Britten Series

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As both a performer and a composer who made vital contributions to the genres of chamber music and song, Benjamin Britten and Wigmore Hall developed a long-lasting relationship early in the composer’s career, with Wigmore Hall being the venue of several important premières of his works.

Opening the season and inaugurating Wigmore Hall’s series focussing on Britten and his connections with the venue, Allan Clayton and James Baillieu commemorate the first performance of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, given by Britten and his partner, the tenor Peter Pears, on 23 September 1942, alongside a lineup of additional dazzling singers in further Britten works.

Later in the season, we commemorate both Britten’s birthday and the anniversary of his death.

Britten Series

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

Doric String Quartet

Friday 22 November 2019 7:30PM

Britten

Sophie Bevan   © Sussie Ahlburg

Sophie Bevan soprano; Allan Clayton tenor; Christopher Parkes horn; Aurora Orchestra; Brett Dean conductor

Wednesday 4 December 2019 7:30PM

Britten, Stephenson and Pärt

Allan Clayton   © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Allan Clayton tenor; Timothy Ridout viola; Sean Shibe guitar; James Baillieu piano

Saturday 4 January 2020 7:30PM

Dowland and Britten

Julia Sitkovetsky   © Christina Haldane

Julia Sitkovetsky soprano; Roger Vignoles piano

Sunday 23 February 2020 3:00PM

Debussy, Britten, Strauss and Rachmaninov

Autumn 2019 Wigmore Series

Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for September - December 2019

Spring 2020 Wigmore Series

Priority Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for January - March 2020.