Wigmore Hall announces autumn season reopening9:08, 31st July 2020
Wigmore Hall director John Gilhooly has unveiled plans for the London venue’s autumn season, which will include a seven week long series of 80 concerts.
Each concert will last between 60 and 90 minutes and will take place without an interval. At least 60 of the concerts will be open to live audiences as the auditorium capacity is reduced to 56 (10% of full capacity). All 80 concerts will be live-streamed on Wigmore Hall’s website.
John Gilhooly, director of Wigmore Hall, said: ‘The health and safety of our audiences, musicians, and staff will always be our foremost concern. After the overwhelming responses to our June broadcast series that touched minds and hearts around the world, I am thrilled to be welcoming audiences through the doors to our beautiful auditorium again.
‘Over the past few months many of the world’s most distinguished musicians have not been immune to have their entire performance diaries wiped out and therefore without income. Wigmore Hall is pleased to be able to play a role in supporting musicians financially by providing them with a stage to perform in front of audiences in London.
‘Should the international crisis escalate again before September, our planned autumn concerts will revert to empty hall broadcasts. We will continue to follow and respond closely to the government’s guidelines and recommendations in formulating our plans beyond November, into the challenging winter months.’
The detailed programme, schedule and seat availability will be announced on 18 August.