Jeffrey Siegel: Keyboard Conversations

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Internationally acclaimed American pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to Kings Place for the Fifth Anniversary Season of his popular Keyboard Conversations programmes.

His brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format combines captivating remarks with world-class performances, and concludes with a fast-paced Q & A.

These programmes enrich the listening experience for the seasoned music lover, while the aspiring music lover discovers delightful, instant access to masterpieces of the piano repertoire.

We caught up with him to find out more…

5 October 2014 - Gershwin & Friends
1 February 2015 - Russian Rapture: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov
31 May 2015 - Franz Schubert in the Age of the Sound Bite

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Holly Williams: The Highway

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Holly Williams
23 June

Singer-songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter/daughter of Hank Williams, Sr. & Hank Williams, Jr. respectfully, comes to Kings Place later this month to showcase her new album The Highway.

'Sure to go down as one of the year's best country albums'
People Magazine

We caught up with her over the phone to discuss life, touring and songwriting…

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Dvorak Explored - Curated by Daniel Tong

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Dvorak Explored
27 - 29 November

Antonin Dvorak was one of the most natural melodists in musical history and almost every note of his music is imbued with the characteristic folk song and dance rhythms of his native country.

For this mini-festival, curator Daniel Tong has assembled a thrilling line-up of musicians to present lesser-known Dvorak masterpieces alongside old favourites.

We chatted to Dan backstage of Hall One about his plans…

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RE:naissance - Curated by Matthew Sharp

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RE:naissance
1-3 May

Cellist, baritone and actor Matthew Sharp brings a host of theatric-musical events to his RE:naissance week… Shakespeare-and Marlowe-inspired pieces, a family concert, a ravishing recital with percussion and the Sacconi Quartet, and the London premiere of Errollyn Wallen's Cello Concerto.

We caught up with Matthew and Errollyn in Hall One for a chat and bit of music…

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Outlandish Nights

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Outlandish Nights
27 - 29 March

A mini-series co-curated by acclaimed songwriters Alasdair Roberts and Emily Portman, reflecting the darker and more leftfield elements in contemporary folk music. They are noted for their eloquent and literary take on song-writing, inspired by tradition – forging new and exploratory paths into rich new musical territories.

Emily Portman, Alasdair Roberts and Debs Newbold told us about the upcoming feast of wordsmiths and wild and weird worlds…

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Anthony Strong Band: AIR Sessions

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Voices: Julia Biel + Anthony Strong Band
Thursday 13 March 2014

Hailed as ‘England’s new jazz superstar’, singer-pianist Anthony Strong comes to Kings Place in March as part of jazz week ‘AIR Sessions’, curated by Air Artist Agency. The line-up also features Julia Biel, Magnus Öström, Troyka, Marius Neset, Michael Wollny, Daniel Herskedal, and Tamar Halperin. He’ll be playing tracks from his debut album ‘Stepping Out’.

'A major talent hotly tipped to take his place in the retro-contemporary jazz pantheon alongside Jamie Cullum and Michael Bublé' (Metro)

Anthony Strong came in to Kings Place to talk playing live, recording albums and performing in the West End. He also plays Stevie Wonder’s Overjoyed live in Hall One. Lucky us…

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Mechanical Air: A Hyper~Graphic Score

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Mechanical Air: A Hyper~Graphic Score
Sunday 16 February 2014

Knowing our lives have been consumed by mechanical air - an automated sound track, the white noise of technology - performance artist Michael Mayhew and avant-garde experimental flautist Gavin Osborn go in search for a sense of awe: air conditioning, escalators, computer fans, cars, jets ripping blue skies with trails of white.

Collaborators Michael Mayhew and Gavin Osborn told us about the project…

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Suzy Bogguss: ‘Lucky’ Album Launch

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An Evening With Suzy Bogguss
Wednesday 16 April 2014

American country singer and songwriter Suzy Bogguss shot to fame in the 1990s, releasing one platinum and three gold albums and six top-ten singles, and winning the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Female Vocalist and the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award. Her new 2014 album, Lucky, is a collection of songs from the pen of country music legend Merle Haggard.

She told us the story behind the record…

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Tim Richards’ HEXTET

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Tim Richards’ HEXTET
Saturday 8 February 2014

Following their sell-out Kings Place gig in October 2012, pianist and composer Tim Richards’ six piece HEXTET returns for another set of hard bop and contemporary originals.

Line-up will include ex-Ronnie Scott trumpeter Dick Pearce and US3/Incognito saxman Ed Jones, with new face Ralph Wyld on vibes. The first set will feature a special solo piano performance of material by Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, alongside Tim’s own compositions.

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London A Cappella Festival 2014: Deke Sharon / The House Jacks

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London A Cappella Festival
23-25 January 2014

Celebrating its 5th year, the London A Cappella Festival 2014 offers an unrivalled opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of a cappella. In this landmark year, we welcome more international headliners and industry experts than ever before to celebrate the very best of the vocal world.

Deke Sharon of The House Jacks and Musical Director of blockbuster movie Pitch Perfect spoke to us about his love of a cappella…

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