Musical Conversations

Our Learning Festival in 2019/20 invites you to explore the many different ways we create, perform, listen to and respond to music. We delve into the concept of musical conversation, a notion at the heart of chamber music, and invite you, your ears and your voices to take part.

We mark 250 years since the birth of one of the world’s most celebrated composers, Ludwig van Beethoven, whose own modes of musical conversation shifted when he began to lose his hearing. Yet he continued to make music, and went on to compose some of the greatest works he would ever create.


Monday 10 – Saturday 22 February
Main Foyer

RE:SCALE

Explore the sounds of Wigmore Hall and create your own musical conversations on a miniature model of the stage...

This newly commissioned interactive sound installation by artist and composer Gawain Hewitt invites you to compose duets using sounds of Wigmore Hall performers and participants past and present.

A part of our Beethoven 250 celebrations and Musical Conversations festival, the installation includes vibrating transducers, enabling D/deaf and hearing participants to explore pieces through touch and vibration.

Free


What's On

Sacconi Quartet © Alejandro Tamagno

Bechstein Session Special Event: Beethoven in the Dark

Monday 10 February 2020 6:15PM

Beethoven

For Crying Out Loud! © Benjamin Ealovega

For Crying Out Loud!

Wednesday 12 February 2020 11:00AM

Informal concerts for parents or carers and their babies up to 1 year old

For Crying Out Loud! © Benjamin Ealovega

For Crying Out Loud!

Wednesday 12 February 2020 12:30PM

Informal concerts for parents or carers and their babies up to 1 year old

Schools Concerts © Benjamin Ealovega

Schools Concert: Talking Drums

Thursday 13 February 2020 11:00AM

Key Stage 2

Family Day © Benjamin Ealovega

Family Day: Handel & Hendrix

Wednesday 19 February 2020 10:30AM

Recommended for families with children aged 7-11

Relaxed Concert © Benjamin Ealovega

Relaxed Concert: The Bad Mood

Thursday 20 February 2020 11:00AM

For ages 6 plus

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Chamber Tots: Jungles and Rivers

Friday 21 February 2020 10:15AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 1 – 2 and their parents or carers

Chamber Tots © Benjamin Ealovega

Chamber Tots: Jungles and Rivers

Friday 21 February 2020 11:45AM

Music-making workshop for children aged 3 – 5 and their parents or carers

Family Concert © Belinda Lawley

Family Concert: Talking Drums

Saturday 22 February 2020 3:00PM

Recommended for families with children aged 7-11

Autumn 2019 Wigmore Series

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

Spring 2020 Wigmore Series

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