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September – December 2013

Early Years | Families | Young People Behind The Music | Schools

How To Book Wigmore Hall Box Office, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP Booking opens on 31 May


IN PERSON 7 days a week: 10 am – 8.30 pm. Days without an evening concert 10 am – 5 pm

Sat 14 Sep

BY TELEPHONE 020 7935 2141 7 days a week: 10 am – 7 pm. Days without an evening concert 10 am – 5 pm There is a non-refundable £2 administration charge for each transaction

Sat 21 Sep Sat 28 Sep

ONLINE There is a £1 administration charge online BOX OFFICE ENQUIRIES 020 7935 2141

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We would like to thank the following for their support of the Wigmore Hall Learning programme. Their involvement is greatly appreciated.

Wed 16 Oct The Andor Charitable Trust Arts Council England BBC Children in Need Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Charities Advisory Trust The City Bridge Trust The Garrick Charitable Trust The Gordon Foundation Haringey Music Service Hyde Park Place Estate Charity John Lyon’s Charity The Leverhulme Trust Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

The Milton Damerel Trust The Monument Trust Valerie O’Connor and Jeanette McIntosh The Rayne Foundation The Sampimon Trust The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust The S E Franklin Charitable Trust No 3 Tower Hamlets Arts Music and Education Service (THAMES) Marie-Luise Waldeck City of Westminster And several anonymous donors

Photo Credits: All images except Sir Michael Tippett © Sir Michael Tippett © Jane Bown The right is reserved to substitute artists and to vary programmes if necessary.

Wed 16 Oct Thu 17 Oct Tue 22 Oct Wed 23 Oct Thu 24 Oct

Tue 29 Oct Wed 30 Oct Thu 31 Oct

Family Day: Page 4 Travels Through Time Open House Day 4 Pre-Concert Talk: 8 Kristian Bezuidenhout Chamber Tots 3 Schools’ Concert: 12 Watch This Space Family Concert: 5 Watch This Space Teacher Training: 13 An Introduction to Early Years Music-Making Chamber Tots 3 Artists in Converstion: 8 Irvine Arditti Olaf Bär Masterclass 10 For Crying Out Loud! 2 Toddler Bop 2 Teacher Training: 13 An Introduction to Early Years Music-Making Family Day: Songlives 5 Half-Term Course: Ignition 6 Half-Term Course: Ignition 6

Fri 1 Nov Sat 2 Nov Wed 6 Nov Wed 6 Nov Thu 7 Nov Sat 9 Nov Wed 13 Nov Sat 16 Nov Thu 21 Nov Fri 22 Nov Tue 26 Nov Thu 28 Nov Sat 30 Nov Tue 3 Dec Wed 4 Dec Wed 11 Dec Sun 15 Dec Fri 20 Dec

Pre-Concert Talk: Page 8 Belcea Quartet Pre-Concert Talk: 8 Julian Anderson Schools’ Concert: 12 Arcadia Quartet Pre-Concert Talk: EXAUDI 9 Chamber Tots 3 Pre-Concert Talk: Nash 9 Ensemble American Series For Crying Out Loud! 2 Family Concert: 5 Brass Jaw – Jazz Unravelled Chamber Tots 3 Pre-Concert Talk: 9 The Prince Consort Wigmore Study Group 11 Wigmore Study Group 11 Come and Sing 11 Wigmore Study Group 11 Chamber Tots 3 Pre-Concert Talk: 9 Britten Sinfonia Pre-Concert Talk: 9 Joseph Marx’s Songs András Schiff Lecture Recital 10

Please note that tickets for events on these pages will go on sale both online and via phone from 10.00 am on 31 May.

For Crying Out Loud! For parents and babies up to 1 year old £6 per adult – babies come free A series of concerts performed by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music for parents and their babies. These 45-minute performances offer parents the opportunity to enjoy a programme of beautiful chamber music in a calm and accommodating environment. Although the music will be appropriate for babies, these concerts are not interactive. Tuesday 22 October 11.00 am – 11.45 am Wednesday 13 November 11.00 am – 11.45 am

Toddler Bop For 1 – 2 year-olds

Chamber Tots For 2 – 5 year-olds Maximum 4 tickets per booking for each event

£6 per child – no ticket required for accompanying adult Workshop leader Natasha Zielazinski and young performers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama present these popular music workshops for toddlers and their carers. Sessions include a short performance and an interactive workshop for parents and children together including singing, playing percussion and a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up. Wednesday 2 October

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

2 – 5 year olds

Wednesday 16 October

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Thursday 7 November

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Thursday 21 November

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Wednesday 4 December

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

£6 per child – no ticket required for accompanying adult Interactive music, movement and play workshops for young children and their parents with Chamber Tots in the Community workshop leader Esther Sheridan and guest musicians. Wednesday 23 October workshop repeated 2

Early Years

Early Years

Events for Early Years

10.15 am – 11.00 am 11.45 am – 12.30 pm 3

Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and The Monument Trust

Travels Through Time Saturday 14 September 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

FAMILY DAY For age 5 plus From medieval battlefields to Victorian London, musician Neil Valentine and artist Caroline Dorset from the Wallace Collection guide you through a day of time travel and adventure. Find inspiration from the Wallace Collection’s incredible galleries and exhibits, then take your ideas back to Wigmore Hall to create your own musical work of art.

Adults £12 Children £8 In partnership with The Wallace Collection

FAMILY CONCERT For age 5 plus Join principal players of the Aurora Orchestra for a musical journey to outer space! John Barber presents a programme of interplanetary music including extracts from Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony and Holst’s The Planets, as well as brand new music created by you, the audience, during the course of the concert.

Adults £7 Children £5

Songlives Tuesday 29 October 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

HALF-TERM FAMILY DAY For age 5 plus Have you ever wondered about the real life stories behind songs? Work together as a family under the expert guidance of vocalist and workshop leader, Isabelle Adams, to uncover inspiration from people, places and events in your own life and create lyrics and music to perform on the Wigmore Hall stage.

Adults £12 Children £8

Open House Day

Brass Jaw – Jazz Unravelled

Saturday 21 September 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

Saturday 16 November 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

An opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at Wigmore Hall: Be a musical detective and follow the trail to discover musicians playing around the building. Collect your musical clues and then join in with a workshop in the Bechstein Room to put them all together and solve the musical mystery!

FAMILY CONCERT For age 5 plus

Make sure you have time to tour the building first, then join one of the half-hour workshops starting at 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm or 2.15 pm. 4

Saturday 5 October 11.00 am – 12 noon

Admission free (no booking required)



Family Events

Watch This Space

Brass Jaw brings its trademark energy, drive and humour to a family audience in this interactive concert, which unravels and explains how jazz is put together, using a unique mixture of jazz tradition and exciting new music. ‘Proving that Jazz can be Funky, intelligent and riotously entertaining’ Jazz UK

Adults £7 Children £5 In partnership with London Jazz Festival


Ignition Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October 10.00 am – 3.30 pm both days

HALF-TERM COURSE For ages 11 – 16 Calling all young musicians! Join Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble Ignite and fire up your creativity! Our Ignition half-term course will offer you the opportunity to create new music with your instrument bringing out your inner composer to write a soundtrack for film clips, and much, much more. Meet new friends, play with professional musicians and even perform your new works on the Wigmore Hall stage!

£40 for the 2-day course

FREE TICKETS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND SCHOOLS Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust with ongoing support from The Monument Trust and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust.

Free tickets are available to 8 – 25 year-olds for specially selected Wigmore Hall series concerts. Please note there is a limited number of Chamber Zone tickets available per concert. Please book through the Box Office on 020 7935 2141, quoting ‘Chamber Zone’. This offer is also available to schools, with a free workshop in school. For more information visit 6

Free Chamber Zone concerts listed on facing page

Arcadia Quartet Haydn, Janácˇek Sunday 10 November 7.30 pm

Takács Quartet Lawrence Power viola Smetana, Janácˇek, Dvorˇák

Tuesday 17 September 7.30 pm Adam Walker flute Anthony Marwood violin Lawrence Power viola Steven Isserlis cello Lucy Wakeford harp Alexander Melnikov piano Shostakovich, Fauré, Debussy, Bridge

Friday 22 November 7.30 pm

The Prince Consort Tanya Houghton harp Nicolas Fleury horn Britten Canticles interspersed with new commissions by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Gwilym Simcock

Thursday 19 September 7.30 pm

Monday 2 December 7.30 pm

The Sitkovetsky Trio

Pavel Haas Quartet Daniil Trifonov piano

Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert Thursday 3 October 7.30 pm

Chamber Zone

Sunday 3 November 11.30 am

Schubert, Britten, Shostakovich

IMS Prussia Cove

Saturday 7 December 7.00 pm

Schubert, Brahms, Mozart, Fauré

Nash Ensemble

Wednesday 16 October 7.30 pm

Arditti Quartet Brian Ferneyhough, Francisco Guerrero, John Cage and UK premières from Robert HP Platz, Hilda Paredes, Akira Nishimura Thursday 31 October 7.30 pm Janine Jansen violin Torleif Thedéen cello Itamar Golan piano Shostakovich, Weinberg, Brahms

Young People

Young People

Young People’s Events

Monday 9 September 7.30 pm Menahem Pressler piano Alexander Kerr violin Lawrence Power viola Paul Watkins cello Piano Quartets by Mozart, Turina and Dvorˇák


Copland, Ravel, Gershwin Wednesday 11 December 1.00 pm

Britten Sinfonia Mozart, Lutosławski, Sally Beamish, Fauré

For full programme listings please see CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust


Pre-Concert Talk: Kristian Bezuidenhout Saturday 28 September 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3

Wednesday 6 November 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 EXAUDI’s director James Weeks introduces their programme which puts madrigals by Gesualdo alongside new commissions by Michael Finnissy, Christopher Fox and Stefano Gervasoni.

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout introduces his all-Mozart programme.

Pre-Concert Talk: Nash Ensemble American Series

Artists in Conversation: Irvine Arditti

Michael Berkeley, in conversation with Edward Seckerson, introduces the Nash Ensemble’s American Series.

Wednesday 16 October 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Radio 3’s Tom Service in conversation with Irvine Arditti before the evening concert marking his 60th birthday.

Pre-Concert Talk: Belcea Quartet

Saturday 9 November 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3

Pre-Concert Talk: The Prince Consort Friday 22 November 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Sara Mohr - Pietsch interviews The Prince Consort’s director Alisdair Hogarth and members of the ensemble ahead of their performance of Britten’s Canticles interspersed with new works.

Friday 1 November 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3

Pre-Concert Talk: Britten Sinfonia

David Nice explores the connections between Britten and Shostakovich.

Wednesday 11 December 12.15 pm – 12.45 pm Free to concert ticket holders (separate ticket required)

Pre-Concert Talk: Julian Anderson Saturday 2 November 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence Julian Anderson introduces the evening concert which includes the world première of his work Another Prayer.


Pre-Concert Talk: EXAUDI

Behind The Music

Behind The Music

Pre-Concert Events

An introduction to the lunchtime concert which opens the Britten Sinfonia’s 2013 /14 acclaimed At Lunch series and includes the world première of a new string trio by Scottish composer Sally Beamish.

Pre-Concert Talk: Joseph Marx Songs Sunday 15 December 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Gavin Plumley introduces this three-concert series devoted to Marx’s Lieder.


Wigmore Study Group

Thursday 17 October 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Tuesday 26 & Thursday 28 November and Tuesday 3 December 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Olaf Bär has long been regarded as one of the foremost Lieder interpreters of his generation. In 1985 the German baritone began a long association with EMI which produced a discography encompassing most of the core Lieder repertoire including Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Kernerlieder Op. 35 and a Gramophone Award-winning recording of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. Although his reputation was originally established as a concert and Lieder singer, he is also renowned for his large and varied operatic repertoire. He returns to Wigmore Hall to give a masterclass to postgraduate music students from the four London music colleges.

£7 concessions £4

András Schiff Lecture-Recital Friday 20 December 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

THE SONGS AND CHAMBER MUSIC OF SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT Marking 15 years since the death of Sir Michael Tippett, the first Wigmore Study Group of the season turns its attention to his songs and chamber works, tied to Mark Padmore and the Heath Quartet’s mixed recital on 3 December. Each of the study group’s sessions will focus on the three main strands of Tippett's chamber music – song, sonata and quartet – with visiting Tippett scholars, eminent performers and postgraduate musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. A number of British composers will join the Study Group to evaluate Tippett’s enduring legacy and appeal. The series is hosted by composer Julian Philips, who spent time with Tippett in his final years, an experience that strongly influenced his own creative and educational work.

Series ticket price £53 including 3 study sessions and a ticket for the evening concert on 3 December.


Come and Sing: Tippett

World-renowned pianist, conductor and lecturer András Schiff precedes his 60th birthday concert with a lecture-recital on the Diabelli Variations, providing insights drawn from close study of Beethoven’s autograph manuscript and sharing thoughts on what the composer’s expressive and spontaneous handwriting tells us about his musical intentions in the work.

Saturday 30 November 10.00 am – 3.30 pm

£12.50 concessions £10

Behind The Music

Behind The Music

Olaf Bär Masterclass

Isabelle Adams leads a workshop day for adults with the chance to sing some of Tippett’s beautiful music for voices. Get to know the music from the inside, develop your singing skills and finish the day with a performance on the Wigmore Hall stage. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to read music as we will be learning by ear.

£18 concessions £10 10


The Schools Programme is supported by The Monument Trust and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust

Watch This Space Friday 4 October 11.00 am – 12.00 noon KEY STAGE 2 SCHOOLS’ CONCERT Join principal players of the Aurora Orchestra for a musical journey to outer space! John Barber presents a programme of interplanetary music including extracts from Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony and Holst’s The Planets, as well as brand new music created by you, the audience, during the course of the concert. Accompanied by a teachers’ resource pack with cross-curricular links.

Tickets £2.50 Box Office 020 7935 2141

Arcadia Quartet Wednesday 6 November 11.00 am – 12.00 noon GCSE AND A-LEVEL SCHOOLS’ CONCERT Dynamic winners of the 2012 Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition, the Arcadia Quartet performs a diverse programme which includes works by Haydn (featured on the AQA GCSE and EdExcel A-Level syllabuses) and Debussy (AQA A-Level Music in Context). Presenter Rachel Leach takes you behind the music in this interactive concert, offering new insights into the structure and context of the pieces. Supported by a teachers’ resource pack linked to the GCSE and A-Level curriculum.

Tickets £2.50 Box Office 020 7935 2141

Chamber Zone Ticket Scheme 12

Free tickets for schools to selected concerts – see page 7 for details.




Schools’ Concerts

‘A brilliant couple of days. I have more confidence in being able to create new music activities with the children I work with. Thank you to John and Issy, both great and engaging trainers.’ Previous participant

2-Day Course: Thursday 10 and Thursday 24 October 9.30 am – 3.30 pm Suitable for all types of practitioner Limited to 25 participants

£100 for both days, including lunch This annual sell-out training day is an introduction to early years music-making, ideal for those working with nursery, reception and foundation stage children, who are looking to develop confidence in creative music-making. Led by Chamber Tots workshop leaders John Webb and Isabelle Adams, participants will explore the value of music in early years’ development and address the connections between musical creativity and the EYFS curriculum. Participants will develop skills in leading confident singing and percussion activities, and explore free play activities and the benefits of child-led creative play. All participants will receive a resource pack and accompanying CD. Please book through the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 13

Launching in Autumn 2013 for schools…

Wigmore Hall’s new website with access to curriculum focussed learning resources • Live performance videos • Resources for GCSE and A-Level set works • Early years and Primary resources and lesson ideas • Opportunities to get involved with our extended schools’ projects • Supporting materials for school groups coming to our concerts • Online booking for schools’ concerts WIGMORE HALL 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP • Box Office Tel: 020 7935 2141 • Ursula Crickmay Director of Learning • Learning Tel: 020 7258 8240 The Wigmore Hall Trust • Registered Charity No. 1024838 Facilities for Disabled People For full details please call 020 7258 8210

Wigmore Hall Learning Brochure September - December 2013  

Wigmore Hall Learning Brochure September - December 2013