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Barnabás Kelemen’s deeply rooted affinity for Bartók is reflected in his Gramophone Award-winning recording of the works in this Wigmore Hall programme.

Wigmore Hall’s late-night concerts
return for the summer

World-renowned concert venue, Wigmore Hall, opens its
doors after dark for late-night one-hour shows over the
summer. Hosted in the venue’s sumptuous auditorium,
the 10pm Friday performances are a perfect way to end
(or start) the evening, and soak up the atmosphere at the
bar before concerts, in the heart of London.

From internationally acclaimed musicians from the world
of classical music to a cabaret performance, the diverse
programme features Baroque music from Louis XIV’s court,
virtuosic playing, and a one-woman show, all for £15 per
concert, with £5 tickets available for under-35s.

Opening Wigmore Lates on 20 May, is the Berlin-based Kuss Quartet and Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi, performing Schubert’s peerless, final chamber work – his String Quintet in C.

On 17 June, the Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra present an evening of Mozart with excerpts from Don Giovanni arranged by Josef Triebensee for wind ensemble, followed by two of the composer’s wind serenades, including his ‘Night Music’ Serenade in C minor.

Adam Walker and Mahan Esfahani present a survey of early sonatas for flute and harpsichord on 24 June, opening with one of François Couperin’s Concerts Royaux and including the majestic Suite No. 5 in E minor by Pierre Danican Philidor, Couperin’s colleague and a member of Louis XIV’s Chambre du Roy. Their programme also includes virtuoso solo works for each instrument.

To end to the series, polymath Zoë Martlew presents her one-woman cabaret, Revue Z, on 8 July. The spectacular cellist, performer, composer, blogger, broadcaster and educator performs her original work, displaying a dazzling array of styles, dramatic monologues and moving interludes, linked together by the virtuosity of Martlew’s cello playing.

All concerts are at 10pm and finish at 11pm (no interval).