Wigmore Hall has announced its first live-streamed concert will take place on 28 January 2016. Unlike many other concert halls, the the London venue's live stream will be free to audiences around the world.
The concert will include performances from the Armida Quartet, soprano Anna Lucia Richter with pianist Michael Gees, and baritone Andrè Schuen with pianist Daniel Heide. John Gilhooly, Wigmore Hall's chief executive and artistic director, programmed the event specifically for streaming purposes. ‘People around the world want to engage with us and we are committed to sharing everything we do with the widest possible audience,' he says. 'This is made possible by a new and stronger presence in the digital world.’
Wigmore Hall intends to announce a full programme of live-streamed events later this year.
To watch the first live streamed concert from Wigmore Hall, visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/live/stream on at 8pm on 28 January 2016.