Sun 22 Apr, 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
Mozart String Quintet in G minor K516
Dobrinka Tabakova Insight
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat op 20
Founded in 2012 by violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom and cellist Max Ruisi, London-based ensemble 12 has now acquired an international reputation. We are delighted to welcome three quarters of them (including Eloisa-Fleur and Max) in what will be a treat for string lovers
Duration: 2 hours with no interval