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April – July 2013

Activities for Early Years Family Events Young People’s Events Pre-Concert Events Behind the Music Come and Sing Schools’ Events Enhance your curriculum with live music at Wigmore Hall


HOW TO BOOK Wigmore Hall Box Office, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP Booking opens on 7 February IN PERSON 7 days a week: 10 am – 8.30 pm. Days without an evening concert 10 am – 5 pm 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 ONLINE www.wigmore-hall.org.uk. There is a £1 administration charge online BOX OFFICE ENQUIRIES 020 7935 2141 WIGMORE HALL LEARNING ENQUIRIES 020 7258 8240 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR FREE WIGMORE HALL LEARNING MAILING LIST please call the Box Office or visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning/brochure/post

We would like to thank the following for their support of the Wigmore Hall Learning programme. Their involvement is greatly appreciated. The Andor Charitable Trust Arts Council England Britten–Pears Foundation Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Charities Advisory Trust The City Bridge Trust City of Westminster Charitable Trust The Elton Family The Garrick Charitable Trust The Gordon Foundation Haringey Music Service John Lyon’s Charity The Loveday Charitable Trust Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

Milton Damerel Trust The Monument Trust Valerie O’Connor and Jeanette McIntosh The Rayne Foundation Rothschild The Sampimon Trust The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust The S E Franklin Charitable Trust No 3 Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement Tower Hamlets Arts Music and Education Service Marie-Luise Waldeck City of Westminster The Zochonis Charitable Trust And several anonymous donors

Photo Credits: All images except Simon Bainbridge © www.benjaminharte.co.uk. Simon Bainbridge © Andrew Palmer The right is reserved to substitute artists and to vary programmes if necessary.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL – JULY 2013 PRE-CONCERT TALK: Page 8 BRITTEN SINFONIA Sat 6 Apr PRE-CONCERT TALK: 8 GEORGE BENJAMIN Thu 11 Apr RNIB STUDY DAY 10 Sun 14 Apr PRE-CONCERT TALK: 8 LE CONCERT SPIRITUEL Thu 18 Apr PRE-CONCERT TALK: 8 ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Wed 24 Apr FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! 2 Wed 24 Apr INTRODUCTION TO 10 ROMANTIC MUSIC Thu 25 Apr WIGMORE STUDY GROUP 11 Mon 29 Apr STUDY AFTERNOON: FRANZ 11 SCHUBERT, THE COMPLETE SONGS Tue 30 Apr WIGMORE STUDY GROUP 11 Wed 1 May INTRODUCTION TO 10 ROMANTIC MUSIC Thu 2 May WIGMORE STUDY GROUP 11 Sat 4 May LECTURE-RECITAL WITH 12 PAUL ROBERTS Sun 5 May FAMILY CONCERT: 4 WHEN YESTERDAY WE MET Wed 8 May CHAMBER TOTS 3 Wed 8 May INTRODUCTION TO 10 ROMANTIC MUSIC Sat 11 May SIMON BAINBRIDGE STUDY DAY 13 Tue 14 May ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: 9 JONATHAN BISS Wed 15 May ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: 9 CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF AND ANTJE WEITHAAS Wed 3 Apr

Wed 15 May INTRODUCTION TO Page ROMANTIC MUSIC Sun 19 May BIRKBECK STUDY AFTERNOON BACH CELLO SUITES: INTERPRETATION AND INNOVATION Tue 21 May VOICEWORKS Thu 23 May CHAMBER TOTS Sat 25 May FAMILY DAY: STRINGS, BOWS AND BEETHOVEN Sat 1 Jun RNIB FAMILY DAY: BATTLES AND BALLADS Tue 4 Jun APERITIF, WITH IGNITE Fri 7 Jun TEACHER TRAINING: THE MUSIC TROLLEY Sun 9 Jun ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: JORDI SAVALL Tue 11 Jun PRE-CONCERT TALK: ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Wed 12 Jun FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Thu 13 Jun SCHOOLS’ CONCERT: SIR SCALLYWAG AND THE GOLDEN UNDERPANTS Sat 15 Jun FAMILY DAY: SOUNDS FISHY Tue 18 Jun CHAMBER TOTS Tue 25 Jun TODDLER BOP Wed 26 Jun CHAMBER TOTS Sat 29 Jun COME AND SING: FOLKSONG Fri 19 Jul WOODWOSE: COMMUNITY CHAMBER OPERA Mon 29 Jul – HALF -TERM COURSE: Thu 1 Aug MUSICAL PORTRAITS

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CHAMBER TOTS

Please note that tickets for events on these pages will go on sale both online and via phone from 10.00 am on 7 February.

For 2 – 5 year olds

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

£6 per child – no ticket required for accompanying adult

For parents and babies up to 1 year old

Workshop leader Natasha Zielazinski and young performers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama present these popular music workshops for toddlers and their carers.

£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. Wednesday 24 April 11.00 am – 11.45 am Tom Green Jazz Septet Wednesday 12 June 11.00 am – 11.45 am Madalyn Parnas violin Daniel Lebhardt piano

Maximum 4 tickets per booking for each event

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 8 May

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

2 – 5 year olds

Thursday 23 May

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Tuesday 18 June

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Wednesday 26 June

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

TODDLER BOP For 1 – 2 year olds £6 per child – no ticket required for accompanying adult

Activities for Early Years

Activities for Early Years

Activities for Early Years

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. Tuesday 25 June workshop repeated 2

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RNIB FAMILY DAY: BATTLES AND BALLADS

Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and The Monument Trust

FOR BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED CHILDREN AGED 6 – 12 YEARS AND THEIR FAMILIES

WHEN YESTERDAY WE MET Sunday 5 May 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

FAMILY CONCERT For age 8 plus From fairy tales and Greek myths to tales of the extraordinary, songs have always been a great way to tell stories. Pianist and presenter Dominic Harlan is joined by two superb singers for a stunningly original concert that combines songs by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Ives with elements of theatre and interactive activities. The result is a thrilling, hands-on show which guides you into the magical world of song. For a preview of the concert, filmed live at Wigmore Hall, visit www.dominicharlan.com

Saturday 1 June 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Discover the stories hidden in the paintings at The Wallace Collection and work with animateurs Rus Pearson and Caroline Welsh to create your own medieval battle songs. This family day will be jam-packed with activities including armour handling, lyric writing and composing your own music, which you will perform on the Wigmore Hall stage at the end of the day.

Family Events

Family Events

Family Events

Admission free (ticket required) For more information and to book please contact James Risdon, RNIB Music Officer, on 020 7391 2273 or james.risdon@rnib.org.uk In partnership with the Wallace Collection

Adults £7 Children £5

STRINGS, BOWS AND BEETHOVEN Saturday 25 May 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

FAMILY DAY For age 5 plus Come and explore the amazing world of Beethoven the master composer at this family day led by Neil Valentine. Inspired by Beethoven’s string quartets, this is your opportunity to create your own musical masterpiece to perform on the Wigmore Hall stage at the end of the day. Please bring your instrument along if you play one; all instruments welcome! Adults £12 Children £8 4

SOUNDS FISHY Saturday 15 June 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

FAMILY DAY For age 5 plus Join singer and animateur Kate Mapp for a Schubert-inspired day of musical activities. Discover the underwater world of his famous song The Trout and create your own fun-filled fish fantasia to perform on the Wigmore Hall stage. Adults £12 Children £8 5


MUSICAL PORTRAITS Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS Be inspired by paintings in the National Portrait Gallery, experience the famous acoustic of Wigmore Hall and create some brand new music with professional musicians from Ignite, Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble. Finish by performing your very own pieces on the Wigmore Hall stage at the end of this four day course. Free (application required) For more information, and to apply for a place, contact Turtle Key Arts on 020 8964 5060 or email ruth@turtlekeyarts.org.uk Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and The Monument Trust In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Turtle Key Arts

FREE CONCERT TICKETS FOR 8 – 25 YEAR OLDS CHAMBER ZONE: Ticket Scheme for Young People and Schools Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust with ongoing support from The Monument Trust, The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust and The Loveday 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 please visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/chamberzone.

Takács Quartet Ralph Kirshbaum cello Beethoven and Schubert

Monday 17 June 1.00 pm Benjamin Grosvenor piano Bach transcriptions, Beethoven, Liszt Tuesday 18 June 7.30 pm

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor String Quartets in E & G major

Monday 13 May 7.30 pm Isabelle Faust violin Alexander Melnikov piano Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók

Friday 19 April 7.30 pm

Saturday 25 May 7.30 pm

Hagen Quartet

Pacifica Quartet

Beethoven String Quartets

Haydn, Bartók, Ravel

Sunday 21 April 7.30 pm Eggner Trio piano trio Brahms, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Tuesday 4 June 7.30 pm

Thursday 4 July 7.30 pm

Heath Quartet

Belcea Quartet Till Fellner piano

Wednesday 17 April 7.30 pm

Cuarteto Casals

CAVATINA

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Wednesday 8 May 7.30 pm

Monday 15 April 1.00 pm Camilla Tilling soprano Paul Rivinius piano Schubert, Zemlinsky, Grieg

Chamber Music Trust www.cavatina.net

Haydn, Berg, Beethoven

Young People’s Events

Young People’s Events

Young People’s Events

Kopelman Quartet Schubert, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky Wednesday 3 July 7.30 pm ATOS Trio piano trio Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Brahms

Schubert, Mozart, Dvor˘ák

For full programme listings please see www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

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PRE-CONCERT TALK: BRITTEN SINFONIA

Tuesday 14 May 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3

Wednesday 3 April 12.15 pm – 12.45 pm Free to lunchtime concert ticket holders (separate ticket required)

Geoffrey Norris and Jonathan Biss introduce the evening concert and discuss Purcell, Schumann and the UK première of a work by Timothy Andres.

An introduction to the lunchtime concert which brings to a close the Britten Sinfonia’s commemorative series with a showcase including Britten’s solo works. Featured is Britten’s rarely performed Suite for harp, and oboe masterpiece Six Metamorphoses after Ovid.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: GEORGE BENJAMIN Saturday 6 April 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 As part of our George Benjamin Day, Wigmore Hall’s Director John Gilhooly talks to the composer ahead of the evening concert performance of his acclaimed chamber opera of 2006, Into the Little Hill.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: LE CONCERT SPIRITUEL Sunday 14 April 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Richard Langham Smith casts an eye over French sacred music of the Grand Siècle as an introduction to the evening concert of this repertoire.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Thursday 18 April 6.30 pm – 7.00 pm Free (separate ticket required) Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to vibrant conductor Nicholas Collon who introduces his Academy of Ancient Music debut in a programme charting the inspiration of the night upon Mozart and Haydn.

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ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: JONATHAN BISS

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF and ANTJE WEITHAAS

Pre-Concert Events

Pre-Concert Events

Pre - Concert Events

Wednesday 15 May 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Violinists Christian Tetzlaff and Antje Weithaas in conversation with Geoffrey Norris.

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: JORDI SAVALL Sunday 9 June 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Radio 3 presenter Catherine Bott interviews Jordi Savall ahead of his evening concert, The Celtic viol.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Tuesday 11 June 6.30 pm – 7.00 pm Free to concert ticket holders (separate ticket required) Harpsichordist and Director Richard Egarr introduces the Academy of Ancient Music’s evening concert, Handel in Italy.

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RNIB STUDY DAY Thursday 11 April 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED CLASSICAL PERFORMERS This practical study day is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted performers to explore, through talks and workshops, current best practice in presenting their work to venues and promoters, from initial contact to final performance. For more information contact James Risdon, Music Officer, RNIB on 020 7391 2273 or jrisdon@rnib.org.uk

INTRODUCTION TO ROMANTIC MUSIC Wednesdays 24 April, 1 May and 8 May 5.00 pm – 6.15 pm and Wednesday 15 May 4.30 pm – 5.45 pm The Romantic era is characterised by fascinating and compelling ideas such as the cult of virtuosity; the growing relationship between words and music; and the notion of expansion in terms of length of work, size of orchestral forces and the musical language itself. There also emerged a split between the forces of ‘progress’, such as Liszt and Wagner, and conservatives like Brahms and ultimately, at the end of the 19th century, modernism emerged from the embers of late romanticism. Roy Stratford will guide us through the fascinating story of this period with particular reference to the profound changes that occurred in the musical language and introducing some of the amazing musicians who made it all happen. Series ticket price £24

WIGMORE STUDY GROUP Thursday 25 April, Tuesday 30 April and Thursday 2 May 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF GABRIEL FAURÉ The final Wigmore Study Group of the season explores the major chamber works of Gabriel Fauré; music that ‘intoxicated’ Proust, but which is arguably all too rarely performed, despite the popularity of the composer’s smaller miniatures. Tied to Wigmore Hall’s Fauré series which programmes all his major chamber works over three concerts, this Study Group offers participants the opportunity to discover the richness and depth of this extraordinary music, ranging from the remarkable early first Violin Sonata, completed in 1876 to the mysterious yet compelling late works such as the Piano Trio (1922–3) and the String Quartet (1923–4). Hosted by composer Julian Philips, this Study Group offers a mix of presentation, performance and discussion with postgraduate chamber musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and visiting speakers. Linked to the concerts on 30 April, and 2 & 4 May at 7.30 pm.

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

Behind The Music

Series ticket price £53 including 3 study sessions and a ticket for the evening concert on 2 May.

STUDY AFTERNOON Monday 29 April 3.30 pm – 6.00 pm

FRANZ SCHUBERT: THE COMPLETE SONGS With Graham Johnson and Richard Stokes A lifelong passion for Schubert has led author and pianist Graham Johnson to spend the last 20 years working on commentaries of Schubert songs and their poets, which are now to be published in three volumes by Yale University Press. Graham discusses the subjects of this exciting new book, Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs, with Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music. £10 concessions £6

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Saturday 4 May 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Simon Bainbridge Study Day

DEBUSSY AND RAVEL

Saturday 11 May

RAVEL Jeux d’eau; DEBUSSY Estampes; RAVEL Oiseaux tristes DEBUSSY Images II; L’isle joyeuse

MUSICIANS FROM THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC CLARK RUNDELL conductor

Renowned French music specialist Paul Roberts presents this lecture-recital in the year of the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, demonstrating the creative relationship between the two masters of French Impressionism. Paul Roberts is the author of the seminal Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy, and a biography, Debussy. He has just published Reflections: The Piano Music of Maurice Ravel to wide critical acclaim, and is shortly to release a CD of music by Ravel and Liszt. He teaches at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and gives recitals, lecture-recitals and masterclasses all over the world.

10.00 am SIMON BAINBRIDGE Music for Mel and Nora SIMON BAINBRIDGE Folksong SIMON BAINBRIDGE Piano Trio 11.00 am CHRISTOPHER AUSTIN in conversation with SIMON BAINBRIDGE

£10 concessions £6

12.15 pm SIMON BAINBRIDGE Clarinet Quintet SIMON BAINBRIDGE Dances for Moon Animals SIMON BAINBRIDGE For Miles

BIRKBECK STUDY AFTERNOON Sunday 19 May 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm

BACH CELLO SUITES: INTERPRETATION AND INNOVATION Thomas Demenga decided to ‘Build on Bach’ twenty years ago, by performing Bach alongside new compositions so that audiences would become more open to both. Many successful concerts and recordings followed. The Bach Suites for solo cello, a challenge both technically and emotionally, have long been close to Demenga’s heart; and as well as playing much contemporary music he also composes, producing, through innovative techniques, unexpected and beautiful sounds. We delve into the intense world of Bach, and a contrasting variety of new compositions, to immerse ourselves in the immensely rich world of the cello. Presented by David Sutton-Anderson. Linked to the evening concert (concert ticket to be purchased separately). £10 concessions £6 In association with Birkbeck, University of London

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Behind the Music

Behind the Music

LECTURE-RECITAL WITH PAUL ROBERTS piano

2.00 pm GARY CARPENTER in conversation with SIMON BAINBRIDGE 3.15 pm SIMON BAINBRIDGE Concertante in Moto Perpetuo SIMON BAINBRIDGE Four Primo Levi Settings Wigmore Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music are delighted to focus on the beguiling, beautiful and haunting music of Simon Bainbridge, one of the towering figures of British music. Simon is a composer who has never stood still. The sheer variety in the sound worlds he creates provides ample testament to a truly extraordinary sonic and structural imagination.

All tickets £3 concessions £2 (each event) Day Ticket £10 concessions £5 In partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music

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Come and Sing: Folksong

Tuesday 21 May 5.30 pm

Saturday 29 June 10.30 am – 3.30 pm

A CONCERT OF NEW WORKS FOR VOICE Now in its seventh year, Voiceworks is a unique collaboration between poets from the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, and composers, singers and instrumentalists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama, brought together by Wigmore Hall Learning Details at www.voiceworks.org.uk Free (ticket required)

Aperitif, with Ignite Tuesday 4 June 6.00 pm EARLY EVENING CONCERT Ignite, Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble, works primarily through improvisation to deliver both innovative community programmes and dynamic performances. Drop in after work to hear a collection of brand new works from leading contemporary composers – a perfect start to your evening!

The final Come and Sing workshop of the ‘Britten 100’ year focuses on folk songs, in celebration of Britten’s love of collecting folk tales and music and incorporating them into his work.

Come and Sing

Early Evening Concerts

Voiceworks

Led by Isabelle Adams, this day will look at music inspired by Britten, as well as folksongs from around the world. Learn some new songs, join in with fun vocal activities and finish the day with a performance on the Wigmore Hall stage. £18 concessions £10

Free (ticket required)

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

Key Stage Concert – Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 For age 5 plus

Thursday 13 June 11.00 am – 12.00 noon

SIR SCALLYWAG AND THE GOLDEN UNDERPANTS with Ensemble 360 and Polly Ives When King Colin’s Golden Underpants go missing and the royal bottom is bared, it’s Sir Scallywag to the rescue! Brave and bold, he’s the perfect knight for the job … and what does it matter that he’s only six! Alongside pieces such as Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Sir Scallywag features lots of audience participation and illustrated projections (including a brief appearance of the King’s bottom!). Based on the book written by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Korky Paul and published by Puffin, Penguin Books Ltd. Music by Paul Rissmann. Tickets £2.50 Please book through the Learning team on 020 7258 8240

CHAMBER ZONE TICKET SCHEME

TEACHER TRAINING Friday 7 June 9.30 am – 3.30 pm

THE MUSIC TROLLEY This fun and creative hands-on training course is ideal for primary school teachers and peripatetic music staff who need some ideas on how to use the instruments in a typical primary school music trolley. Led by Inspire-works world-music workshop facilitators Mike Simpson and Tom Gregory, participants will develop proper playing techniques, learn some traditional music from Africa, South America and the Far East which can be played on music trolley instruments and discover how these styles, teaching methods and resources link to KS1 and KS2 statutory programmes of study for music in the National Curriculum.

Schools’ Events

Schools’ Events

Schools’ Programme

All participants will receive a resource pack. Suitable for all types of practitioner. Limited to 25 participants £50 including refreshments Please book through the Box Office on 020 7935 2141

REICH + REVISITED Are you a secondary school music teacher? Visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning/resources for a series of videos of music written or inspired by Steve Reich, including Electric Counterpoint. Percussionist Joby Burgess presents performances, interviews and ideas for activities that will help bring the GCSE syllabus to life.

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Brand new Chamber Opera written by Kerry Andrew, directed by Hazel Gould and featuring Andrew Kennedy (tenor) alongside members of the local community. Find out more www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning Supported by The City Bridge Trust, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, The Monument Trust and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust

Friday 19 July 2013

WIGMORE HALL 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP • Box Office Tel: 020 7935 2141 • www.wigmore-hall.org.uk 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 April-July 2013  

Wigmore Hall Learning Brochure April-July 2013