The Multi-Story Orchestra Announces Debut Concerts for 2018 in King’s Cross
1 MAY, 2018 – The groundbreaking Multi-Story Orchestra has announced an addition to its series of south London concerts with the debut of a pair of new performances in King’s Cross.
The two concerts, scheduled for May and September this year, will mark the first time the group has played in London’s new creative quarter. 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. Its musicians will spread out across different floors of the building and encourage the audience to explore, before it comes together for a full performance of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’.
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.
“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,” says Stark. “King’s Cross has developed into a thriving cultural hub for the arts and it onlyseems fitting to bring our orchestra here for the first time in May.”
Audience members will be able to choose to pay £5 or £10 for their ticket, which is heavily subsidised to broaden the appeal of the concerts to new audience groups.
Terry Riley’s ‘In C’
10 May 8-10pm
4 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AG
Tickets £10/£5 available here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/the-multi-story-orchestra-terry-riley-in-c- living-programme-notes-tickets-278042
Schumann’s Symphony No. 2
5 September 7-9pm
West Handyside Canopy, 1 Wharf Road, King’s Cross, N1C 4BZ
Tickets £10/£5 available here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/the-multi-story-orchestra-schumann- symphony-no-2-living-programme-notes-tickets-280133