Sat 25 Mar, Oxford Town Hall
Built in 1897 to Victorian architecture, the Main Hall seats 730 and the Assembly Room seats 200.
Capacity: 700 - 900
Facilities: No parking facilities..Refreshments sometimes available if arranged by promoter. Disabled access.
Written in 1939-41, A Child of our Time was inspired by Tippett’s outrage at the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis in World War 2 and is based on the true story of a young Polish Jewish refugee. But it also speaks for the persecuted and displaced in any age, as echoed by its famous settings of five negro spirituals from the time of black slavery in the US, andits exploration of oppression, captivity and flight resonates today as much asin the past.
This concert also features Beethoven’s ever-popular Violin Concerto.