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.
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Barbican Quartet, Charlotte Ashton And William Vann
The group performs Bach's Flute Sonata In C, Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin, Introduction And Variations On Trock'ne Blumen and uartettsatz In C Minor, Britten's Three Divertimenti, For String Quartet, Mozart's Adagio And Fugue In C Minor, Webern's Funf...Classical and opera Monday February 27 2017
Theatre Of The Ayre, Elizabeth Kenny
The group performs Anon's The Earl Of Essex Measure, Steer Hither, Masque Dance, Les Manches Vertes, The Bears' Dance, Tho' It May Seem Rude, Tom O'Bedlam, What Is't You Lack?, To The Old, Long Life And Treasure, The Maypole, Robin and Lord Zouche His...Classical and opera Tuesday February 28 2017
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Huw Watkins; Oliver Knussen
Oliver Knussen conducts Elliott Carter's Canon For 4 - Homage To William and Triple Duo, Boulez's Derive 1 and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Unbroken Circle, plus Helen Grime's Piano Concerto and A Cold Spring, with the pianist Huw Watkins.Classical and opera Friday March 3 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.