Contemporary Music Series

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.

Alexi Kenney   © Yang Bao

Alexi Kenney violin; Orion Weiss piano

Wednesday 17 July 2019 7:30PM

Bach, Wiancko, Schubert and more

Susan Bullock   © Christina Raphaelle

Susan Bullock soprano; Richard Sisson piano

Friday 19 July 2019 10:00PM

Songs my father taught me

Vijay Iyer   © Barbara Rigon

Vijay Iyer piano; Craig Taborn piano

Sunday 22 September 2019 7:00PM

The Transitory Poems

Vijay Iyer   © Vaughn Browne

Vijay Iyer piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics; Mike Ladd lyrics, electronics

Sunday 22 September 2019 10:00PM

The Evolution Tapes

Britten Sinfonia © Harry Rankin

Britten Sinfonia; Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Wednesday 2 October 2019 1:00PM

CPE Bach, Falla, Osborn and Strauss

Jess Gillam   © Kaupo Kikkas

Jess Gillam saxophone; Zeynep Özsuca piano

Monday 7 October 2019 1:00PM

Iturralde, Marcello, Clyne and more

Elias String Quartet © Kaupo Kikkas

Elias String Quartet

Monday 14 October 2019 7:30PM

Haydn, Hindson and Schubert

Lawrence Power   © Jack Liebeck

Lawrence Power viola, violin; Simon Crawford-Phillips piano

Monday 21 October 2019 1:00PM

Benjamin, Adès, Couperin, Ravel and Stravinsky

Colin Currie   © Marco Borggreve

Colin Currie percussion; Huw Watkins piano

Thursday 31 October 2019 7:30PM

Maric, Britten, Duddell and more

Tamsin Waley-Cohen   © Patrick Allen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin

Saturday 2 November 2019 11:00AM

Waley-Cohen, Benjamin, Knussen, Bach and Kurtág

Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Pavel Haas Quartet

Saturday 2 November 2019 7:30PM

Čekovská, Schulhoff, Smetana and Tchaikovsky

Joanna MacGregor

Joanna MacGregor piano

Monday 11 November 2019 1:00PM

Birds, Grounds, Chaconnes

Elena Bashkirova   © Nikolaj Lund

Young Soloists of the Kronberg Academy; Elena Bashkirova piano

Sunday 17 November 2019 7:30PM

Beethoven, Dohnányi and Schnittke

Danny Driver   © Kaupo Kikkas

Danny Driver piano

Monday 18 November 2019 7:30PM

McKay, Ravel, Jolas and Beethoven

Jamie Barton   © Rebecca Fay

Jamie Barton mezzo-soprano; Kathleen Kelly piano

Saturday 30 November 2019 7:30PM

Warren, Boulanger, Beach and more

Tenebrae © Chris O’Donovan

Tenebrae; Nigel Short conductor; Olivia Jageurs harp

Sunday 1 December 2019 7:30PM

Forbes L’Estrange, Britten, Chilcott and more

Bertrand Chamayou   © Marco Borggreve

Bertrand Chamayou piano

Monday 2 December 2019 7:30PM

Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Chabrier and more

Stephen Hough   © Jiyang Chen

Stephen Hough piano; Steven Isserlis cello

Tuesday 3 December 2019 7:30PM

Suk, Brahms and Hough

Mario Häring   © Kaupo Kikkas

Mario Häring piano

Tuesday 10 December 2019 1:00PM

Leeds Piano Competition 2018 Prizewinner Recital

Kevin Volans © José Pedro Salinas

Melvyn Tan piano; Calefax; Signum Quartet

Wednesday 11 December 2019 7:30PM

Kevin Volans’ 70th Birthday

Martin Fröst   © Sony

Martin Fröst clarinet; Roland Pöntinen piano

Monday 16 December 2019 7:30PM

French Beauties and Swedish Beasts

Claron McFadden   © Erik de Jong

Claron McFadden soprano; Alexander Melnikov piano

Sunday 22 December 2019 7:30PM

Prokofiev, Cage, Berio and more

Beethoven Festival Weekend

Booking is now open for 10 concerts over 2 days to kick-off Wigmore Hall's season-long celebration of Beethoven.

Autumn 2019 Wigmore Series

Booking is now open for Wigmore Series concerts and Learning events for September - December 2019

Wigmore Hall's Audience Fund

Help us fully fund our programme of over 1,000 concerts and events every year