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  2. 2. Praise for Kings Place Festival 2009 A big welcome... ‘ At Kings Place, the opening festival of the 2009–10 season was jubilant... who can fault ‘The Kings Place Festival provides a long-awaited opportunity to introduce the 9-12 September Kings Place Festival’10 a venue where instead of being told not to music we have so enjoyed Celebrating our third year, we are delighted to introduce over the years and the young touch the instruments, you are invited to a dazzling 100 performances, spread over four days. The musicians who have been so touch them gently? Between Mozart, Haydn exciting to work with.’ festival is a snapshot of where Kings Place is currently at, and Beethoven, Indian classical music and Levon Chilingirian s ketle with our open-minded approach to programming talented Tic sa a hog roast, it was difficult to know where performers of the highest quality. Offering a showcase of the ‘… one of the jewels in the best in classical, contemporary and experimental, jazz and ’ to turn. The Independent on Sunday cultural life of the capital … on ow blues, folk, spoken word and comedy, with tickets at just the acoustics of Hall One at Kings Place is one of the n £4.50 online – as well as many free events – our festival is accessible to all. Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas © Chris Tribble best I have ever encountered anywhere in the world.’ y Onl 0 Martino Tirimo There are far too many highlights to mention here but we have the Chilingirian Quartet teaming up with El Sistema’s most exciting ambassadors, the Millennium Quartet, for £4.5ne ‘State-of-the-art Kings Place a series of Latin American classics. Hot on the heels of the highly successful Darbar onli has as many echo-chambers festival we have a stunning voyage through Indian classical music. London Sinfonietta as a medieval cathedral, and cements their reputation once again with three boundary-pushing concerts of highly that’s just the foyer, so it was ambitious programming including Chamber Music by Thomas Adès. The Orchestra a pleasure to queue for one’s of the Age of Enlightenment showcase music from the great Baroque composers tickets while the five members including Purcell and Bach. Impressing audiences with their historical expertise and any of Il Suono delivered some forward-looking flair, these performances are not to be missed. M ee spirited Gabrieli.’ There’s a myriad of spoken word with Tilt and Magpie’s Nest, whilst comedy giants fr ts The Independent Tom Basden, Jenny Éclair and Rob Deering heat up the stage with some side-splitting, n razor-sharp delivery. Last year’s hugely popular Meet the Journalist makes a welcome eve ‘Kings Place … acoustically, return as the big guns from the Guardian let us in behind the scenes with lively debate it is very fine, and surrounding the most current issues in today’s media. atmospherically inviting…’ Dune Records jazz it up with Tomorrow’s Warriors, whilst F-IRE present Wot is Sunday Times Culture Jazz and Clowns Revisited, introducing those of all ages to the wonderful world of jazz. Red Orange explores the folk traditions with adventures from the international scene ‘Kings Place … a place where and, fresh from the overwhelming success of the first-ever London A Capella festival the curious can drop in at here at Kings Place, we are proud to see the artists back for a series of free events. lunchtime, tea time, after work Get contemporary as Arctic Circle take us on a cutting-edge journey through two or dinner time, just to see cities that represent the truest innovators in modern music, Manchester and Bristol, what’s going on. It’s for those whilst Twisted Lounge return with three unique performances that break the rules by who are equally happy with a defying all of the genres. guitar recital, a contemporary You must take some time out to relax and enjoy a coffee in the Green & Fortune Café, music event, a Beethoven grab a bite at the hog roast, whilst visiting the Farmers’ Market hosted by the Rotunda quartet or a platform debate Bar & Restaurant. The galleries also programme public art around the building, including about poetry in the city. That’s water sculptures by Pangolin London artist William Pye during the festival. very 21st Century.’ Financial Times Can’t wait to see you there! 1
  3. 3. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Thursday 9 & Friday 10 September No. TIME SPACE EVENT GENRE Latin American Classics I – Chilingirian Quartet & Millennium Quartet 1 2.30pm Hall One Song of the Black Swan – Villa-Lobos, Gardel, Ponce and Romero Classical AFTERNOON 2 3.45pm Hall One Jazzinho – Muños and Hahn Classical 3 5pm Hall One 4 Four Tango – Ponce, Piazzolla and Hahn Classical Classical Music from India – Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust 4 2.45pm Hall Two Hindustani Santoor Recital World 5 4pm Hall Two Carnatic Concert World 6 5.15pm Hall Two Contemporary Indian Classical Music World Meet the Journalist – Behind the Scenes at the Guardian 7 3pm St Pancras Room Roger Tooth – Head of Photography Spoken Word THURSDAY 9 8 4.15pm St Pancras Room Emily Bell – Director of Digital Content Spoken Word 9 5.30pm St Pancras Room Alan Rusbridger – Editor Spoken Word Spitz presents… 10 6.15pm Atrium FREE Indo Bass Trio Jazz 11 7.30pm Atrium FREE Indo Bass Trio Jazz In the English Tradition – curated by Alan Bearman 12 7pm Hall One Eliza Carthy Folk EVENING 13 8.15pm Hall One Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Folk 14 9.30pm Hall One Chris Wood Folk London Sinfonietta 15 7.15pm Hall Two Chamber Music by Igor Stravinsky Classical 16 8.30pm Hall Two Chamber Music by Tom Adès Contemporary Classical 17 9.45pm Hall Two Postcards from Europe Contemporary Classical Tilt @ Kings Place Festival 2010 18 7.30pm St Pancras Room Spoken meets Live: a Spoken Word meets Live Art intervention Spoken Word 19 8.45pm St Pancras Room Spoken Word meets Comedy Spoken Word 20 10pm St Pancras Room London Liming: where Spoken Word meets Carnival Spoken Word Mikhail Rudy – Russian Masterpieces 21 2.30pm Hall One Seasons and Pictures – Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky Classical AFTERNOON 22 3.45pm Hall One The Russian Cello – Prokofiev and Stravinsky Classical 23 5pm Hall One Petrushka – Stravinsky and Prokofiev Classical The Dune Music Company presents… Tomorrow’s Warriors 24 2.45pm Hall Two Tomorrow’s Warriors Biggish Band Jazz 25 4pm Hall Two Tomorrow’s Warriors Quartet Jazz 26 5.15pm Hall Two Myrna Hague + Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop Jazz The Magpie’s Nest: Once Upon a Time – curated by Sam Lee 27 3pm St Pancras Room Debs Newbold Spoken Word Contents 28 4.15pm St Pancras Room Jess Smith Spoken Word FRIDAY 10 29 5.30pm St Pancras Room Taffy Thomas Spoken Word Spitz presents… Festival ’10: Full 4-day Schedule 3 30 6.15pm Atrium FREE One Mint Julep Jazz 31 7.30pm Atrium FREE One Mint Julep Jazz Thursday Programme 7 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Essence of Enlightment 32 7pm Hall One Buxtehude, Böhm, Bach Classical Friday Programme 21 EVENING 33 8.15pm Hall One J S Bach & the keyboard Classical 34 9.30pm Hall One Three Violins – Music from Purcell’s London Classical Saturday Programme 35 Comedy at Kings Place – in association with Avalon 35 7.15pm Hall Two Tom Basden Comedy Sunday Programme 55 36 8.30pm Hall Two Jenny Eclair Comedy © Morley von Sternberg 37 9.45pm Hall Two Rob Deering Comedy Exhibitions in the galleries 74 38 7.30pm St Pancras Room Folk Made in the UK – curated by Red Orange Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll Folk / Contemporary 39 8.45pm St Pancras Room Monster Ceilidh Band Folk / Contemporary Festival Food and Drink 78 40 10pm St Pancras Room Andrew Cronshaw and Tigran Aleksanyan Folk / Contemporary 2 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 3
  4. 4. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Saturday 11 September PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Sunday 12 September No. TIME SPACE EVENT GENRE No. TIME SPACE EVENT GENRE Light and Dark – Johannes Moser & Sophie Cashell Gould Piano Trio 41 11am Hall One Light – Beethoven, Janácek and Messiaen ˇ Classical 71 11am Hall One Bohemian Rhapsody – Suk & Dvorák ˇ Classical MORNING MORNING 42 12.15pm Hall One Dark – Bach, Takemitsu and Beethoven Classical 72 12.15pm Hall One Variations in a major key – Beethoven & Brahms Classical Endymion Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Kids 43 11.15am Hall Two For Anton Stadler – Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Classical 73 11.15am Hall Two Workshop Family 44 12.30pm Hall Two For Richard Mühlfeld – Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor Classical 74 12.30pm Hall Two Concert: Our Favourite Things Family F-IRE presents… Kids F-IRE Kenneth Hamilton - The World of the Romantic Pianist 45 11.30am St Pancras Room Wot is Jazz? Family 75 11.30pm St Pancras Room A Fantasy on Rossini’s Moses – Thalberg Spoken Word / Classical 46 12.45pm St Pancras Room Clown Revisited Family 76 12.45pm St Pancras Room A Fantasy on Bellini’s Norma – Liszt Spoken Word / Classical A Cappella at Kings Place A Cappella at Kings Place 47 1pm Foyer FREE In The Smoke Contemporary 77 1pm Foyer FREE Voice Contemporary 48 2pm Foyer FREE Diversity Choir Contemporary 78 2pm Foyer FREE Chantage Contemporary 49 3pm Foyer FREE Evolution Contemporary 79 3pm Foyer FREE Evolution Contemporary Junk Band – curated by Philip Venables & Serge Vuille Junk Band – curated by Philip Venables & Serge Vuille AFTERNOON AFTERNOON 50 1.45pm Foyer FREE Rubbish Music Contemporary 80 1.45pm Foyer FREE Rubbish Music Contemporary Latin American Classics II – Chilingirian Quartet & Millennium Quartet Sacconi Quartet with Simon Crawford-Phillips 51 2.30pm Hall One David Carpio’s Octet – Ginastera and Carpio Classical 81 2.30pm Hall One A Quintet for Clara – Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat Classical SATURDAY 11 52 3.45pm Hall One Bachianas Brasileiras – Villa Lobos and Carreño Classical 82 3.45pm Hall One Hard-won masterpieces – Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Classical SUNDAY 12 53 5pm Hall One Last Round – Villa-Lobos, Plaza and Golijov Classical 83 5pm Hall One Dumka and Dancing – Dvorák Piano Quintet in A ˇ Classical Outer Circle: Bristol – Curated by Arctic Circle International Guitar Foundation 54 2.45pm Hall Two Rozi Plain Contemporary 84 2.45pm Hall Two Stefan Galt Contemporary 55 4pm Hall Two Eyebrow Contemporary 85 4pm Hall Two Amanda Cook Classical 56 5.15pm Hall Two François & The Atlas Mountains Contemporary 86 5.15pm Hall Two Nicolas Meier Trio Jazz Poet in the City: Contemporary Lines Royal Academy of Music 57 3pm St Pancras Room Maps Spoken Word 87 3pm St Pancras Room A Sea of Tonality: Debussy, Satie and Takemitsu Classical 58 4.15pm St Pancras Room Bodies Spoken Word 88 4.15pm St Pancras Room Pastiche, politics and all that jazz: Stravinsky, Weill and Eisler Classical 59 5.30pm St Pancras Room Communications Spoken Word 89 5.30pm St Pancras Room Elegiac Harp: Ravel, Bax, Debussy Classical Spitz presents… Spitz presents… 60 6.15pm Atrium FREE Rosanna Schura Trio Jazz 90 6.15pm Atrium FREE Indo Bass Trio Jazz 61 7.30pm Atrium FREE Rosanna Schura Trio Jazz 91 7.30pm Atrium FREE Indo Bass Trio Jazz Folkworks: Tradition and Innovation – curated by Kathryn Tickell Outer Circle: Manchester – Curated by Arctic Circle 62 7pm Hall One John Kirkpatrick Folk 92 7pm Hall One Nancy Elizabeth Contemporary EVENING EVENING 63 8.15pm Hall One Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell / The Askew Sisters Folk 93 8.15pm Hall One Homelife Contemporary 64 9.30pm Hall One Nancy Kerr and James Fagan Folk 94 9.30pm Hall One Denis Jones Contemporary F-IRE presents… Dante Quartet 65 7.15pm Hall Two Tom Arthurs Trio with the Elysian Quartet Jazz 95 7.15pm Hall Two Fiery Franck Classical 66 8.30pm Hall Two Kit Downes Trio Jazz 96 8.30pm Hall Two The harlequin colours of Debussy Classical 67 9.45pm Hall Two Basquiat Strings Jazz 97 9.45pm Hall Two Late Fauré Classical Twisted Lounge presents… Spitz Blues 68 7.30pm St Pancras Room Loré Lixenberg Contemporary 98 7.30pm St Pancras Room JD Smith Blues 69 8.45pm St Pancras Room Breathe – curated by John Butcher Contemporary 99 8.45pm St Pancras Room John Crampton Blues 70 10pm St Pancras Room Physicality – curated by D Toop, J Bissmire and L Michener Contemporary 100 10pm St Pancras Room Parkbench Blues 4 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 5
  5. 5. Thursday © Morley von Sternberg highlights 2.30pm The Festival opens with the Chilingirian Quartet joining forces with the Venezuelan Millennium Quartet for a dazzling programme of South American chamber music by Villa-Lobos and Romero. 2.45pm, 4pm, 5.15pm Darbar takes you on a musical journey through India, from the shimmering sounds of the ancient santoor in the foothills of the Himalayas, to Indian strains of instruments more familiar in a Western orchestra. Beautiful, strange and compelling. 5.30pm Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian, takes to the podium as part of the popular Meet the Journalist series. Book early, this fascinating talk will sell out quickly! 8.15pm Legendary folk duo Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are back! Huge names on the folk world for four decades, their performance is as lively and inspirational as ever. 8.30pm London Sinfonietta: Thomas Adès Chamber Music spatial surprises and beguiling music from The Tempest by one of Britain’s leading composers. 6 7
  6. 6. THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER CLASSICAL Latin American Classics I © Graham Topping Chilingirian Quartet / Millennium Quartet 1 Song of the Black Swan On the Chilingirian Quartet’s first visit to Hall One 2.30pm Latin America they met Villa-Lobos’s widow Heitor Villa-Lobos String Quartet No. 2 (1915) in Brazil, who gave them the music for his Carlos Gardel Por Una Cabeza 16th Quartet. The distinguished British- Manuel Ponce Estrellita based quartet have since made many visits to Heitor Villa-Lobos O Canto do Cysne Negro South America, where they have encountered Aldemero Romero Fuga con Pajarillo Jazzinho 2 4 Four Tango 3 its unique multiplicity of cultures and Chilingirian String Quartet enjoyed meeting a variety of composers Millennium Quartet Hall One 3.45pm Hall One 5pm Levon Chilingirian violin and performers. In January 2010 they were Stephen Coombs piano Reynaldo Hahn Violin Sonata Manuel Ponce Sonatina for violin and piano © Graham Topping charged with developing a Chamber Music Reynaldo Hahn Nocturne Astor Piazzolla 4 Four Tango Academy in Venezuela, for the young players Composed in 1915, Villa-Lobos’s Second Improvisations on Latin American Music Reynaldo Hahn Piano Quintet String Quartet is an early example of a José Luis Muñoz Jazzinho involved in El Sistema, the world-renowned genre that attracted him throughout his life Chilingirian String Quartet orchestral-training organisation. (he composed 17 of them in all) and reveals Chilingirian String Quartet Levon Chilingirian violin For Kings Place Festival they have the early Romanticism and the influence of Millennium Quartet Stephen Coombs piano French music on the Brazilian master. Charles Sewart violin chosen to share the platform with one of O Canto do Cysne Negro (Song of the Black Stephen Coombs piano Manuel Ponce’s Sonatina for violin and piano El Sistema’s most exciting ambassadors, Swan), though it may sound echt-Brazilian, is a beautiful example of his gentle and the Millennium Quartet, whose players was arranged in 1917 from an orchestral work Born in Caracas of a Venezuelan mother temperate neo-classicism, and also reflects based on Greek mythology, the symphonic and German father, Reynaldo Hahn spent the influence of Paul Dukas, with whom he the Chilingirian have coached. Says Levon poem Naufrágio de Kleônicos (1916). Manuel his career so completely in France (where studied in Paris. Astor Piazzolla is celebrated Chilingirian: ‘The Kings Place Festival Ponce, often called ‘the father of Mexican he moved with his parents at the age of 3) as the great master of Argentinian tango, but provides a long-awaited opportunity to music’, combined Impressionist and neo- that he’s generally thought of as a French 4 for Tango, composed in 1982, is also his first classical influences picked up in Europe with composer. As well as composing songs, string quartet, and a virtuoso application of introduce the music we have so enjoyed over an interest in Mexican folk-music and an operettas and film music, he managed to be the full range of 20th-century string textures the years and the young musicians who have innate lyric talent, shown to perfection in the the lover of Marcel Proust and the friend and (sul ponticello, ‘Bartók-pizzicato’, harmonics, been so exciting to work with.’ popular Estrellita, often used as an encore. biographer of Sarah Bernhardt. His Violin glissandi, rapping on the wood with the Singer-songwriter-filmstar Carlos Gardel, Sonata of 1926 is, typically for him, sunny and knuckles etc, as well as traditional playing who died in a plane crash in 1935 at the lyrical, full of discreet charm and nostalgia techniques) to a very sophisticated stylisation height of his fame, is one of the legends of the for more gracious times, even when it is being of the popular dance rhythm. Short, pithy, Chilingirian Quartet development of tango in Argentina (though sprightly. It could almost be very superior and dark-hued, it makes the perfect foil to Levon Chilingirian violin he claimed he was Uruguayan, and was salon music, but with an infusion of the Reynaldo Hahn’s imposing yet delightful Ronald Birks violin born in France!), and creator of the tango- urbanity and grace of Fauré. Piano Quintet in F sharp minor of 1922. This Susie Mészarós viola canción. The Venezuelan pianist-composer José Luis Muñoz (1928-1982) is credited work breathes the spirit of Gabriel Fauré, Philip De Groote cello Aldemero Romero was a prolific composer with being the first Venezuelan composer to who was one of Hahn’s teachers at the Paris in many styles, including Caribbean popular adopt the 12-tone method, but many of his Conservatoire. Millennium Quartet music and jazz. He created the Venezuelan works attest to his fascination with jazz styles, Lucid and civilised, this is music that Ollantay Velásquez violin style known as Onda Nueva (New Wave), such as Jazzinho (the title denotes ‘small, harks back to the more spacious and Miguel Nieves violin influenced by the Brazilian Bossa Nova. sweet’ jazz) for piano and string quartet. comfortable days before World War I, yet Jesús Pérez viola The highly rhythmic (and almost Bachian!) does so with wit and sobriety, especially Valmore Nieves cello Fuga con Pajarillo comes from a suite for in the opulently tender slow movement strings composed in 1975. The pajarillo is a (reminiscent of the operettas of Messager) Venezuelan dance, something like a waltz but and the vigorous and joyous finale. with the accent on the second of the three left to right: beats. Notes by Malcolm Macdonald Chilingirian String Quartet, Millennium Quartet 8 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 9
  7. 7. THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER WORLD Classical Music from India Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust Darbar takes you on an Indian musical journey, introducing instruments relatively new to Indian classical music. We begin in the foothills of the Himalayas with the shimmering sounds of the santoor, the hundred-stringed instrument from the valleys of Kashmir. This ancient instrument is the Indian version of the hammered dulcimer. The second concert takes us to the deep Hindustani Santoor Recital Carnatic Concert Contemporary Indian south, and unusually features the violin as a Hall Two 2.45pm Hall Two 4pm Classical Music solo instrument, supported by percussion. Hall Two 5.15pm Harjinder Pal Singh santoor Jyotsna Srikanth violin We end our journey back in the north, with Manjeet Singh Rasiya tabla Neyveli Venkatesh mridangam Jesse Bannister saxophone an instrument we would usually associate R N Prakash ghatam Bhupinder Chaggar tabla Harjinder Pal Singh with Western jazz – the saxophone. Harjinder Pal Singh’s interest in music began Jyotsna Srikanth Jesse Bannister in his childhood, and his father sent him to Trained in the South Indian Carnatic and Jesse Bannister plays North Indian classical learn tabla from Bhai Labh Singh Ji of the Western classical genres, Jyotsna composes music on the saxophone. His exciting music Punjab Gharana at the age of 14. He also her own music and collaborates with jazz, demonstrates how the saxophone can be mastered the Pakhawaj style of tabla, and Western classical and world music artists. ‘as sweet and mellifluous as a flute at times later became a senior disciple of maestro ‘She provided a remarkable, improvised and at others, as powerful and direct as a Pandit Shiv Kumar. Harjinder travels widely instrumental, switching between rapid-fire Shehnai’ (Amrita Review in Los Angeles, of in India giving concerts, lectures and violin ragas and slower delicate pieces and Jesse Bannister), adding a new dimension to demonstration programmes in schools and some impressive interplay between the India’s contemporary classical repertoire. colleges. He also tours abroad. percussionists.’ (Guardian, April 2010). Bhupinder Chaggar this page, from top: Manjeet Singh Rasiya Neyveli Venkatesh Bhupinder is a leading disciple of tabla Harjinder Pal Singh, Manjeet Singh Rasiya Manjeet is one of the UK’s greatest Indian Neyveli gave his first mridangam maestro Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji. He teaches opposite, clockwise from top right: Jesse Bannister, Bhupinder Chaggar, percussionists, and a fine Latin and Afro- performance at the age of ten. He is skilled tabla to jazz students as well as tabla classes, R N Prakash, Neyveli Venkatesh, Cuban drummer. As well performing with in playing the difficult ‘gumuki’ style and and works with musicians from many cultures, Jyotsna Srikanth renowned Indian musicians and on theatre is adept in kanjira konnakol, the art of including flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla, © Arnhel de Serra and film he has played with Western performing percussion syllables vocally. Portuguese percussion maestro Rui Júnior, musicians, including Jarvis Cocker, Marianne Neyveli has accompanied frontline musicians and soul singer Jocelyn Brown. Faithfull and Beth Orton. in many major Indian music festivals and has toured extensively. R N Prakash R N Prakash is a disciple of Vidvan K N Krishnamurthy of Bangalore. His fusion work with Western pop and jazz groups, especially Massive Attack, illustrates the musical bridges he builds to other cultures. He has made many television appearances demonstrating the versatility of mridangam and ghatam. 10 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 11
  8. 8. THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER SPOKEN WORD FREE IN THE ATRIUM JAZZ EVERY DAY FREE IN THE ATRIUM JAZZ Meet the Journalist Indo Bass Trio © Tom Bland Thursday 9 September Behind the Scenes at the Guardian & Sunday 12 September Atrium 6.15pm & 7.30pm Manjeet Singh Rasiya tabla This series of events features key personnel Ben Hazleton double bass from the Guardian, whose offices are here at Clem Alford sitar Kings Place. Featuring Head of Photography Indo Bass Trio explores the relationship Roger Tooth, Director of Digital Content of rhythm and melody as an energetic Emily Bell and Editor Alan Rusbridger, these flow between musicians, instruments and talks will give you a glimpse of life behind the listeners. The double bass, well versed in jazz and groove, enters the Indian soundscape to headlines. Essential for anyone interested explore sonic possibilities. Microtones within in the challenges and opportunities facing tones create zones for the rhythm inside the today’s media. rhythm of a heartbeat. © Felix Clay © Linda Nylind / Guardian One Mint Julep Friday 10 September Atrium 6.15pm & 7.30pm Emine Pirhasan vocals Jim Hart drums Fred Thomas double bass Sam Crowe keyboards Led by vocalist Emine Pirhasan, One Mint Julep is a new quartet. It is made up of four of London’s most talented musicians who have come together to rediscover the classic sound 7 8 9 of jazz and blues from the early Thirties. Emine simultaneously evokes the sound of the Thirties’ smoky jazz clubs with contemporary influences. Roger Tooth Head of Photography Emily Bell Director of Digital Content Alan Rusbridger Editor Spitz presents… in Kings Place Atrium each day – FREE! Rosanna Schura Trio St Pancras Room 3pm St Pancras Room 4.15pm St Pancras Room 5.30pm Saturday 11 September What is a picture desk? How does it choose Emily Bell set up MediaGuardian.co.uk in Alan Rusbridger has been editor of the Atrium 6.15pm & 7.30pm from the staggering 20,000 pictures submitted 2000, and is now responsible for the award- Guardian since 1995. His editorship has been The Atrium series will include the much-loved Spitz Jazz every day? How does it deal with readers’ winning guardian.co.uk, the Guardian and notable for pioneering the development of which has had a residency at Kings Place every Friday Vocalist and songwriter Rosanna Schura draws Observer’s network of websites. Emily also influences from artists such as John Martyn to reactions to the editors’ more controversial the paper’s digital edition, and for launching night since 2008. These sessions have showcased many of create her unique sound and subtle approach decisions? Roger Tooth gives a fascinating writes regular columns on media policy the paper in the popular European ‘Berliner’ insight into the images behind the news. His issues. Today she shares her views on some format in 2005. He is also noted for fighting, London’s finest jazz players, including some of the old Spitz to vocal jazz. Her beautiful vocals weave talk will be illustrated throughout with some aspects of news on the web in today’s world. and winning a number of high-profile legal favourites. We will also be crossing musical borders with the together with piano and bass accompaniment. Her voice rises above sprawling jazz sounds, great news and feature photography. cases involving free speech issues and Indo Bass Trio who present you with rhythms as new as they and, with impeccable phrasing, brings out the corruption in government. are old. humour and hurt of jazz and blues classics. 12 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 13
  9. 9. THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER FOLK In the English Tradition © Chris Tribble © John Haxby Curated by Alan Bearman Music 13 This fantastic evening of concerts brings together no less Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick than four of English folk music’s most influential and popular Hall One 8.15pm performers: Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick and A reunion of the legendary groundbreaking Chris Wood. Not to be missed. These concerts will sell out duo. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy very fast, so book now! has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, and Dave Swarbrick’s contribution to folk-rock music through Fairport Convention is legendary. 12 © John Haxby ‘The super-duo are back ...’ The Guardian ‘Swarbrick is an absolute revelation… as Eliza Carthy instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It’s like they Hall One 7pm were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul Nominated for Singer of the Year, Best Album and tenderness and dynamism too is an and Best Original Song in BBC Radio 2 Folk unconditional joy.’ fRoots Awards 2009, Eliza Carthy is an extraordinary singer and fiddle player. Dazzlingly gifted, she is one of the most impressive and engaging artists of her generation. ’One of the figureheads of the English folk revival … compelling’ Evening Standard ‘A gloriously natural singer’ Q magazine 14 Chris Wood Hall One 9.30pm Singer of the Year and Best Album, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009, Chris Wood is an uncompromising songwriter whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English-speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. His writing has been said to share the same timeless quality as Richard Thompson at his best. ‘Chris Wood has developed into an exceptional songwriter... venturing into areas that few © Dominique Secret artists would dare tackle.’ Guardian clockwise from top: Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy 14 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 15
  10. 10. THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER CLASSICAL / CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL London Sinfonietta 17 Thomas Adès © Maurice Foxall s es n gr Co of ry ra L ib London Sinfonietta, one of the world’s Postcards from Europe y© sk v in elite contemporary music ensembles, will Hall Two 9.45pm ra St or Ig surprise and stimulate in a showcase Régis Campo Pop-Art of modern chamber music from across Osmo Tapio Räihälä Damballa Europe. Following from this summer’s Sinfonietta Shorts by Gerald Barry, Luke Bedford and Jonathan Harvey spirited Experiment! week at Kings Place, the London Sinfonietta Sinfonietta bring three programmes which encapsulate its reputation for virtuosity, London Sinfonietta is a partner in the Re:New Project, in which 22 ensembles across Europe are exchanging pieces of music to broaden ambitious programming and pushing the reach of composers from different countries. In this event, London boundaries: the first gives us Stravinsky’s Sinfonietta will perform two very attractive and exciting pieces in exuberant Duo Concertante and the gleeful the presence of the composers. Marseille-born Régis Campo studied with Gérard Grisey and Henri Dutilleux. Pop-Art for flute, clarinet, comedy of his Suite Italienne from Pulcinella. violin, viola, cello and piano was composed in 2002. In Räihälä’s music Next up is the chamber music of Thomas Chamber Music by Igor Stravinsky Chamber Music by Thomas Adès influences from rock and jazz are skilfully woven into his own style. Adès, one of the brightest stars in 21st- Damballa, written for the Uusinta Chamber Ensemble, is scored for century music, with a programme that Hall Two 7.15pm 15 Hall Two 8.30pm 16 flute, clarinet and violin, with the oboist joining them near the end. For over 40 years, London Sinfonietta has played a crucial role highlights his theatricality and inventive Duo Concertante Programme to include: in the creation and performance of contemporary music. Sinfonietta Three pieces for solo clarinet Catch use of space in writing for small groups. Suite Italienne Court Studies from The Tempest Shorts is a series of commissions by leading composers in celebration of the ensemble’s 40th anniversary. Each piece is scored for a small Postcards from Europe is given over to the group of performers, or soloist. After the works’ first performance, work of living composers from across Europe, London Sinfonietta London Sinfonietta Sinfonietta Shorts are available to download for free from the London the result of London Sinfonietta’s partnership In 1930 Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was introduced to the violinist Born in 1971, British composer Thomas Adès is ‘one of the most Sinfonietta website, giving musicians across the world an opportunity to play the pieces. This concert showcases new Sinfonietta Shorts by with the European Union’s Re:New Project, Samuel Dushkin, who became a great friend and recital partner. imposing figures in contemporary music’ (The New Yorker). His the British composers Luke Bedford (b. 1978), Jonathan Harvey (b. 1939) in which 22 ensembles exchange pieces of Inspired by Dushkin’s playing, Stravinsky wrote several works for the compositions range from large-scale operas to intimate chamber and Irish composer Gerald Barry (b. 1952). violinist including his Violin Concerto No. 1, the Suite Italienne (based works, but each is distinctive for their intricate sound tapestries and music to broaden the reach of composers on pieces from Pulcinella) and the large-scale Duo Concertante (1931). elaborately patterned textural layers. Visit www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk for all the latest news from the outside their own nation. Also featured Formed of five distinct movements, the music of this Duo ranges from Catch (1991) is Adès’s first chamber piece: a short, humorous work ensemble, and to find out how you can own a Sinfonietta Short. are London Sinfonietta Shorts, miniature the tranquil pastorale to episodes with a more angular, aggressive for violin, cello, clarinet and piano, with an improvisatory nature, the character. The final movement, Dithyrambe, features some of the most lively nature of the game ‘catch’ depicted by numerous syncopated ‘birthday cards’ commissioned to celebrate lyrically expressive music the composer ever wrote. rhythms and apparently arbitrary entrances. The work structures itself Notes by Carenza Hugh-Jones its 40th birthday in 2008. Three Pieces for clarinet (1918) was dedicated to the tea millionaire, around various combinations of the four instruments, with a stationary and amateur clarinettist, Weiner Reinhart, who financially supported piano trio taunting and teasing the clarinettist, who refuses to join the several of Stravinsky’s struggling concert series. The colourful pieces game – but who eventually joins in with a burst of jubilantly expressive ‘As the world panics and looks for safe are among the first works in which Stravinsky experimented with music. havens for its money, it’s good to see the incorporating aspects of jazz, describing them as ‘written-out portraits Court Studies from The Tempest (2005) is scored for the same four London Sinfonietta aren’t losing their nerve.’ of improvisations’. instruments as Catch. Written as one continuous movement, the work Suite Italienne (1932) is a set of six movements for cello and piano, is formed from six solo numbers taken from Adès’s highly acclaimed Daily Telegraph based on music from Stravinsky’s earlier Neo-Classical ballet Pulcinella. opera The Tempest and freely transcribed for the four instruments. His starting point was a set of 18th-century pieces by (in some cases The pieces depict the leading figures from The Tempest arriving on wrongly attributed to) Pergolesi. The work opens with two movements Prospero’s island, with the music conjuring up a rarefied, mysterious – one high-spirited, one a sombre aria – taken from the start of the world. The work ends with a spine-chilling final section, which ballet, while the remaining idiosyncratic movements, all twists on ultimately fades out with a mesmerising solo violin phrase. recognisable Baroque forms, come from the end of the work. 16 kings place festival’10 all tickets £4.50 online www.kingsplace.co.uk 17

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