NEWS: Wigmore Hall’s Artistic Director Announces 100 New Concerts

Wigmore Hall’s John Gilhooly has today announced 100 concerts to take place at the venue in new programme from the 13th September until the 21st December.

Featuring over 200 artists, the upcoming repertoire and artist details for Wigmore Hall’s autumn series of 100 concerts has been confirmed to include Apartment House, Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, Tai Murray (violin), Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Fatma Said (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Arditti Quartet, Elena Urioste (violin), Kit Armstrong (piano), Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Claron McFadden (soprano) and Matthew Wadsworth (lute).

The programme of 100 concerts, including 28 lunchtime concerts, will be live-streamed in HD and free to watch on demand for 30 days after broadcast on Wigmore Hall’s website.

Detailed plans have been created to ensure that if the government rules permit, most concerts will be in front of an audience in the Hall. Initially, numbers attending will be restricted to 56 people, 10% capacity, with the ability to move to 112 seats, 20% capacity, as the season progresses.

This newly announced programme will not only include solo recitals and duos, but trios, quartets and larger ensembles will return to Wigmore Hall for the first time since lockdown.

The Hall will be open every day from 13 September to 1 November, but open only on Mondays in November, and Mondays and Tuesdays in December, in case of a worsening in the health crisis during the winter months.

Talking about the news, John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall said: “It is a huge joy to announce that we will have 100 concerts between now and Christmas, and we are very pleased to include so many local artists, despite these very tough circumstances for Wigmore Hall. Alongside the core chamber and song repertoire I have encouraged artists to explore 20th- and 21st-century composers and a diversity of repertoire throughout the series. Concerts will go ahead with or without an audience and the schedule is subject to change given the uncertainty of travel and the possibility of local and international lockdowns and quarantine problems. We are already planning for the spring, and many local artists included in the spring series are on standby to bring their concerts forward, should we need them for last-minute replacements this autumn.”

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