Beethoven 250

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Born in 1770 into an age of political turmoil and social unrest, Beethoven wrote music marked by the spirit of revolution. Wigmore Hall’s season-long exploration of the composer’s timeless art (covering all of his instrumental and chamber works) is certain to reveal fresh insights, first and foremost in a special opening weekend festival. Throughout 2019/20, Wigmore will feature complete surveys of the composer’s piano, violin, and cello sonatas; the complete string quartets; the complete piano trios; and the complete string trios. We also begin a two-season series of Beethoven’s piano variations, while there are red-letter Beethoven dates too.

Our Beethoven Celebration has been made possible thanks to a lead gift from André and Rosalie Hoffmann, the Foyle Foundation, and additional support from the Beethoven Circle.

Beethoven Piano Trios

With Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch.

Beethoven Sonata Cycle

With Jonathan Biss.

Beethoven Variations

With Cédric Tiberghien.

Beethoven String Quartets

With the Belcea Quartet.

Beethoven Cello Sonatas

With Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon.

Full list of Beethoven 250 Concerts

Miklós Perényi   © Kata Schiller

Miklós Perényi cello; Dénes Várjon piano

Thursday 17 October 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Miklós Perényi   © Szilvia Csibi

Miklós Perényi cello; Dénes Várjon piano

Saturday 19 October 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Tamsin Waley-Cohen   © Patrick Allen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin

Saturday 2 November 2019 11:00AM

Waley-Cohen, Benjamin, Knussen, Bach and Kurtág

Freya Waley-Cohen   © Patrick Allen

Freya Waley-Cohen Talk

Saturday 2 November 2019 1:15PM

Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Saturday 2 November 2019 2:30PM

Waley-Cohen and Beethoven

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cédric Tiberghien piano

Saturday 9 November 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg

--No Artist--  © Belinda Lawley

Family Concert: Beethoven and the Science of Sound

Saturday 30 November 2019 3:00PM

Recommended for families with children aged 7-11

Schools Concert © Benjamin Ealovega

Schools Concert: Beethoven and the Science of Sound

Wednesday 4 December 2019 11:00AM

Key Stage 2

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Wednesday 18 December 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Jonathan Biss piano

Thursday 19 December 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Post-Concert Talk: Jonathan Biss

Thursday 19 December 2019 9:30PM

with Antoine Lederlin and Krzysztof Chorzelski of the Belcea Quartet

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with Jonathan Biss

Friday 20 December 2019 11:00AM

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Friday 20 December 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with Jonathan Biss

Saturday 25 January 2020 4:30PM

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch © Michael Pavia

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

Sunday 26 January 2020 11:30AM

Beethoven and Brahms

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Jonathan Biss piano

Sunday 26 January 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega

Post-Concert Talk with Jonathan Biss and Brett Dean

Sunday 26 January 2020 9:30PM

Sacconi Quartet © Alejandro Tamagno

Bechstein Session Special Event: Beethoven in the Dark

Monday 10 February 2020 6:15PM

Beethoven

James Ehnes   © Benjamin Ealovega

James Ehnes violin; Andrew Armstrong piano

Thursday 13 February 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven © Joseph Karl Stieler

Wigmore Study Group: Beethoven

Monday 24 February 2020 3:00PM

--No Artist--  © Benjamin Ealovega

Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas with Jonathan Biss

Thursday 27 February 2020 3:00PM

Jonathan Del Mar

Bärenreiter: Pre-Concert Talk

Friday 28 February 2020 6:00PM

Jonathan Biss   © Benjamin Ealovega

Jonathan Biss piano

Friday 28 February 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Jonathan Biss © Benjamin Ealovega

Post-Concert Talk with Jonathan Biss and Sally Beamish

Friday 28 February 2020 9:30PM

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Monday 2 March 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Belcea Quartet

Tuesday 3 March 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven

Tabea Zimmermann © Marco Borggreve

Daniel Sepec violin; Tabea Zimmermann viola; Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Wednesday 11 March 2020 7:00PM

Beethoven

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.