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Laura Snowden – Julian Bream Trust

Categories: Concerts, New Work, Women musicians
Tags: Laurs Snowden, wigmore hall

Tuesday 21st November 2017, at 7.30pm – Wigmore Hall

Laura Snowden - guitar

Laura Snowden performs rarely heard music by Giulio Regondi and Hans Erich Apostel with a brand new work by Olli Mustonen.

Award-winning classical guitarist and composer Laura Snowden was handpicked by Julian Bream to give the Bream Trust concert at Wigmore Hall in 2015, including the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Catalan Peasant with Guitar. She was featured on the front cover of Classical Guitar Magazine Fall 2016 with an in-depth article describing her as “linking guitar’s past, present and future”. Laura was the first guitarist to graduate from the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, where guitar tuition was made possible by a donation from the Rolling Stones, and was invited by guitarist John Williams to perform at Shakepeare’s Globe with her folk ensemble Tir Eolas.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cello Suite No.3 in C major BWV1009
Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart Op. 9
Giulio Regondi (1822-1872)
Introduzione e capriccio Op. 23
Olli Mustonen (b.1967)
Sonata No. 2 (world première) [1]
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944)
Vals Op. 8 No. 3
Vals Op. 8 No. 4
Hans Erich Apostel (1901-1972)
Sechs Musiken Op. 25
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999 )
En los trigales
Zarabanda Lejana
3 piezas españolas
Invocación y danza

Commissioned by The Julian Bream Trust


Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall

Categories: Concerts
Tags: nash ensemble, roderick williams, wigmore hall

Saturday 9th December 2017, at 6.00pm and 7.30pm – Wigmore Hall, London
Nash Ensemble

‘The French Connection’

Lily Boulanger: D’un soir triste, D’un matin de printemps
(piano trio)
Debussy: Violin Sonata
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for cello & piano

With: Roderick Williams (baritone)

Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane (harp, string quartet & double bass
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka (are. for 2 pianos)
Stravinsky: Three movements from The Firebird (piano duo)
Poulenc: Le bal masqué (voice, piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin & cello)
Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (voice & piano)
Ravel: Piano Trio


The King’s Consort at Wigmore Hall

Categories: Choral, Concerts, Song
Tags: henry purcell, john blow, the kings consort, wigmore hall

Friday 4th January, at 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London

The King's Consort

Sound the Trumpet


Iestyn Davies countertenor
James Hall countertenor
The King’s Consort

Iestyn Davies and outstanding young countertenor James Hall explore a programme of duets, including Purcell’s heartfelt elegy to Queen Mary and Blow’s ravishing tribute on the tragic death of Purcell.



Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
Come, ye sons of art, away Z323
Sound the trumpet
Hail, bright Cecilia Z328
In vain the am’rous flute
O solitude, my sweetest choice Z406
The Maid’s Last Prayer, or Any Rather than Fail Z601
No, resistance is but vain
Dioclesian Z627
Chaconne – two in one upon a ground
John Blow (1648-1708)
Ah heav’n! what is’t I hear
Henry Purcell
Bonduca, or The British Heroine Z574
Sing, sing ye Druids
Dioclesian Z627
Since from my dear
O dive custos Auriacae domus (Ode on the death of Queen Mary) Z504


John Blow
Paratum cor meum
Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
Lord, I have sinned
Wilt thou forgive that sin (A Hymne to God the Father)
William Williams
Sonata in imitation of birds
John Blow
An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell

Nash Ensemble – Nash Inventions

Categories: Concerts, New Work, Pre-concert event
Tags: nash ensemble, sir harrison birtwistle, wigmore hall

Friday 12 April, 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London

Nash Ensemble

Nash Ensemble;
Stefan Asbury conductor;
Claire Booth soprano;
Simone Leona Hueber reciter;
Lawrence Power viola;
Adrian Brendel cello;
Ursula Leveaux bassoon;
Lucy Wakeford harp

The Nash Ensemble’s annual contemporary music showcase features six works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, with whom the group has enjoyed a long and close association. In addition to two earlier Nash commissions, Fantasia upon all the notes and The Woman and the Hare, they include a new Duo specifically written for the Nash’s violist Lawrence Power and cellist Adrian Brendel. The programme also takes in Elliott Carter’s Mosaic, inspired by memories of the pioneering harpist Carlos Salzedo, and a newly revised piece for solo bassoon by the late Oliver Knussen, originally written as a study for a large-scale project based on the writings of Kafka. Stefan Asbury conducts the ensemble works and the solo soprano is the Nash’s frequent and welcome guest, Claire Booth.

6.00pm – pre-concert talk


Chineke Ensemble at Wigmore Hall

Categories: New Work, Women musicians
Tags: chineke!, errollyn wallen, wigmore hall

Friday 21 June 2019 10:00pm at Wigmore Hall, Wignmore Street, London
chineke ensemble

Chineke! Ensemble perform Saint-Saëns, Wallen and Coleridge-Taylor at the fabulous post-dinner time of 10.00pm!

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Septet in E flat Op. 65

Errollyn Wallen
Nnenna (London première)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
Nonet in F minor Op. 2

One of the most exciting developments of recent years has been the foundation of Europe’s first majority BME orchestra, whose inaugural concert in 2015 was hailed by The Guardian as ‘culturally inspiring’. Here, the Chineke! Ensemble performs an early work by the English mixed-race composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and the London premiere of a recent work by Errollyn Wallen.


Nash Ensemble – Around Schubert

Categories: Concerts
Tags: nash ensemble, schubert, wigmore hall

Saturday 18 January 2020 at 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London
Nash Ensemble at Wigmore

Rossini, Spohr and Schubert.
The first of Rossini’s elegant string sonatas precedes a pair of octets for wind and strings: the one by Spohr, with a pair of horns, full of delights, including a set of variations on Handel’s ‘Harmonious Blacksmith’ theme; the familiar one by Schubert the epitome of the divertimento in its variety and tunefulness.

Nash Ensemble – Around Schubert (2)

Categories: Concerts, Pre-concert event
Tags: around schubert, nash ensemble, wigmore hall

Saturday 8 February 2020 at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Wigmore Hall, London
Nash Ensemble at Wigmore

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op.11
Weber: Introduction, Theme & Variations for clarinet & piano
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: String Quartet in E flat

with James Gilchrist (tenor)

Group of songs for voice and piano by Loewe, Reichard & Zelter (with Roger Vigones, piano)
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op.13
Schubert: Auf dem Stron, D843 for tenor, horn & piano
Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat, D898


BBC New Generation: Consone Quartet

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Live stream
Tags: consone quartet, wigmore hall

Sunday 11 October at 5.00pm. Live stream from Wigmore Hall, London

Consone Quartet

Consone Quartet
BBC New Generation Artists: The Long Weekend
Beethoven Quartets

String Quartet in G Op. 18 No. 2
String Quartet in C minor Op. 18 No. 4

This concert will be live streamed.
All concerts in the Autumn Series will be available on demand for 30 days after the date of the concert.


Wigmore Hall – Brahms and Kurt Schwertsik

Categories: Concerts, Live stream, New Work
Tags: brahms, schwertsik, timothy ridout, wigmore hall

Monday 10th May, Wigmore Hall at 1.00pm, live stream

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Viola Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1

Kurt Schwertsik (b.1935)
Haydn lived in Eisenstadt

Johannes Brahms
Viola Sonata in E flat Op. 120 No. 2

2019 New Generation Artist Timothy Ridout joins Tom Poster from Wigmore Hall’s Associate Artists, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, to bring the world première of Kurt Schwertsik’s Haydn lived in Eisenstadt, written especially for this concert. This will be performed between two Brahms viola sonatas which were originally written for clarinet.


A Celebration of Myra Hess

Categories: Concerts, Family, Women musicians
Tags: myra hess, patricia routledge, piers lane, wigmore hall

Saturday 11 December, Wigmore Hall at 5.00pm

Admission: One Shilling
Dame Patricia Routledge as Dame Myra Hess, Piers Lane (piano)
Admission One Shilling, devised by Dame Myra Hess’s composer great-nephew Nigel Hess, tells the story, in words, music and images, of the series of morale-boosting lunchtime concerts that Dame Myra organised at the National Gallery during the Second World War. It draws on press interviews she gave and comments she made during BBC broadcasts. She is represented by the much loved Patricia Routledge. The pianist Piers Lane performs music Myra Hess played in these concerts, by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven and Bach – including her celebrated transcription of Jesu, joy of man’s desiring.


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