Live Music Returns to Wigmore Hall in New Broadcast Series

Published 12 May 2020

A message from Wigmore Hall's Director, John Gilhooly

I am very pleased to bring you the happy news that Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June, in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from our empty auditorium on our website.

Artists involved include Imogen Cooper, Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, Benjamin Grosvenor, Angela Hewitt, Stephen Hough, Michael Collins, Paul Lewis, Mark Padmore, Mitsuko Uchida and Roderick Williams. The concert series is being produced in adherence to the latest government Coronavirus advice.

We are very grateful to our wonderful colleagues at BBC Radio 3 for collaborating with us on this project, as well as the private donor whose magnificent lead gift has made the series possible, helping us to match the BBC’s contribution. Through these concerts we will bring great live music from our acclaimed acoustic to every corner of the nation and overseas.

I hope this project will also provide a glimmer of light for the entire industry, administrators and musicians alike. Arts and culture contribute £8.5 billion to the UK economy, and this complex industry will need to be rebuilt with public and government support, in due course. It is still unclear exactly when we will be able to open our doors to the public again, and although we remain cautiously optimistic about the future, we can only react to events as they unfold.

My aim is gradually to present a larger number of musicians in a similar future broadcast series, possibly incorporating some of the already advertised autumn programme, either on our website or with broadcasting partners, as restrictions are loosened. Until then, I hope that the concerts in June give a morale boost to live music making.

This series of 20 newly programmed, one-hour concerts will take place at 1:00PM every weekday, beginning on Monday 1 June.

More details and full repertoire will be published on our website soon.

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We are grateful to Hamish Parker for helping to make these live streams possible.

Watch concerts from this series

Mark Padmore tenor; Mitsuko Uchida piano

Mark Padmore tenor; Mitsuko Uchida piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Friday 26 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 26 July.

Angela Hewitt piano

Angela Hewitt piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Thursday 25 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 25 July.

Guy Johnston cello; Melvyn Tan piano

Guy Johnston cello; Melvyn Tan piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 24 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 24 July.

Benjamin Baker violin; Timothy Ridout viola

Benjamin Baker violin; Timothy Ridout viola

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 23 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 23 July.

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Elizabeth Kenny lute

Iestyn Davies countertenor; Elizabeth Kenny lute

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Monday 22 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 22 July.

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Friday 19 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 19 July.

Michael Collins clarinet; Michael McHale piano

Michael Collins clarinet; Michael McHale piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Thursday 18 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 18 July.

Ailish Tynan soprano; Iain Burnside piano

Ailish Tynan soprano; Iain Burnside piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 17 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 17 July.

Alina Ibragimova violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

Alina Ibragimova violin; Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 16 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 16 July.

Imogen Cooper piano

Imogen Cooper piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Monday 15 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 15 July.

Roderick Williams baritone; Joseph Middleton piano

Roderick Williams baritone; Joseph Middleton piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Friday 12 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 12 July.

Adam Walker flute; James Baillieu piano

Adam Walker flute; James Baillieu piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Thursday 11 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 11 July.

Paul Lewis piano

Paul Lewis piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 10 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 10 July.

Hyeyoon Park violin; Benjamin Grosvenor piano

Hyeyoon Park violin; Benjamin Grosvenor piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 9 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 9 July.

Steven Isserlis cello; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Steven Isserlis cello; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

This event was streamed live from Wigmore Hall on Monday 8 June 2020.
Available to watch here until 8 July.

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