Jack Gibbons’ 32nd Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series

Peter and the Wolf and other animal tails…

CHOPIN: Waltz in F, Op.34 no.3 ("Cat Waltz")
CHOPIN: Waltz in D flat, Op.64 no.1 ("Valse du petit chien")
BACH: Sheep may safely graze (arranged Petri)
MOZART: Concerto no.17 K.453: III Allegretto (starling theme)
SCHUMANN: The Prophet Bird
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the bumblebee (arranged Rachmaninoff/Gibbons)
SAINT-SAËNS: The Swan (arranged Siloti)
ALKAN: Le festin d'Ésope
PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf (with narration)
GIBBONS: Solace, Op.110
GERSHWIN: Walking the dog (arranged Gibbons)
GIBBONS: Appalachian Fancy, Op.107

The acclaimed pianist and composer Jack Gibbons has been performing his highly popular annual Oxford Summer Piano Series without a break since 1988. Tonight’s programme features music inspired by the animal kingdom, including pets of the great composers from Mozart’s starling to Gershwin’s terrier, alongside Prokofiev's classic tale of Peter and the Wolf.

Duration: 2 hours with interval

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Jack Gibbons Concert Season Pass - £72 for all 8 concerts.

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  • Gibbons’ playing is constantly vibrant and alive, and communicates a physical joy in his instrument one rarely experiences today.
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