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.

Calder Quartet © Autumn de Wilde

Calder Quartet; Thomas Adès piano; Nicolas Hodges piano

Saturday 25 March 2017 1:00PM

Thomas Adès Day: 'Arcadiana'

Thomas Adès  © Brian Voce

Artists in Conversation: Thomas Adès

Saturday 25 March 2017 6:00PM

Part of Thomas Adès Day

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group © Clive Barda

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Timothy Redmond; Calder Quartet; Thomas Adès; Nicolas Hodges

Saturday 25 March 2017 7:30PM

Thomas Adès Day: 'Arcadiana'

EXAUDI © Matthew Andrews

EXAUDI; James Weeks director

Saturday 1 April 2017 7:30PM

15th Anniversary Concert

Jean-Guihen Queyras  © François Séchet

Jean-Guihen Queyras; Sokratis Sinopoulos; Bijan Chemirani; Keyvan Chemirani

Friday 7 April 2017 7:30PM

Marco Stroppa, Ross Daly, Sokratis Sinopoulos and more

Britten Sinfonia © Harry Rankin

Britten Sinfonia; Nicholas Daniel oboe

Wednesday 19 April 2017 1:00PM

Britten Sinfonia At Lunch

Patricia Kopatchinskaja  © Marco Borggreve

Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Sol Gabetta

Wednesday 26 April 2017 7:30PM

Xenakis, Jörg Widmann, Ligeti and Peter Eötvös

Patricia Kopatchinskaja  © Julia Wesely

Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin; Anthony Romaniuk harpsichord, piano

Sunday 7 May 2017 7:30PM

CPE Bach, Crumb, Ligeti and more

Elias String Quartet © Benjamin Ealovega

Elias String Quartet; Benjamin Frith piano

Thursday 11 May 2017 7:30PM

Paul Newland, Dvořák and Schumann

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music; Clark Rundell conductor; Orr Guy conductor

Saturday 13 May 2017 10:30AM

Tansy Davies Study Day

Tansy Davies  © Rikard Österlund

Artist in Conversation: Tansy Davies

Saturday 13 May 2017 12:00PM

Part of Tansy Davies Study Day

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music; Clark Rundell conductor; Orr Guy conductor

Saturday 13 May 2017 2:00PM

Tansy Davies Study Day

Arditti Quartet © Astrid Karger

Arditti Quartet; Eliot Fisk guitar

Wednesday 14 June 2017 7:30PM

Hugues Dufourt, Berio and Wolfgang Rihm

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