Sun 21 Jul, 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
Walking: 10 mins from town centre
From Banbury, by Car: approx. 45 mins. By Bus: S4 to Oxford City Centre. By Train: approx. 30 mins, Cross Country to Bournemouth, Oxford station then 20 min walk to Holywell Street
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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