Fri 9 Mar, 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
Following last year’s concert celebrating International Women’s Day, the Music Faculty is proud to present this year’s celebration curated by our Artist in Residence and cellist Natalie Clein.
Natalie Clein, Cello with Chi-chi Nwanoku, Double bass
Katya Apekisheva, Piano
Hannah Roberts, Cello
Boris Brontsyn, Violin
Rachel Roberts, Viola
Programme to include:
Hannah Kendall Network Bed (World Premiere)
Louise Farrenc Piano Quintet No. 1 in A minor
Joëlle Léandre Taxi
Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata (arranged for Cello) & Trio for Piano Violin and Cello
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes with interval