Thursday 27 April
5 May – 21 July
Wigmore Lates return to Wigmore Hall again this year with line-up of extraordinary concerts in the iconic central London venue. Featuring everything from Nordic folk music to original cabaret numbers, the late night performances at Wigmore Hall make a great start to the weekend. Concerts start at 10pm and last one hour, and the night continues in the Wigmore Bar with drinks and live jazz. Tickets are available for £15, or £5 for under-35s.
The auditorium, renowned for its intimacy and crystalline acoustic, hosts a line-up of six Wigmore Lates across May to July in an exciting addition to the summer calendar of London’s music scene.
The first in the series is on 5 May, with a programme from Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, Wigmore Hall’s Baroque Ensemble in Residence, exploring the violin sonatas of Austrian composers Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer together with other dazzling instrumental works from the seventeenth century.
On 26 May, the Danish String Quartet channel ancient ancestral spirits and the intoxicating sounds of Nordic folk music in a concert based on material from the group’s latest album.
London cabaret sensation, lounge-tastic ex-Vegas nightclub chanteuse Miss Hope Springs – the towering blonde alter ego of composer, lyricist, pianist and comic actor Ty Jeffries – presents her ‘laugh-out-loud-move-you-to-tears’ one-woman show for the first time at Wigmore Hall on 16 June.
Later that month on 23 June, Wigmore Lates present a dialogue between two artists from different worlds who share a rich musical heritage: Grammy-nominated classical mandolinist Avi Avital and award-winning jazz bassist, composer and oud player Omer Avital, who along with pianist Yonathan Avishai and percussionist Itamar Doari draw from Moroccan and North African sounds, folk and classical traditions, Israeli harmonies and Mediterranean rhythms to create a musical melting pot.
Award-winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader Laura Jurd, a current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, brings her recently rechristened band Dinosaur to Wigmore Hall on 14 July, their debut album, Together, As One having scored rave reviews.
To end the series in style on 21 July, double bassist Edicson Ruiz, a product of Venezuela’s ‘El Sistema’ music education programme, launches with the thrusting energy of Dittersdorf’s Concerto before presenting the mind-bending sonorities of Roland Moser’s … sehr mit Bassstimme sanft … and heart-melting melody of Efrain Oscher’s Soledad with accompaniment from Yu Kosuge.
All concerts are at 10pm and finish at 11pm (no interval).
The evening continues with live music in the Wigmore bar from 11pm, featuring some of London’s best jazz musicians. Entry will be free with your 10pm Wigmore Lates ticket. Kick off your weekend in style!
Full details of the concerts can be found at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/lates.
Tickets cost £15 with £5 tickets available for under-35s.
For further press information, tickets and images please contact:
Elliot Thompson or Victoria Bevan
020 3077 4949 | 020 3077 4947