Friday 2 May 2014

May at Kings Place

Wajahat Khan
Wajahat Khan
Having opened with RE:Naissance curated by Matthew Sharp, May at Kings Place continues with the Allegri String Quartet being joined by sarod virtuoso Wajahat Khan for Khan's own Roog Desh for sarod and string quartet (11/5).

Their Chamber Classics Unwrapped continues with a group of concerts exploring major chamber works. The Carducci Quartet is joined by Charles Own and Katharine Gowers for Shostakovich's Piano Quintet and Chausson's wonderful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet (14/5). The Aronowitz Ensemble performs Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence plus music by Dohnanyi (15/5).and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Bach's Musical Offering BWV 1079, plus music by Handel, Marais, Telemann, Rameau and CPE Bach. There is also a study day on French Chamber Music (17/5).  The New London Chamber Ensemble performs a family concerto of musical stories with narration, including Prokofiev's famous Peter and the Wolf in a chamber version, and music in the same genre by Berio, Saint Saens (guess!) and Martin Butler (setting Roald Dahl) (17/5).  James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong perform the Franck Violin Sonata with music by Leclair and Richard Strauss (17/5)

Coffee Concerts continue with Tim Hugh, principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra and actor Edward Fox in a programme which mixes Bach's Cello Suites with readings from TS Eliot, Robert Browning and more in a programme devised by Lucy Parham (25/5). Poet in the City is presenting a tribute to the poet Seamus Heaney who died in 2013 (26/5)

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