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.

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

Julien Van Mellaerts   © Diana Roberts

Julien Van Mellaerts baritone; James Baillieu piano

Sunday 5 January 2020 3:00PM

Mahler, Farr, Britten and Poulenc

Marianne Crebassa   © Simon Fowler

Marianne Crebassa mezzo-soprano; Fazıl Say piano

Wednesday 8 January 2020 7:30PM

Ravel, Debussy, Fauré and more

Ritual Ensemble  © Vivek Bald

Vijay Iyer presents Ritual Ensemble

Friday 10 January 2020 7:30PM

Dover Quartet © Carlin Ma

Dover Quartet; Edgar Meyer double bass

Sunday 19 January 2020 7:30PM

Mozart, Rossini, Ravel and Meyer

Britten Sinfonia Principal Musicians © Benjamin Ealovega

Britten Sinfonia Principal Musicians; Katie Bray mezzo-soprano

Wednesday 22 January 2020 1:00PM

Waley-Cohen and Mahler

Mark Padmore   © Marco Borggreve

Mark Padmore tenor; Sacconi Quartet

Friday 24 January 2020 1:00PM

Rachmaninov and Dove

Andreas Scholl   © James McMillan

Andreas Scholl countertenor; Tamar Halperin piano

Friday 24 January 2020 7:30PM

The Twilight People

MILOŠ  © Lars Borges

MILOŠ

Saturday 25 January 2020 7:30PM

Bach, Granados, Albéniz and more

Kuss Quartet © Molina Visuals

Kuss Quartet

Tuesday 4 February 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven and Mantovani

Carolyn Sampson   © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Friday 14 February 2020 1:00PM

Album Launch Recital

Artemis Quartet © Felix Broede

Artemis Quartet

Saturday 22 February 2020 7:30PM

Haydn, Widmann and Beethoven

Meccore String Quartet © Anita Wasik-Plocinska

Meccore String Quartet

Sunday 23 February 2020 11:30AM

Penderecki and Smetana

Cédric Tiberghien   © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Cédric Tiberghien piano

Sunday 23 February 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven, Feldman, Cage and Crumb

Inon Barnatan   © Marco Borggreve

Inon Barnatan piano

Thursday 5 March 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn, Adès and Schubert

Nelly Miricioiu   © Alex Schröder

Nelly Miricioiu soprano; David Gowland piano

Friday 6 March 2020 1:00PM

Donceanu, Brediceanu, Stoia and more

Sean Shibe   © Kaupo Kikkas

Sean Shibe guitar

Friday 6 March 2020 7:30PM

Dowland, Fennessy, Rautavaara, Bach and Lentz

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

Doric String Quartet

Saturday 14 March 2020 7:30PM

Haydn, Britten, Tarrodi and Sibelius

Brentano String Quartet © Juergen Frank

Brentano String Quartet

Saturday 21 March 2020 7:30PM

Songs of Thanksgiving

Brentano String Quartet © Juergen Frank

Brentano String Quartet

Monday 23 March 2020 1:00PM

Shostakovich, Adolphe and Mendelssohn

Mark-Anthony Turnage © Philip Gatward

Royal Academy of Music students Side by Side with members of the Nash Ensemble

Tuesday 24 March 2020 5:00PM

Introduced by Gillian Moore CBE Director of Music, Southbank Centre

Simon Crawford-Phillips

Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival 20th Anniversary

Tuesday 31 March 2020 7:30PM

Bridge, Watkins, Purcell and more

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.

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