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Schools’ Events January – March 2013 Enhance your curriculum with live music at Wigmore Hall

Chamber Zone Free concert tickets and workshops

Schools’ Concerts Teacher Training Events for Young Musicians

Free Concert Tickets for Schools! CHAMBER ZONE

Tuesday 26 February 7.30 pm

Sunday 17 March 7.30 pm

Pavel Haas Quartet

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Schnittke, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Beethoven, Osvaldo Golijov, Dvor˘ák

Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust with ongoing support from The Monument Trust and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust.

Saturday 2 March 7.30 pm

Saturday 23 March 7.30 pm

Chamber Zone includes:

Tetzlaff Quartet

Quatuor Ebène

Haydn, Berg, Beethoven

Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn


Free Ticket Scheme for 8 – 25 year olds

Chamber Music Trust

tickets for one of our specially selected Wigmore Hall Series concerts • Free Please note, there are approximately 35 Chamber Zone tickets available per concert • A free workshop in your school • Free programmes and interval ice creams A deposit of £50 is required for all school bookings, which will be reimbursed on arrival. School groups must book concert tickets at least 1 week before the date of the concert. No free tickets will be allocated on the night without prior booking. Please book through the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 Monday 21 January 7.30 pm Christian Tetzlaff violin Lars Vogt piano Brahms Violin Sonatas

Monday 4 February 1.00 pm Calefax reed quintet Brumel, Debussy, Rameau

Wednesday 23 January 7.30 pm

Britten Sinfonia

Cuarteto Casals Schubert String Quartets incl. ‘Death and the Maiden’ Tuesday 29 January 7.30 pm

Hagen Quartet Beethoven String Quartets


Wednesday 13 February 1.00 pm Copland, Shostakovich, Britten, Jay Greenberg Thursday 14 February 7.30 pm Jörg Widmann clarinet Antoine Tamestit viola Francesco Piemontesi piano Bruch, Jörg Widmann, Mozart, György Kurtág

Tuesday 19 February 7.30 pm Nicholas Daniel oboe Julius Drake piano Jacqueline Shave violin Clare Finnimore viola Caroline Dearnley cello Schumann, Britten, Helen Grime, Mozart Friday 22 February 7.30 pm

Takács Quartet Charles Owen piano Brahms and Haydn

FREE CHAMBER ZONE WORKSHOPS A limited number of free workshops are available to accompany all concert bookings. Workshop leaders will visit your school and facilitate an interactive music session to complement the individual concert programme. Suitable workshop topics with direct curriculum links will be devised in partnership with teaching staff and are scheduled to suit your timetable where possible. Visit our website for more details

Britten Sinfonia Featured Free Workshop Linked to their concert on Wednesday 13 February During this two-hour workshop, Key Stage 3 students will take inspiration from the concert repertoire and explore some of the musical ideas composers have used to create their pieces. Along with workshop leader James Redwood and two players from Britten Sinfonia, they will create original group compositions inspired by the pieces in the concert and explore the idea of writing music for theatre and of musical borrowings. Having gained a new appreciation of the music in the programme, the students will come to the concert at the end of the week to hear it all in action. This opportunity is offered on a first come first served basis and is available to one secondary school. To express an interest, please contact Chloe Shrimpton on Workshop to take place in school on a date suitable to school’s timetable. 3

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

Key Stage Concerts One-hour, interactive concerts for school groups This term’s concerts include:

THE MUSIC FACTORY Key Stage 2 Schools’ Concert Friday 1 February 11.00 am – 12.00 noon Join five wacky woodwind musicians from the Calefax Reed Quintet for a tale of tubes, pipes and whistles. Set in a Music Factory, this extraordinary show is packed full of musical humour and re-workings of Mozart, Debussy, Bach and Prokofiev, including opportunities for the audience to join in. An ideal concert for children learning the recorder.

HEROES AND VILLAINS Key Stage 1 Schools’ Concert Friday 1 March 11.00 am – 12.00 noon

Accompanied by a teachers’ resource pack.

Join international countertenor Iestyn Davies, presenter Isabelle Adams and characters from 18th Century Opera for a concert of glorious arias and diva behaviour. Travel on a marvellous musical journey and explore the costumes, drama and characters of the time.

Tickets £2.50

Accompanied by a teachers’ resource pack.

Please book through the Learning team on 020 7258 8240

Tickets £2.50

Please book through the Learning team on 020 7258 8240 4



HALF- DAY WORKSHOP Wednesday 6 March 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Events for Young Musicians STRIKE A CHORD Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 10.00 am – 3.30 pm both days

HALF-TERM COURSE For ages 11 – 16 Join Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble Ignite and an exciting guest guitarist for this two-day half-term course. Get stuck into writing and playing some brand new music of your own, make new friends, and finish by performing your pieces on the Wigmore Hall stage at the end of the course. Open to all instrumentalists; ideal for budding guitarists.

Led by Turtle Key Arts Director Charlotte Cunningham, facilitator Ceri Black and professional musicians, this half-day workshop will provide an in-depth introduction into working with young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Participants will explore communication and social interaction, behaviour and sensory considerations and interactively discover appropriate and accessible music activities that are transferable to the classroom.

£40 for the two-day course

This workshop is accompanied by a resource pack.

Thursday 28 February – Sunday 3 March

Suitable for all types of practitioner. Limited to 25 applicants

If you are in a string quartet at school or college, this is a fantastic opportunity to take part in an intensive weekend of coaching and performance with leading chamber music coaches and the Carducci Quartet. For more information or to apply, contact Ruth Wheal on

£20 including refreshments Please book through the Box Office on 020 7935 2141

Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and The Monument Trust


Hear the players who took part in this weekend in a pre-concert performance at Wigmore Hall on Thursday 14 March at 6.00 pm. (FREE, ticket required) 6


Young Producers Concert Wednesday 6 February 5.30 pm – 6.15 pm Young People are invited to attend this exciting concert programmed by the Wigmore Hall Young Producers team – a group of teenage arts curators. Working together since September 2012, the Young Producers have carefully selected the artists, repertoire and theme for what will be a unique concert for Young People by Young People. Further information to be announced on the Wigmore Hall Learning pages:

Wigmore Hall • 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP 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

The right is reserved to substitute artists and to vary programmes if necessary. All photos by

January - March 2013 Wigmore Hall Learning Schools' Brochure  

January - March 2013 Wigmore Hall Learning Schools' Brochure

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