Contemporary Music Series

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Wigmore Hall stands as a major supporter of contemporary chamber music and song, as commissioner of new works and champion of living composers. The Hall is determined to bring fresh creative energy to the repertoire, not least through its extensive commissioning programme and promotion of world, UK and London premières.

'Our commissioning scheme is already the most extensive in Europe for chamber music. We plan to present up to 20 commissions per season from 2013 and make Wigmore Hall one of the world's foremost centres for contemporary chamber music.'

Wigmore Hall Director, John Gilhooly

We are very grateful to all those who have generously supported the Contemporary Music Series, including Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, The Marchus Trust, and André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation.

Arditti Quartet © Astrid Karger

Arditti Quartet; Eliot Fisk guitar

Wednesday 14 June 2017 7:30PM

Hugues Dufourt, Berio, Younghi Pagh-Paan and Hilda Parades

Jasper String Quartet © Vanessa Briceño Photography

Jasper String Quartet

Friday 16 June 2017 7:00PM

Haydn, Aaron Jay Kernis and Debussy

Ensemble intercontemporain

Ensemble intercontemporain

Tuesday 20 June 2017 7:30PM

Debussy, Maderna, Messiaen and more

Fretwork © Wendy Gillespie

Fretwork; Simon Callow narrator

Friday 23 June 2017 6:30PM

The World Encompassed

Vienna Piano Trio © Nancy Horowitz

Vienna Piano Trio; Mark Padmore tenor

Monday 26 June 2017 7:30PM

Bennett, Schubert and Thomas Larcher

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

Doric String Quartet; Alasdair Beatson piano

Saturday 1 July 2017 7:30PM

Thomas Adès, Britten and Elgar

Gerald Finley  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Gerald Finley; Julius Drake

Saturday 9 September 2017 7:30PM

Schubert, Poulenc, Ravel, Turnage and Britten

Cuarteto Casals © Molina Visuals

Cuarteto Casals

Monday 11 September 2017 7:30PM

Beethoven and Matan Porat

Nash Ensemble © K Leighton

Nash Ensemble

Wednesday 20 September 2017 7:30PM

Nash Inventions

Heath Quartet © Patrick Ford

Heath Quartet; Hannes Minnaar piano

Sunday 24 September 2017 7:30PM

Haydn, Jörg Widmann and Shostakovich

Leila Josefowicz  © Chris Lee

Leila Josefowicz; John Novacek

Sunday 1 October 2017 7:30PM

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Mahler, Saariaho and Zimmermann

Cuarteto Casals © Molina Visuals

Cuarteto Casals

Wednesday 4 October 2017 7:30PM

Beethoven and Sotelo

Arvid Engegård  © Espen Mortensen

IMS Prussia Cove

Thursday 5 October 2017 7:30PM

Turnage, Mozart and Schubert

Jennifer Pike  © Tom Barnes

Polish Music Day with Jennifer Pike and Friends

Saturday 14 October 2017 11:30AM

Penderecki, Jarzębski, Kulenty and more

Jennifer Pike  © Tom Barnes

Polish Music Day with Jennifer Pike and Friends

Saturday 14 October 2017 7:30PM

Szymanowska, Knapik, Górecki and Chopin

Roman Rabinovich  © Balazs Borocz

Roman Rabinovich piano

Sunday 15 October 2017 7:30PM

Haydn, Rabinovich, Rachmaninov and Chopin

Steven Isserlis  © Kevin Davis

Steven Isserlis cello; Olli Mustonen piano

Sunday 29 October 2017 11:30AM

Prokofiev, Mustonen and Kabalevsky

James Gilchrist  © Patrick Allen

James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano

Thursday 2 November 2017 7:30PM

Vaughan Williams, Dove and Schumann

Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan © Paul Stuart

Alisa Weilerstein cello; Inon Barnatan piano

Saturday 4 November 2017 7:30PM

Brahms, Stravinsky and Steven Mackey

Cédric Tiberghien  © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cédric Tiberghien piano

Sunday 5 November 2017 7:30PM

Prokofiev, Philippe Hersant and Musorgsky

Kirill Gerstein  © Marco Borggreve

Kirill Gerstein piano

Saturday 11 November 2017 7:30PM

JS Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Adès and Schumann

Takács Quartet © Keith Saunders

Takács Quartet

Sunday 12 November 2017 7:30PM

Mozart, Vine and Brahms

Britten Sinfonia © Harry Rankin

Britten Sinfonia; Nik Bärtsch piano

Friday 17 November 2017 1:00PM

Britten Sinfonia at Lunch

Imogen Cooper  © Sussie Ahlburg

Imogen Cooper piano

Saturday 2 December 2017 7:30PM

Beethoven, Haydn and Adès

Heath Quartet © Patrick Ford

Heath Quartet

Sunday 10 December 2017 11:30AM

Haydn, Widmann and Mendelssohn

Cuarteto Casals © Molina Visuals

Cuarteto Casals

Tuesday 12 December 2017 7:30PM

Beethoven and Giovanni Sollima

Joyce DiDonato  © Josef Fischnaller

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano; Brentano String Quartet

Monday 18 December 2017 7:30PM

Strauss and Heggie