A free series of 40 live streamed concerts begins today (22 February) at London’s Wigmore Hall, where Prešeren Fund Prize winning violinist Lana Trotovšek and pianist Maria Canyigueral performed last week. The series will continue until Easter (4 April). Concerts will be streamed every weeknight and will last 60–90 minutes.
Over 200 UK-based musicians including soloists, singers, string quartets, choirs and small ensembles will perform in the series. For St. Patrick’s Day on 17 March there will be a special programme featuring Irish singers Ailish Tynan and Robin Tritschler with pianist James Baillieu in a concert including some of the most beloved traditional folksongs which reflect the cultural ties between the two nations.
The final week of the series will feature performances by ensembles including The Sixteen, Stile Antico, La Serenissima and Tenebrae. There will also be a performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater led by British singers Iestyn Davies and Carolyn Sampson. Viol consort Fretwork marks Good Friday with a performance of the St Matthew Passion by 17th-century German composer Johann Sebastiani.
Tonight’s opening concert by the Doric String Quartet begins at 8.30 p.m. on Wigmore Hall’s YouTube channel, with a programme consisting of quartets by Mozart and Beethoven.