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Every season Director John Gilhooly devises artistic series and themes, which run throughout the year, encompassing a broad range of repertoire from the ancient to the modern day.
Apartment House: John Cage Day
In this day-long celebration the radical contemporary ensemble celebrates one of the seminal figures of modern music.
Bach Cello Suites
Wilfrid Mellers described Bach’s six solo cello suites as ‘monophonic music wherein a man has created a dance of God'
Boris Giltburg: Ravel Piano Series
The Russian-born Israeli pianist places the French master composer in a wider context.
Castalian String Quartet Britten Plus Series
This new series sets the works of a leading British quartet composer with his contemporary descendants.
Elisabeth Leonskaja Focus
One of the legendary pianists of our time has made the music of Brahms a focus of her exceptional interpretative powers.
Fretwork: Musick's Monument
In Musick’s Monument Fretwork surveys English consort music from Cornysh to Purcell.
György Ligeti Series
György Ligeti’s highly original music and innovative style and techniques have influenced innumerable younger composers.
Huw Watkins Composer in Residence
Chamber music has figured substantially in the pianist/composer’s output, with several pieces successfully premièred at Wigmore Hall.
IMS Prussia Cove 50th Anniversary
IMS Prussia Cove is celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special weekend of concerts and masterclasses
James Ehnes: Schumann & Brahms
‘The wondrous James Ehnes’, as the Daily Telegraph put it, ‘is a thinker of the violin as well as a supreme virtuoso of the instrument’.
Jerusalem Quartet Beethoven Cycle
Gramophone described the quartet’s recording of the Op. 18 set as ‘a triumphant addition to the bulging Beethoven catalogue
Liturgical Feasts Series
Since 1982 the Gabriel Consort and Players have explored an increasingly wide repertory, able to win new audiences for choral music
Ludlow English Song Day
The event that forms the English Song Weekend at Ludlow in Shropshire focuses on English song past, present and future
Running through the season as a thread is the music of the first Baroque master, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643).
Nash Ensemble: Beethoven and the Romantics
In 1810, E.T.A. Hoffman proclaimed that “Beethoven’s music awakens that endless longing which is the very essence of Romanticism.”
Nash Ensemble: Myra Hess National Gallery Concerts
Recreating programmes from the famous series of lunchtime recitals performed at the National Gallery during WWII.
Ning Feng: Solo Bach Partitas & Sonatas
Award-winning Chinese violinist Ning Feng brings together Bach’s solo violin partitas and sonatas in two evenings this autumn.
Oxford Lieder at Wigmore Hall: Mahler Day
Founded in 2002 by pianist Sholto Kynoch, Oxford Lieder has become an outstanding international event.
Paul Lewis: Schubert Piano Sonatas
Here the multi-award winning pianist launches a cycle of sonatas by Schubert.
Quatuor Bozzini: A day in the life
Over the last decades, Irish classical music has burgeoned with the increasingly high-profile careers of Cassandra Miller and Gerald Barry.
Roman Rabinovich Haydn Day
A leading champion of Haydn’s work, for whom ‘his wit, emotional depth and musical invention have been a source of inspiration’,
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: a Retrospective
The 2022/23 Season shines a light on the songs and chamber music of a composer once a frequent visitor to and performer at Wigmore Hall.
Schubert Cycle: Francesco Piemontesi
Exploring the substantial and rewarding musical legacy of Schubert’s output for piano
Schumann Quartet Mozart Plus Series
Named after three of its members whose surname is Schumann, the ensemble was founded in Germany in 2007
Season Focus: Ferruccio Busoni with Kirill Gerstein
This season’s focus on his work, headlined by Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein, will provide audiences with many extraordinary discoveries.
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle
The Carducci’s performance of the cycle around the world won it a Royal Philharmonic Society award in 2016.
The Splendour Falls: Ralph Vaughan Williams a Celebratory Series
It is hard to overestimate the importance of Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose birth 150 years ago we celebrate this year.