This is something totally unexpected
Wigmore Hall has unveiled its 2015/16 season including thousands of £5 tickets for under-35s.
Conductor Simon Rattle will be making his Wigmore Hall debut in the venue's 2015/2016 season. Rattle will play the piano, accompanying his wife, the Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená. The concert takes place on 29 January 2016 and includes works by Stravinsky, Janáček and Brahms.
For the first time next season, some concerts from the iconic venue will be streamed live online.
John Gilhooly, chief executive and artistic director of Wigmore Hall said: “We want to share everything we do with the widest possible audience and ensure that the arts continue to play a vital, positive and lasting role, whether here in this hall, in the wider community, or through the ever-changing digital and new media world.”
The venue will also be expanding its scheme of offering £5 tickets to people under 35.
The 2015/2016 season opens with a performance by countertenor Iestyn Davies and The English Concert. Other highlights include: a series called Schubert: The Complete Songs , spread over two seasons; seven concerts of music by Mozart and performances by cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras as Wigmore Hall’s new Artist in Residence.
Photo: BARBARA SAX/AFP/Getty Images