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April – July 2011

Anniversary Celebrations For Crying Out Loud! Chamber Tots Family Events Young People’s Events Pre- & Post-Concert Events Behind the Music


HOW TO BOOK Wigmore Hall Box Office, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP Booking opens on 1 February 2011 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 £2.00 administration charge for each transaction ONLINE www.wigmore-hall.org.uk. There is a £1 administration charge online WESTMINSTER RESCARD/STAFFCARD DISCOUNT 10% discount for ResCard/StaffCard Discount holders on ticket purchases £3 or above. Two tickets per card. Please state ResCard/StaffCard Discount at time of booking.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL – JULY 2011 IGNITE – PRESENTED BY WIGMORE HALL YOUNG PRODUCERS

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Wed 6 Apr

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

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Thu 7 Apr

Thu 9 Jun Sat 11 Jun

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC POST-CONCERT TALK & PERFORMANCE: STEPHEN HOUGH FOCUS

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STEVEN ISSERLIS LECTURE RECITAL 10

Thu 16 Jun

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

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Sat 9 Apr

JUDITH WEIR STUDY DAY

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Thu 16 Jun

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION

Sun 10 Apr

PRE-CONCERT TALK: ‘NEWNESS’

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Fri 17 Jun

WIGMORE STUDY GROUP

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Fri 1 Apr

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Tue 12 Apr

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: LSQF

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Tue 21 Jun

WIGMORE STUDY GROUP

Wed 13 Apr

PRE-CONCERT TALK: TANGO

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Wed 22 Jun

CHAMBER TOTS

Thu 5 May

CHAMBER TOTS

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Thu 23 Jun

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

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Sat 7 May

FAMILY CONCERT: IGOR THE BIRD WHO COULDN’T SING

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Fri 24 Jun

WIGMORE STUDY GROUP

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Sat 25 Jun

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Sat 14 May

FAMILY WORKSHOPS: FAMILY JAM

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FAMILY DAY: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 SONGS

Sat 21 May

BRITISH PREMIÈRES AT WIGMORE HALL 1

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Tue 28 Jun

STUDY AFTERNOON: DECADE BY DECADE SERIES

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

Sat 21 May

STUDY AFTERNOON: WIGMORE HALL – PAST AND PRESENT

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Thu 30 Jun

PRE-CONCERT TALK: THE RISE OF EARLY MUSIC

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Arts Council England A bequest from Dr Patricia L Baker The Charities Advisory Trust The City of Westminster Charitable Trust Ellerdale Trust The Elton Family Equitable Charitable Trust The Gordon Foundation Mr and Mrs Rex Harbour The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Hyde Park Place Estate Charity Peter Jervis

Tue 24 May

BRITISH PREMIÈRES AT WIGMORE HALL 2

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Tue 5 Jul

CHAMBER TOTS

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DECADES – A SENSE OF PLACE

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Wed 25 May BRITISH PREMIÈRES AT WIGMORE HALL 3

Wed 6 Jul 10

Fri 15 Jul

PRE-CONCERT TALK: PASSION AND RESURRECTION

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Mon 18 Jul

PRE- CONCERT TALK: ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

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Mon 25 Jul

YOUNG PEOPLE’S COURSE: MUSICAL PORTRAITS

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Tue 26 Jul

YOUNG PEOPLE’S COURSE: MUSICAL PORTRAITS

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Wed 27 Jul

YOUNG PEOPLE’S COURSE: MUSICAL PORTRAITS

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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

John Lyon’s Charity The Lucille Graham Trust Mayfield Valley Arts Trust Milton Damerel Trust Valerie O’Connor and Jeanette McIntosh The Rayne Foundation NM Rothschild and Sons Limited The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust The SE Franklin Charitable Trust No 3 Marie-Luise Waldeck And several anonymous donors

Photo Credits: All images © www.benjaminharte.co.uk, apart from ‘Igor, The Bird Who Couldn’t Sing’ illustration by Satoshi Kitamura, © Andersen Press; Steven Isserlis by Kevin Davis; Wigmore Hall street image by Benjamin Ealovega; Schubert portrait painted by A W Rieder.

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

Thu 26 May

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: VOICEWORKS

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Thu 2 Jun

CHAMBER TOTS

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Thu 2 Jun

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT WITH IGNITE

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Tue 7 Jun

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

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Thu 9 Jun

CHAMBER TOTS

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For Crying Out Loud!

Wigmore Hall Learning joins the Hall’s 110 th Anniversary Celebrations through a series of concerts and talks

For parents and babies up to 1 year old. £6 per adult – babies come for free

DECADES – A SENSE OF PLACE COMMUNITY PROJECT CULMINATION CONCERT

A highly popular programme for new parents and their babies. Each lasting 45 minutes, the concerts provide an opportunity to enjoy a programme of beautiful chamber music in a calm and accommodating environment.

Wednesday 6 July 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Inspired by the ‘Decade by Decade’ concert series, this project explores the last 110 years with schools and community groups across Westminster. This culmination concert features performances of new music created during the project, as well as an array of exciting visual and recorded material. Free tickets now available to book at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning

For Crying Out Loud!

110th Anniversary Celebrations

110th Anniversary

Wednesday 6 April 11.00 am – 11.45 am Wind trio, voice and piano

Supported by John Lyon’s Charity, the Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

Tuesday 7 June Violin and piano

BRITISH PREMIÈRES AT WIGMORE HALL

11.00 am – 11.45 am

Saturday 21, Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 May 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm See page 10 With musicians from the Royal Academy of Music

STUDY AFTERNOON: WIGMORE HALL – PAST AND PRESENT Saturday 21 May 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm See page 11

LATE NIGHT CONCERT WITH IGNITE Thursday 2 June 10.00 pm Celebrating Wigmore Hall’s pioneering approach to new music, Ignite presents a late night concert of new works. See page 8

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Family Events Family Events are supported by The Lucille Graham Trust, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and The Charities Advisory Trust

For 2 – 5 year olds 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 in the Auditorium and an interactive workshop in the Bechstein Room including singing, playing percussion and a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.

NB For children aged 5 plus. Please avoid bringing younger siblings if at all possible.

IGOR, THE BIRD WHO COULDN’T SING FAMILY CONCERT For age 5 plus Saturday 7 May 11.00 am – 12 noon Join clarinettist Michael Collins & friends for an hour of musical fun, including the story of ‘Igor, The Bird Who Couldn’t Sing’, with new music written by Luke Bedford. Based on the book by Satoshi Kitamura published by Andersen Press. £7 adults £5 children

For details of performers, please visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning

Maximum 4 tickets per booking for each event £6 per child – no ticket required for accompanying adult Thursday 5 May

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Thursday 2 June

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Thursday 9 June

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

2 – 5 year olds

10.00 am – 11.00 am 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

2 – 3 year olds 3 – 5 year olds

Wednesday 22 June Tuesday 5 July

Family Events

Chamber Tots

Chamber Tots

FAMILY JAM FAMILY WORKSHOPS Saturday 14 May For age 5 plus 11.00 am – 12 .30 pm; workshop repeated 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Join Ignite for a family jam. Play your part in a brand new piece written especially for you and become part of the ensemble for these fun music making workshops. Beginners welcome! £8 adults £6 children for each workshop

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 SONGS FAMILY DAY Saturday 25 June 10.30 am – 3.30 pm For age 5 plus Ahoy there! Bring along your young crew and set sail on this tour of songs from across the globe. Sing French folk-songs, perform Russian rounds and dance to Caribbean calypsos. Dock back at Dover after taking part in a ship-shape final performance aboard the Wigmore Hall stage. £10 adults £8 children 4

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Ignite is supported by Arts Council England, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, Mr and Mrs Rex Harbour and a bequest from Dr Patricia L Baker.

IGNITE – PRESENTED BY WIGMORE HALL YOUNG PRODUCERS YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT Friday 1 April 5.30 pm – 6.15 pm £3 15 young people from St Marylebone School have been working as young producers with Wigmore Hall and the IGNITE ensemble to prepare a unique and exciting concert of improvised contemporary and classical repertoire, especially for young people. Tickets are available to book from Tuesday 1 February. Please call the box office on 020 7935 2141. Supported by John Lyon’s Charity and the Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust. IGNITE is also presenting a late night concert open to all – see page 8

MUSICAL PORTRAITS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS Monday 25, Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 July 10.30 am – 3.30 pm Free – application required Be inspired by paintings in the National Portrait Gallery, experience the acoustic of Wigmore Hall and create a brand new piece with professional musicians from IGNITE. Finish with a performance on the Wigmore Hall stage at the end of the course. For more information and to book, contact Turtle Key Arts on 020 8964 5060 or ruth@turtlekeyarts.org.uk 6

In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Turtle Key Arts

FREE CONCERT TICKETS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE! Chamber Zone: Ticket Scheme for 8 – 25 year olds Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust with ongoing support from John Lyon’s Charity and The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust. We are delighted to offer young people aged 8 – 25 free tickets to the following selected concerts. Please call the box office on 020 7935 2141 and quote Chamber Zone to book. This offer is also available to school groups, along with accompanying in-school workshops. For further information about our schools programme visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning/for-schools Sunday 3 April 7.30 pm Quatuor Mosaïques Haydn, David, Brahms

Monday 13 June 1.00 pm Belcea Quartet Dvor˘ák, Janác˘ek

Friday 8 April 7.30 pm Steven Isserlis cello Stephen Hough piano Bach, Busoni, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg

Friday 17 June 7.00 pm Dante String Quartet Haydn, Schumann, Sibelius

Tuesday 3 May 7.30 pm David Russell guitar Regondi, Handel, Bach, Roux, Albéniz

Friday 17 June 10.00 pm The Other Ebène Arrangements and improvisations on jazz, film soundtracks and pop music

Tuesday 17 May 7.30 pm Artemis Quartet Elisabeth Leonskaja piano Kancheli, Shostakovich, Brahms

Monday 20 June 1.00 pm Benjamin Grosvenor piano Scarlatti, Mompou, Liszt, Albéniz, Moszkowski

Saturday 4 June 7.30 pm Vanbrugh Quartet Haydn, Auerbach, Schubert

Wednesday 13 July 7.30 pm Jupiter Quartet Webern, Bartók, Kurtág, Beethoven

Thursday 9 June 7.30 pm Vienna Piano Trio Mozart, Bernstein, Brahms

Young People’s Events

Young People’s Events

Young People’s Events

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust www.cavatina.net

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

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PRE-CONCERT TALK: ‘NEWNESS’ Sunday 10 April 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Annette Morreau on Wigmore Hall ‘newness’ – in conversation with John Cumming and Tony Fell.

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: LSQF Tuesday 12 April 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm Free (ticket required) Pre-concert performance by quartets from the London String Quartet Foundation/Chetham’s School of Music National String Quartet Weekend in March 2011.

Saturday 11 June following the evening concert, approx. 9.45 pm – 10.30 pm £3 or free with evening concert ticket (ticket required) Following Stephen Hough’s evening concert, including the world première of his Sonata for Piano Broken Branches, Jessica Duchen interviews Stephen Hough about his life, work and music. This will be followed by the world première of Hough’s Other Love Songs cycle performed by The Prince Consort.

ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION Thursday 16 June 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3

PRE-CONCERT TALK: TANGO Wednesday 13 April 12.15 pm – 12.45 pm Free (ticket required) Marcelo Nisinman talks about tango music.

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE: VOICEWORKS Thursday 26 May 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm Free (ticket required) Voiceworks is a unique collaboration between poets from the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London, and composers, singers and instrumentalists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. New works for voice have been created through a long process of exchange, improvisation and practice. Find out more at www.voiceworks.org.uk

LATE NIGHT CONCERT WITH IGNITE Thursday 2 June 10.00 pm – 10.45 pm Free (no booking required) Ignite, an ensemble created by Wigmore Hall Learning, presents a late night concert of new works and improvised pieces in the informal setting of the Wigmore Hall restaurant. Ignite is supported by Arts Council England, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, Mr and Mrs Rex Harbour and a bequest from Dr Patricia L Baker.

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POST- CONCERT TALK & PERFORMANCE: STEPHEN HOUGH FOCUS

Paul Lewis in conversation with Geoffrey Norris as part of the Paul Lewis/Schubert series.

Pre- & Post-Concert Events

Pre- & Post-Concert Events

Pre- & Post-Concert Events

PRE-CONCERT TALK: THE RISE OF EARLY MUSIC Thursday 30 June 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Sir Nicholas Kenyon on Bach, Handel, Purcell and the rise of early music.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: PASSION AND RESURRECTION Friday 15 July 6.00 pm – 6.45 pm £3 Michael White on ‘Passion and Resurrection – A musical journey through the events of Holy Week’.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Monday 18 July 6.30 pm – 7.00 pm Free (ticket required) Richard Egarr introduces the Academy of Ancient Music’s evening concert showcasing Cantatas by J S Bach.

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STEVEN ISSERLIS LECTURE RECITAL Thursday 7 April 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm Cellist, author, festival director, teacher and musical explorer, Steven Isserlis is a true renaissance man among musicians. For this lecture recital he delves deep into the music of 19th-century Romanticism, one of his particular enthusiasms. Brahms’s First Cello Sonata was his first duo sonata and is imbued with his love of music of the past – especially Bach. Liszt’s Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth is his own arrangement of a song setting a text by Felix Lichnowsky but inspired by the composer’s own sojourns at the Cloister of the title, a half-ruined convent on an island in the Rhine. £10 £6 concessions

STUDY AFTERNOON: WIGMORE HALL – PAST AND PRESENT Saturday 21 May 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm For nearly 110 years Wigmore Hall has set the highest of standards for excellence in performance, with many of the world’s greatest artists appearing to capacity houses and the most discerning of audiences. The Hall has also become the most likely venue in London for challenge and innovation. This study afternoon explores the archive collections of both the Hall and the Royal College of Music, offering exciting insights into its rich history as a concert hall and of concert-going in London. Led by Professor Paul Banks, from the Royal College of Music’s Centre for Performance History, and Paula Best, Head of Publications and Archive at Wigmore Hall.

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

£10 £6 concessions

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC Thursdays 2, 9, 16 & 23 June 5.00 pm – 6.15 pm

BRITISH PREMIÈRES AT WIGMORE HALL Saturday 21, Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 May 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm In celebration of the 110th anniversary season and inspired by the Wigmore Hall archive, performers from the Royal College of Music present this series of 3 lunchtime concerts of British works premièred at Wigmore Hall. £10 £5 concessions per concert In Partnership with the Royal College of Music

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SCHUBERT’S SONG CYCLES The early 19th century saw composers beginning to use music to paint the pictures that poetry suggested. Beethoven was the first to group a set of songs together to tell a story and Schubert wrote two sets which can truly be called song cycles. Through the songs of Die schöne Müllerin this study series will explore how often simple vocal tunes and piano accompaniments do everything from setting the scene to communicating emotions, from joy to despair. With Pauline Greene. Linked to the Paul Lewis concerts on 21 and 23 June Series ticket price £24 – Tickets for Paul Lewis concerts to be purchased separately

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Friday 17, Tuesday 21 & Friday 24 June 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

DEBUSSY’S ‘PRÉLUDE A L’APRÈS-MIDI D’UN FAUNE’ To many, Debussy’s Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune composed in 1894 heralds a whole new era of sonorous and expressive possibility. This final Wigmore Study Group of the season devotes three afternoons to exploring its elusive poetry. Tied to Philippe Graffin’s ‘Consonances in Miniature’ on 25 June – which features a chamber reorchestration of the Debussy by British Composer David Matthews – participants will not only explore the work in relation to the development of Debussy’s compositional language but also the broader context of late 19th-century Parisian culture. Hosted by composer Julian Philips with contributions from distinguished musicologists and musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Series ticket price £53 including 3 study sessions and a ticket for the evening concert on 25 June.

STUDY AFTERNOON: DECADE BY DECADE SERIES Tuesday 28 June 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm With Susan Youens and Malcolm Martineau In the 1,382 pages of Ernst Challier’s Great Song Catalogue of 1885, thousands of 19th-century songs are listed – and it is an incomplete catalogue. The rise of commercial music publishing, great poets who wrote of subjective experience and visionary worlds, and great composers interested in new relationships between poetry and music were all factors in the creation of a rich and evolving genre. This study afternoon will trace the history of familiar and unfamiliar songs, discovering the poets favoured by composers from Beethoven to Berg and exploring how composers responded to one another’s songs over the span of 100 years. £10 £6 concessions

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Saturday 9 April 10.00 am

Judith Weir Study Day MUSICIANS FROM THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC; CLARK RUNDELL conductor Judith Weir is one of this country’s most distinguished composers. Her broad and varied interests in narrative, folklore and theatre are reflected throughout the day’s programme, which begins with a performance of one of her most important and widely performed works, the opera for solo soprano King Harald’s Saga. Folk music is also prevalent, with traditional melodies from England, Scotland, Spain and America providing the inspiration for a number of solo and chamber works performed during the day. The final concert features works for larger ensemble – Musicians Wrestle Everywhere, based on a poem by Emily Dickinson, and The Consolations of Scholarship, a work with a dramatic narrative written in the form of an early Chinese opera. The day comprises three concerts which will be interspersed with two study events in the presence of the composer, providing an opportunity to hear Judith Weir speak about her life and music.

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

WIGMORE STUDY GROUP

10.00 am Judith Weir King Harald’s Saga; The King of France; Unlocked 11.00 am – Study Event Anthony Burton in conversation with Judith Weir 12.15 pm Judith Weir Airs from Another Planet; I’ve turned the page ...; Piano Trio Two 2.00 pm – Study Event Piers Hellawell in conversation with Judith Weir 3.15 pm Judith Weir Musician Wrestle Everywhere; The Consolations of Scholarship All tickets £3 concessions £2 (each event) or Day Ticket £10 concessions £5 In partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music

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WIGMORE HALL 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP Box Office Tel: 020 7935 2141 • www.wigmore-hall.org.uk Elizabeth McCall Acting Head 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 2011  

Wigmore Hall Learning Brochure April - July 2011