Rayfield Allied artists return to stage after lockdown in Wigmore Hall Autumn Season

21 August 2020

Rayfield Allied are delighted to celebrate the return of several artists to the stage at Wigmore Hall, as part of the Hall's newly revised and socially distanced Autumn Series.

The Leonore Piano Trio give a recital of Beethoven and Brahms Trios on the 21st September. They recently released their seventh recording with Hyperion Records, a disc of works by Henry Litolff described by The Guardian as "excitable, high-octane brilliance...The Leonore Piano Trio haul these dazzling delights back into the daylight with suitably virtuosic verve".

Tenor Glen Cunningham gives a joint recital on 15 October with other Independent Opera Scholars. The recital will feature repertoire by Dvorak, Duparc, Stravinsky and Robert Burns amongst others and will celebrate the spirit of folk music through the works of the great song composers.

Mahan Esfahani returns to the Wigmore Hall stage to perform Bach's French Suites on the 20th October as a continuation of his multi-season series in which he performs Bach's entire collection of works for keyboard. For Esfahani, lockdown has seen the release of his latest disc Musique? with Hyperion. Consisting entirely of modern works for harpsichord, the disc has been hailed as "bold and thrilling" (Limelight Magazine) and "exploratory, imaginative and stylishly performed" (BBC Music Magazine).

Jennifer Pike also returns to the Hall on the 24th October with Martin Roscoe, following their successful new recording for Chandos of Violin Sonatas by Elgar and Vaughan Williams this summer. She was heard during lockdown performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the London Mozart Players in Oxford and solo Bach and Vaughan Williams in Classic FM's National Portrait Gallery Sessions.

Natalie Clein performs Cello Sonatas by Rebecca Clarke and Shostakovich on the 8th December, after appearing with Ruby Hughes and Julius Drake in March 2020. Through lockdown, she performed Bach's Prelude No. 2 in an 'At Home' Session for BBC Radio 3, and celebrated the release of a live recording of Haydn's Cello Concertos with the Recreation Orchester Graz on Oehms Classics in May 2020, which she described as "a small but heartfelt letter of love to live music making" in a feature for The JC.

Vocal ensemble The Cardinall's Musick return on the 21st December to perform a seasonal-themed programme.

The concerts are due to take place with a restricted live audience, and all will be live-streamed and available to watch for free 30 days after broadcast on Wigmore Hall’s website.

For more information on the concerts, read the announcement at the Wigmore Hall website here. For the full listing, click here.

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