Now in its seventh season, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Chamber Contrasts series returns with two charming programmes in which you can hear some of the Orchestra’s finest performers, including principals from the Orchestra and rising young talent from the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual development programme, Foyle Future Firsts. Both concerts are set in the glorious acoustics of Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s finest chamber venues.
View a backstage glimpse at Wigmore Hall during rehearsals of Mozart's Quintet in D, K593 from the 2010/11 season.
Wigmore Hall was built in 1901 by the German piano firm Bechstein next to its showrooms on Wigmore Street. The Hall was intended to provide a venue both grandly impressive and yet intimate enough for recitals. Originally called Bechstein Hall, it opened with two gala concerts on 31 May and 1 June 1901, featuring the Italian pianist Ferrucio Busoni, the Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, the Ukrainian pianist Vladimir de Pachmann and several others. The Hall was refurbished in 2004, and its facilities sympathetically restored and upgraded, including new seats in the auditorium, and air cooling throughout.
How do I get to the Wigmore Hall?
Tube: Bond Street (Central & Jubilee lines) or Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central & Victoria lines)
Bus: A large number of buses travel along Oxford Street, which is approximately five minutes' walk from Wigmore Hall.