Mon 31 Jul, Christ Church Cathedral
This twelfth century church is amongst the oldest buildings in Oxford, and one of the smallest Anglican cathedrals in England. It is also the only church in the world to be both a cathedral and a college chapel. Music plays an important part in the life of the Cathedral, and its choir sings throughout each week during term time. During the University vacations, many services are sung by the Cathedral Singers, a voluntary choir of both men and women. The Cathedral also plays host to many other choirs and concerts from around the world.
Capacity: up to 1000
Facilities: No parking facilities. Disabled access.
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, 'Appassionata'
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Saleem Ashkar’s interpretations of Beethoven’s masterworks for the piano have been described as smoulderingly romantic, virtuosic yet elegant, and his complete Beethoven sonata cycle project has left audiences around the world in awe. Ashkar will perform four sonatas for the Oxford Piano Festival including the ‘Appassionata’ from Beethoven’s set of 32 sonatas, a body of work of such importance as to have been famously compared to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
Running time: 2 hours. Doors 19:30.
Event not suited for children under 5.
Wheelchair spaces and other seats only through Oxford Philharmonic office on 01865 980 980.
Wheelchair spaces and other seats only through Oxford Philharmonic office on 01865 980 980