Thursday, 26 May 2016

Live and streamed - the Wigmore Hall's three day 115th birthday bash

Wigmore Hall
The Wigmore Hall is 115 this this year, and not surprisingly there are celebrations, three of them in fact (on 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2016).  With music ranging from JS Bach, and JC Bach, through Schubert to contemporary, showcasing the hall's wide range of programming.

31 May is an all Schubert programme with the great Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja performing Schubert’s Sonata in B flat major, Cuarteto Casals in String Quartet in G major D887, and singers Sophie Bevan (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Henk Neven (baritone) and pianist James Baillieu performing Schubert lieder.

1 June is dedicated to Bach (both JS and JC), with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, plus soloists Rachel Brown (flute), Isabelle Faust (violin), and Anna Lucia Richter (soprano). Then the final evening on 2 June is contemporary, with the JACK Quartet mixing old and new, fourteenth-century French Ars nova and Carlo Gesualdo’s madrigals, alongside UK premières of new work by Caroline Shaw and John Zorn.

The three concerts will be streamed on medici.tv and through the Wigmore Hall website. The live stream will be available to watch for free, without a subscription, from www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/live/stream, replay will be available for three months with a free registration for the 31 May & 2 June, and for one month for the 1 June concert.

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