Joyce DiDonato and and Antonia Pappano open the Wigmore Hall season
Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, the Wigmore Hall was seized as enemy property in WWI and sold at auction for a fraction of its value. These days, boasting perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and an excellent basement restaurant, the 'Wiggy' is one of the world's top chamber music venues and currently hosts around 400 events a year. Programming leans on the classical and Romantic periods. The Monday lunchtime recitals, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, are excellent value, as are the Sunday morning coffee concerts. Musical luminaries who have performed at the Wigmore Hall include Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Tours of the auditorium, with its famous Art Nouveau mural, and other parts of the building take place during the Open House London event in September.
Wigmore Hall has been providing London with a unique venue to experience exceptional performances from the world’s leading classical musicians for over 100 years. From contemporary pieces and new commissions, to early music and baroque, and late night Jazz or extraordinary instrumental recitals, Wigmore Hall offers a diverse and supreme range of music and performance at an unrivalled level of excellence.
Wigmore Hall is set apart by the intimacy of the experience and the clarity of the acoustic in our iconic auditorium. Nowhere else in London can get as up close and personal to the performers and musicians than at Wigmore Hall. If it is your first time visiting, or your fivehundreth time, each new season is packed with something for every age and musical taste. Come to Wigmore Hall to experience the exceptional world of classical music and intimate chamber performances.
Wigmore Hall Learning gives people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities opportunities to take part in creative music making. Our wide range of innovative projects and events connect children, families, schools, young people and adults with music, both in the community and at the Hall.
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Christina Landshamer And Gerold Huber
The soprano and the pianist perform works by Schumann and Ullmann including Schumann's settings of poems from Goethe's Wilhelm Meister and Victor Ullmann's cycles of sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Rilke and Louise Labe.Classical and opera Sunday May 28 2017
Silvija Scerbaviciute, Malgorzata Garstka And Luke Hsu
The group performs Bach's Flute Sonata In A and Chaconne from Partita No 2 In D Minor, Biber's Mystery Sonatas, Passacaglia In G Minor 'The Guardian Angel', Bartok's Sonata For Solo Violin, Reinecke's Sonata For Flute And Piano 'Undine' and Dutilleux's...Classical and opera Monday May 29 2017
Christopher Maltman And Malcolm Martineau
The British baritone is joined by his regular duo partner to perform works exploring the animal kingdom by Francis Poulenc, Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel, Max Reger, Emmanuel Chabrier, Hugo Wolf and Flanders & Swann.Classical and opera Wednesday May 31 2017
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It's a ruby in the dust. I don't use it as much as I should - I should learn to step away from my desk a bit more at lunchtime. In the evenings it's a great place to come and unwind. Please bring back the lates and the jazz in the bar when the jubilee line starts running all night. Ta.
Terrific venue for world class solo & chamber musicians with wonderful acoustics - a bit fusty like some of the clientèle but oh the music...
Some of my most treasured concert-going experiences have taken place here! It is such a beautiful building and you are right on top of the music even on the back row. The acoustic is perfect for chamber music solo piano and song recitals.