Wigmore Hall new season announced
In the face of uncertainty about live performances in the UK, Wigmore Hall has announced its new season of 100 concerts starting on 13 September, including several Maestro Arts musicians. They will all be live-streamed for free and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, in front of restricted audiences when permitted, starting with 10 per cent capacity of 56 seats.
- The Elias String Quartet performs twice: Purcell, Britten and Beethoven on 29 September and Beethoven and Bliss on 23 November.
- Elena Urioste's Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective plays Schubert, Glinka and Borodin on 30 September and she returns for a recital of Simpson, Messiaen, Grant, Grieg and Clara Schumann with Tom Poster on 2 October.
- Lawrence Power performs as part of the Nash Ensemble on 3 October and with a recital programme on 9 November.
- Allan Clayton brings a programme of Rainier, Purcell, Croft, Humfrey and Britten on 21 October, with pianist James Baillieu.
- Pavel Kolesnikov plays Liszt, Skryabin, Beethoven and Schubert on 26 October.
- Paul Lewis performs a recital of Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart on 2 November.
John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall said: '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.'