Wed 8 Aug, Holywell Music Room
The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, the Holywell Music Room opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. Designed by Thomas Camplin, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall.The room continued as a concert venue throughout the eighteenth century and until 1836 from which time it was used for a number of other purposes including auctions and exhibitions. By the 1870s it was being used for weekly rehearsals by the Oxford Philharmonic Society and its future as a musical venue was further secured after 1910 when the Oxford University Musical Union obtained the lease on the building. The Holywell was restored and refitted in 1959-60 and since that time has been the location for many hundreds of recitals and concert series featuring prestigious visiting musicians as well as many local groups and student performers.
Facilities: Toilets, Disabled access, No bar
Walking: 10 mins from town centre
From Banbury, by Car: approx. 45 mins. By Bus: S4 to Oxford City Centre. By Train: approx. 30 mins, Cross Country to Bournemouth, Oxford station then 20 min walk to Holywell Street
Jack Gibbons’ 31st annual Oxford Summer Piano Series
The acclaimed pianist and composer Jack Gibbons has been performing his highly popular annual Oxford Summer Piano Series without a break since 1988. Hailed by the BBC as “THE Gershwin pianist of our time” at his Proms debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1995, Jack Gibbons has built an enviable reputation as one of the world’s greatest exponents of the music of Gershwin. Tonight he plays more of his famous recreations of Gershwin’s original show-tune improvisations and concert works, as featured on his award-winning 4-CD series “The Authentic George Gershwin”, including the Rhapsody in Blue and selection of much loved Gershwin melodies.
Season Pass for 8 Concerts: £68 (discount will automatically apply in the basket.)
Tickets £18 in Advance, £22 on the Door
Please call 01865 305 305 to book a Wheelchair Space
Duration: 2 hours with interval
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN: Variations on I Got Rhythm
GERSHWIN: Three Preludes
GERSHWIN: recreations of the composer's original show-tune improvisations:
The Man I Love
The Half Of It Dearie Blues
When Do We Dance?
Looking For A Boy
That Certain Feeling
‘S Wonderful/Funny Face
My One and Only