Wigmore Hall 2020/21 Season Announced

‘It has been a huge personal honour and joy for me to put together Wigmore Hall’s 120th season, and to further expand our learning, digital and outreach activities.’

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall announces the 2020/21 Season, presenting concerts from September 2020 to July 2021.

Director John Gilhooly has programmed a season comprising bold creative projects and a wonderful array of performers exploring 500 years of repertoire from early Renaissance to the modern day.

He discusses the coming season and what it takes to run the Hall with presenter Andrew Marr.

For full listings, view and download the Season Preview Brochure

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audience fund fullimageAudience Fund 2020/21 Season

Wigmore Hall is committed to connecting a wide audience to great musical works up-close – through exceptional performances on our stage, via our online live-streaming programme, and through an extensive programme of events in the community.

It costs £2.5 million a year, in addition to tickets sales, to deliver each season, and we can do so only with your continued and essential support.

Every contribution counts, and the Audience Fund aims to raise £100,000 to support the season and provide inspiring musical experiences at the Hall and beyond.

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Artists in Focus

The Hagen Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with a Mozart String Quartet series. Sir András Schiff returns to Wigmore Hall with four recitals focusing on Janáček, Schumann, Bach and Beethoven. Leonidas Kavakos will perform two recitals accompanied by Enrico Pace and Yuja Wang.

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Song Highlights

2020/21 Season offers recitals from Christian Gerhaher, René Pape, Marianne Crebassa, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Alice Coote and many more.

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Season-long Residencies

Multi-concert residencies at Wigmore Hall allow the artists to present special projects and collaborations. We look forward to welcoming cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, clarinettists Martin Fröst, pianists including Pavel Kolesnikov, Bertrand Chamayou, Beatrice Rana and Igor Levit, who will perform Beethoven's piano sonatas. Early Music Ensembles will also feature strongly, with performances from The Sixteen, Dunedin Consort and Stile Antico to name a few.

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Celebrating Felix Mendelssohn

Wigmore Hall focuses on the timeless work of Felix Mendelssohn, the early Romantic composer, pianist, organist and conductor.

The Elias String Quartet performs Mendelssohn's quartets across four concerts, The Cardinall's Musick explores his unaccompanied sacred choral works, and pianist Julius Drake is joined by singers including Roderick Williams, Julia Kleiter and Ian Bostridge for a series comparing Mendelssohn with his contemporary Franz Liszt.

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