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Wigmore Hall:  Portraying Our People

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Image: Christopher Jonas 2022 via @wigmore-hall.org.uk

Wigmore Hall opens 2022-2023 concert season with major photography exhibition...

For the first time in its history, Wigmore Hall will open the new concert season with a photography exhibition – ‘Wigmore Hall:  Portraying Our People.’  Between September 2021 and July 2022, documentary photographer Christopher Jonas was given unprecedented and unfettered access to Wigmore Hall to record the unseen side of daily life at the hall – revealing private and precious moments shared by artists and staff away from the glare of the limelight.  Jonas works with a single 50mm manual focus lens on a Leica M series camera, always in ambient light.  Nearly 100 works, all shown in the public for the first time, will be displayed throughout Wigmore Hall’s public spaces from 2 September.

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall said, ‘The poignant intimacy of Christopher’s work complements what we strive to achieve each day at Wigmore Hall – bringing our audiences ever closer to the greatest music performed by the greatest artists.  We are very grateful to our supporters for enabling us to present concerts every single day this autumn – a feat that should not be taken for granted as harsh economic realities lie ahead.’

Throughout September and October 2020, Wigmore Hall presents more than 100 concerts. Highlights include:

UK Première of British composer Charlotte Bray’s ‘Ungrievable Lives’, a musical response to the migration crisis, performed by the Castalian String Quartet, in conjunction with a new art installation by Caroline Burraway (21 October).

2022 Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition (3 – 7 September)

Launch of major artist residencies

Special celebration and benefit concerts

Wigmore Hall/BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts

Concerts by leading soloists

Concerts by leading string quartets and ensembles

 

Full concert listings can be found here!

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