis (right) talks about her year working at Kings Place and her new exhibition Fallis in Wonderland. (5 May – 27 June, Pangolin London) Exploring themes loosely related to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as well as Abigail’s interests in other topical issues such as environmentalism and consumerism, the exhibition includes sculpture and works on paper, made from a variety of materials including bronze, silver, plaster and papier mâché.

Monday 19 April COLLECTING SCULPTURE

Monday 14 June CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE IN ART

curated by Pangolin London Is sculpture a better investment than painting? Is sculpture really more expensive? How can I begin collecting? A panel of speakers from the art world discusses the merits and drawbacks of collecting sculpture today.

Monday 10 May THE COLOUR RED Guest Lecturer: Dr Gail-Nina Anderson The ultimate in warm notes, red is the most visually dominant of primary colours. This talk will explore the ways that artists such as Constable used a touch of red to enliven landscape compositions, that the portrait painters of the Renaissance incorporated it as a fashion note and that its associations with fire created a range of symbolic references all the way from the flames of hell to the warm heart of love. In association with Kings Place Gallery. 48

Monday 17 May FALLIS IN WONDERLAND

Guest Lecturer: Dr Gail-Nina Anderson If every picture tells a story, it makes a difference if the viewer is already familiar with the plot. This lecture discusses the popularity of Shakespeare’s plays as subjects for art, and the different ways that the texts could be visually interpreted. Eighteenth-century academic highmindedness gives way to the fine detail of the Pre-Raphaelites, stage conventions affect painterly visions, and humour, tragedy and downright sentimentality (not to mention theatrical vanity) all find their place in a celebration of the Bard’s influence on pictorial art. In association with Kings Place Gallery.

Abigail Fallis at work, Kings Place (photo: Tom Bland)


Mondays in St Pancras Room Prices shown are for online booking – www.kingsplace.co.uk


PANGOLIN LONDON KINGS PLACE Sculpture, Prints & Drawings

FALLIS IN WONDERLAND

5 May – 27 June

T: 020 7520 1480 E: gallery@pangolinlondon.com www.pangolinlondon.com

OPENING HOURS Tuesday – Saturday 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.

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Abigail Fallis Tuna Fish (with strings attached) Bronze with Steel Strings Photograph © Steve Russell

Pangolin London is proud to present a fabulous exhibition of work by their first sculptor-in-residence, Abigail Fallis. Exploring themes loosely related to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as well as Abigail’s interests in other topical issues such as environmentalism and consumerism, this exhibition includes sculpture and works on paper made from a variety of materials including bronze, silver, plaster and papier maché. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition and Abigail will give a talk about Fallis in Wonderland as part of the Talking Art series on 17 May.


MICHAEL COOPER: Sculpture 6 July – 29 August

Michael Cooper Silver Jaguar Sterling Silver Photograph © Steve Russell

Carvers and modellers are usually considered to be at opposite ends of the spectrum of sculpture – working into a form from the outer edges of a block of stone is conceptually different from building up a form on a skeletal armature. This exhibition however, highlights how talented sculptor Michael Cooper traverses the boundaries between carved stone and cast metal. Cooper’s timeless quest for intrinsic beauty, combined with a remarkable empathy for natural and human form, brings together two different working processes with universally elegant and irresistibly tactile results. 51


Norman Cornish Pit Road (detail) Oil on board 87 x 118.5cm © Norman Cornish

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 11am – 5pm Closed Bank Holidays Admission Free

NORMAN CORNISH

Pit Road and other Paintings 5 March – 23 April (except 2 – 5 April) Norman Cornish, the sole surviving Pitman Painter and member of the Spennymoor Settlement, is widely regarded as one of the most important artists to have emerged from the North East in the post-war years.

STEPHEN CHAMBERS 30 April – 11 June

Stephen Chambers top: The Professor 2009 Screenprint above: Man (with Daisy Chain) 1 2009 Oil on linen 35.5 x 30.5cm © Stephen Chambers

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In the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 2006, Stephen Chambers exhibited a painting titled, The Island of Constant Chaos. To the casual observer it might read as the aftermath of a dissolute party: a nude woman lies on a gaudy patterned sofa surrounded by a group of half empty glasses. There is not much indication of legible space because the entire canvas is suffused in a dark Venetian red. Another reading, however, could be of an elaborately organised installation which has no connection with a temporal event. Chambers himself maintains that his work “speaks of states of mind, behaviours and sensibilities” and it is clear that in order to picture this he disrupts natural laws, (gravity, for example) while fashioning his own poetic language.


CHRIS STEELE-PERKINS England My England 18 June – 30 July

Award-winning Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins unflinchingly records the absurdities, the pleasures and the tragedies of English life, invariably with wit and humour. There is a certain pathos in the image of a crowded beach, complete with donkeys, in which an unobserved dog pisses upon a windbreak: the English are unbelievably stoical holidaymakers. He would resist being called a cultural anthropologist but ‘all human life is here’ as well as the illusions that propel it. One can move from an amazing shot of obese male strippers, The Blobendales, to one of a Brixton Reggae Festival where, inexplicably, the entire Afro-Caribbean audience looks glum; or to a group of ‘blissed out’ Children of Jesus. His stance is nonjudgmental or, more precisely, of Dickensian largesse, but his preoccupation with the truth about England, brilliantly captured, means perhaps that he really loves it, warts and all.

NORMAN ADAMS

Paintings and watercolours 18 June – 30 July When Norman Adams died in March 2005, Britain lost one of the most significant artists to have emerged over the last half century. Spanning a career of almost sixty years, Adams’ art was essentially ecstatic and life affirming in its approach to nature and man’s place within it. Drawn from the artist’s estate, the paintings and watercolours in this exhibition explore five decades of prolific output during the course of which Adams evolved an intensely original and personal style in which the poetical and Romantic landscape traditions of Blake and Turner are infused with the broader currents of European Modernism – Van Gogh and Ensor, Nolde and Picasso among others – to create one of the most deeply felt and emotionally intense expressions of the Northern Expressionist sensibility in late C20th British art.

above: Chris Steele-Perkins Dancing in the Lyceum Ballroom, London 1976 © Chris Steele-Perkins

Norman Adams left: Winter Thrush Oil on canvas 86.4 x 91.4cm below: Amaryllis Lily 1977 Watercolour, pencil on paper 70 x 56.5cm © Estate of the artist

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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 memorable.

ROTUNDA BAR & RESTAURANT Rotunda’s stunning waterfront views and al fresco seating provide the ideal setting to enjoy good weather. So, kick back and watch the boats go by while we fire up the barbeques and the hog roast for you! Did you know? We only serve beef and lamb exclusively from our farm in Matfen, Northumberland. The meat is hung here at Rotunda in our specially built hanging room and then butchered by our own chefs. For Private parties Enjoy the Chef’s hearty, homemade cooking with your friends and family at Rotunda’s Private Dining Room – perfect for gatherings of up to 24 people and right beside the Regent’s Canal! The Bar Rotunda Bar offers an all-day à la carte menu, both inside the Bar and outside on the terrace, brunch at weekends and a great selection of beer and guest ales. Try the Battlebridge Mojito, a fusion of cloudy apple, rose, elderberries and gin – our signature cocktail. T: 020 7014 2840 www.rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk

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Located in the Atrium, the central hub of Kings Place, our café offers wonderful homemade cakes, seasonal soups and hot carved sandwiches. This summer treat yourself to one of our refreshing fresh fruit smoothies! And you can also use our café as if it was your office....take advantage of our complementary Wi-Fi connection. T: 020 7014 2850 www.greenandfortune.co.uk

KINGS PLACE EVENTS Exciting event spaces to host any type of business or social event: a conference, AGM or awards ceremony, a stylish reception, lunch, dinner, press launch, training courses or exhibitions – events from 2 to 500 people. Since the opening in October 2008, Kings Place has established itself as one of the top venues in London. Successfully producing an extensive range of high profile events and private parties, the in-house events team will look after your event from start to finish. We focus on • Five star service • Bespoke approach when planning each event • High technology • Flexible approach and ‘can do’ attitude • Creating experiences to remember • Good value • Making your event a great success! To find out more please contact us: events@kingsplaceevents.co.uk T: 020 7014 2838 www.kingsplaceevents.co.uk 55


Getting to Kings Place

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. 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.

Where to park

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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.


Kings Place ‘... a place where the curious can drop in at lunchtime, tea time, after work or dinner time, just to see what’s going on. It’s for those who are equally happy with a guitar recital, a contemporary music event, a Beethoven quartet or a platform debate about poetry in the city. That’s very 21st Century.’ Financial Times Print: Graphicom srl | Photographs: Chris Tribble, Morley von Sternberg, Tom Bland, Keith Paisley, Liv Prema Ronningen

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