Saturday, 7 September 2013

Autumn at Kings Place

Kings Place - Bach Unwrapped
Autumn at Kings Place means that their Bach Unwrapped series is reaching its conclusion, the Sixteeen drop in on their Choral Pilgrimage and the Brodsky Quartet has a residency. Wayne McGregor and Random Dance present an evening of new short dances and Lucy Parham looks at the relationship between Schumann, his wife and Brahms.

Bach Unwrapped continues apace. Rachel Podger returns for further violin sonatas and partitas (25/9), Carolyn Sampson joins the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for more concertos and cantatas (27/9), Fretwork perform the Goldberg Variations (16/10), Oxford Philomusica and New College Choir join forces under Edward Higginbottom for Bach's Magnificat (18/10), harpsichordist Robert Levin performs the English Suites (21/11) whilst David Greilsammer and Geneva Camerata give us music by J.S.Bach and his family (22/11). There is a study day on Bach's Sound World & Instruments  (28/9), and one on Father, Sons and Holy Ghost (23/11). There is also a come and sing Bach event on the Mass in B Minor (29/9)

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers  perform their Choral Pilgrimage 2013 programme Queen of Heaven featuring Palestrina's Missa Regina Coeli and music by Palestrina, Allegri, and James MacMillan (18/9)

Wayne McGregor and Random Dance are presenting Random Works and evening of short dance pieces curated by McGregor. Choreographers working closely with McGregor will be creating eight pieces to a new score by Leafcutter John and Max Baillie to be played by members of the Aurora Orchestra (20,21/9)

Lucy  Parham, Joanna David and Martin Jarvis (a pianist and two actors) are presenting Beloved Clara about Schumann's relationship with his wife, and of course Brahms drops in too! (4/10)

The Brodsky Quartet has a short residency: Trees, Walls and Cities. With Lore Lixenberg they perform Purcell, Bjork,  Schubert and Nigel Osbourne (7/11), A String of Pears: From Vienna and Beyond gives us music from the 2nd Viennese schools juxtaposed with colourful pieces written for the quartet (8/11) and Elvis Costello's Il Sogno is paired with music by Purcell, Masson, Robert Davidson, Dave Brubeck and Shostakovich (9/11)

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