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This Classical Music Concert Encourages You to Get Up and Walk Around


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This Classical Music Concert Encourages You to Get Up and Walk Around

No fidgeting in your seat during the third movement....

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Join  on 10 May for a wander around a 10-story office building in King’s Cross and a full performance of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’. In September, roam the West Handyside Canopy and meet musicians prior to the orchestra‘s rendering of Schumann’s ‘Symphony No 2’ in September.

The Multi-Story Orchestra holds performances of live classical music in unexpected settings, from car parks to schools and festivals. Winners of a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Award, the orchestra has been celebrated as one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge in recent years. The Multi-Story Orchestra was started in 2011 by composer Kate Whitley and conductor Christopher Stark.

This Classical Music Concert Encourages You to Get Up and Walk Around

The Multi Story Orchestra at Bold Tendencies. (c) Ambra Vernuccio

The Multi Story Orchestra at Bold Tendencies. (c) Ambra Vernuccio

Multi-Story Orchestra has announced an addition to its series of south London concerts with a pair of new performances in King’s Cross.

For the first performance on 10 May, the orchestra takes over Four Pancras Square, a new, 10-storey office building which will shortly be the home of Universal Music. Musicians will spread out across different floors of the building and encourage the audience to explore, before the orchestra comes together for a full performance of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’.

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Later in the year, on 5 September, The Multi-Story Orchestra co-founder and conductor Christopher Stark will lead the orchestra under the West Handyside Canopy in a performance of Schumann’s ‘Symphony No 2’. As with the first concert, the audience will be encouraged to roam around, meeting the musicians and discovering more about the piece before the full performance begins.

Mozart Jupiter Symphony Living Programme Notes (c) Ambra Vernuccio

Mozart Jupiter Symphony Living Programme Notes (c) Ambra Vernuccio

‘We are thrilled to be making our debut performances at King’s Cross this summer. These two unique spaces let us share extraordinary music in an innovative and interactive way with new audiences. King’s Cross has developed into a thriving cultural hub for the arts and it only seems fitting to bring our orchestra here for the first time in May.’ -Christopher Stark

Audience members will be able to choose to pay £5 or £10 for their ticket, which is subsidised to broaden the appeal of the concerts to new audience groups.

Tickets for Terry Riley’s ‘In C’
 on 10 May from 8-10pm
 at 4 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AG
 are available at for £10/£5.

Tickets for Schumann’s Symphony No. 2
 on 5 September from 7-9pm
 at West Handyside Canopy, 1 Wharf Road, King’s Cross, N1C 4BZ
 are available at for £10/£5.

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