Wigmore Hall has announced its plans for the 2013/14 season, including the busy Early Music and Baroque Series, which this year features 48 concerts.

The early music series, which will run from 12 September 2013 to 26 July 2014, will showcase many of the world’s leading period performers, including Les Talens Lyriques with Christopher Rousset, Florilegium, Arcangelo, Les Arts Florissants with William Christie, The Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico, Le Concert Spirituel, The Early Opera Company.

The French ensemble L’Arpeggiata will be undertaking a baroque residency at Wigmore Hall. Director Christina Pluhar and the group will present three concerts during this season, on 10 October 2013, 21 March and 10 July 2014.

Other highlights include: The English Concert, conducted by their founder Trevor Pinnock, celebrating the group’s 40th anniversary; and five performances from pianist András Schiff, surveying the keyboard works of Bach on 23, 26, 29 November, 14 and 18 December 2013.

Wigmore Hall director John Gilhooly, who describes the venue as the ‘natural home for the presentation of Renaissance and early repertoire,’ said of the forthcoming season: ‘Our new season amounts to a celebration of creativity and the best of chamber music-making in the world today […] Thanks to our remarkable audience and the generosity of our loyal supporters, Wigmore Hall is able to take up the torch and shine it brightly over our indispensable chamber music world.

‘With bold programming, artist residencies and sustained investment, the Early Music and Baroque Series offers the very best in early music performance.’

Public booking opens on 31 May 2013 (Friends of Wigmore Hall may book from 3 May 2013). www.wigmore-hall.org.uk


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