A Message from the Artistic Director

Katie Beardsworth

2020 has been an unprecedented year for classical music, and when I started planning the 2020-21 season last January I could never have imagined what was in store.

Since then, as the restrictions lessened and then increased again, I have re-imagined the season at least twice. As the November lockdown was announced we were on the verge of announcing two concerts to be held in that month.

Before Christmas, we were again about to announce concerts for February to April, but at the point of writing this it has become clear that it would not be safe for us to hold events in this time frame.

It has been a very difficult year for you, our audiences, and for our artists and everyone involved. We are so keen to get back to bringing music to you in Middleton Hall.

While this has not been possible, we have been busy exploring the world of online concerts, and are delighted to bring to you Hull Music Club – a series of online events brought together from the musical organisations of Hull. We know that online music is different from in-person events, and we hope that you will relish having two ways to enjoy Hull’s music scene.

We are working on a wonderful concert season for 2021-22, which we will announce to our email and postal mailing lists, and on social media, when it is ready. To make sure you are among the first to hear the news, do sign up to our mailing list.

We cannot wait to see you again!

Katie Beardsworth, Artistic Director, December 2020.