Kings Place Festival gears up for 100 concerts

Guests at luxury London hotels this month may be interested in attending the Kings Place Festival, taking place from September 8th to the 11th.

The fourth annual festival offers up a unique combination of over 100 concerts spread out over four days, with audience numbers growing each year.

Boasting it’s “strongest line-up yet”, the event includes Ivana Gavric and Aurora: Piano Sonata and the Diary – a part song-cycle, part micro-opera, telling of the story of a Moravian ploughboy and his infatuation and eventual elopement with a bewitching gypsy.

Contact 1 will also be featured at the festival, allowing visitors to make sure of a “revolutionary” dance floor, which is a touch-sensitive surface that responds to movements by creating music and sound samples.

“With this unique new musical ‘instrument’, the dancer ‘performs’ a new piece every time they move, by ‘playing’ the floor with their body,” explains organisers.

Comedian, poet, musician and songwriter John Hegley will be performing a “hilarious mix of the silly, surreal and the poetic”.

Hegley has produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and continues to take part in regular stage performances.

Music lovers may enjoy Romantic Piano Masterpieces: William Howard, which will see performances of Chopin’s Second Impromptu and the First Ballade.

Mr Howard also presents The Art of Touching the Keyboard, a unique collaborative piece of music which displays all the ways of touching keys, “from the gentlest of strokes to the most vicious blows”.

The festivities are situated in Kings Place, a short walk from King’s Cross Tube station, a short journey away from Marble Arch station and The Montcalm hotel.

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