Sat 16 Feb 2019, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
3rd SJE Arts Next Generation Series
In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reached the Grand Final at London’s Barbican Hall, performing Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and captivating the public with her talent and charisma.
Since then, Jess’s career has been nothing short of stellar: a recording contract with Decca Classics, appearances in both 2017 and 2018 BBC Proms at the Albert Hall, concerto and solo recital engagements in London and around the country and, in June 2018, her international debut with the Gothenburg Symphony.
Jess studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with an ABRSM Scholarship. She is a patron for Awards for Young Musicians and promotes her own series of concerts, bringing international talent to her hometown of Ulverston.
We look forward hugely to having her with us at SJE and to this programme, which promises a very fun evening.
Duration: 1 hour 50mins with interval
Programme to include:
Iturralde: Pequena Czarda
Britten: Temporal Variations
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Haberna
Nyman: 'If' from 'The Diary of Anne Frank’
Marcello: Concerto for Oboe in C Minor
Bartók: Romanian Dances