Sun 10 Nov, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
Praised for his elegant and philosophical aesthetic, pianist Alexander Taras De Sina holds a unique place in the rising generation of classical soloists, critically acclaimed as “a master of original interpretation…a captivating performance” (Marina Kryvda). Born in New York City into an artistic and musical family, Alexander began his piano studies at the age of three. His first concert in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall followed at the age of five. Mr. De Sina is the recipient of prizes in numerous international piano competitions, including First Prize at the National Federation of Music Clubs of America, The Concorso di Città di Asti, The Harvey Gaul Award, The Lucy Millard Piano Award, The Strasser Family Music Award, and The Dianne Flagello Scholarship.
In his Oxford debut and in honour of Remembrance Sunday, De Sina presents a programme exploring themes of love, loss, and longing. Performed in conjunction with recitation of his own original poetry inspired by the works, he curates a journey through our darkest anguish towards redemption in the striving of our human spirit itself.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305