Saturday 31 May 2008

Wigmore Hall new season (2)

Continuing our brief survey of the Wigmore Hall's new season.

They open the new year with a complete delight, tenor Jonas Kauffmann in a programme of Schubert, Britten (Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo and Strauss. Then the Classical Opera Company, under Stephen Page, are giving us a survey of Handel's London Operas - a single concert seems far too short for so many riches!

Still in early mode, Anna Caterina Antonacci with the English Consort are doing a programme which includes Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. And in February, the Gabrieli Consort give us Acis and Galatea. Further ahead in April, Carolyn Sampson and the Kings's Consort are mixing Handel cantatas and trio sonatas, unfortunately the selection of cantatas restricts itself to the well known ones.

Andrew Carwood and the Cardinall's music are mixing RVW's Mass in G minor with music by Taverner, Tallis and Gregorian Chant.

In a concert entitled Nash Inventions, the Nash Ensemble perform music by James Macmillan, Huw Watkins, Michael Berkley, George Benjamin and Mark-Anthony Turnage, some pieces are world premieres. Definitely a concert to note in the diary.

Towards Easter, the Chilingirian Quartet are pairing up with the Hilliard Ensemble to do Haydn's Seven Last Words and Les Talens Lyriques are doing Charpentier's Lecons de tenebres

Inevitably so far ahead, a number of programmes are not yet fixed but names include Solveig Kringelborn with Malcolm Martineau, Toby Spence, both Christopher Maltman and Mark Padmore in Brahms with Graham Johnson, Felicity Lott, Bernada Fink (in Schubert), Alice Coote,

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:11 pm

    I agree that Jonas Kaufmann is a complete delight, but he doesn't sing at Wigmore this season.


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