Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 10 Nov 2018, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
The venue plays host to a wide range of concerts with a repertoire ranging from medieval music to avant garde jazz. The buildings versatility in terms of adjustable acoustic and seating configurations has enabled it to become the home for numerous local groups who have made it their first choice for regular performances. The building now also promote their own concert series, under the patronage of cellist Steven Isserlis, which provides both new and established artists from Britain and abroad.
Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Rehearsal rooms
Pay and display parking may be available in St Clements public car park, and there are a limited number of spaces sometimes available in Magdalen College School car park directly opposite the main entrance to St Hilda'ss. Disabled parking is available - please call to reserve a space.
Walking: approx. 15 mins
By car: approx. 10 mins
By Bus: approx. 20 mins, Gloucester Green Bus Station (Bay 3), X90 to London every 15 mins, St Clements Street (Stop A).
St Aldates (Stop G4), BROOKESbus U5X to JR every 4 mins, The Plain Stop
Westgate (Stop E1), 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, The Plain Stop
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place,
Telephone: 01865 286 660
Jonathan Powell (piano) presents three American greats, all musical outsiders and pioneers. Ives’ transcendental ‘Concord’ Sonata was suggested by his readings of Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott and Thoreau, and has long been regarded as a classic of 20th-century piano literature.
Ruth Seeger’s early piano preludes assimilate her interest in European composers such as Berg and Scriabin into her highly individual style, while her Study in Mixed Accents presages the rhythmic experiments of Conlon Nancarrow.
Nancarrow wrote most of his music for the player piano, but during the early and late stages of his career he composed startling pieces for human performer. Powell plays all of these during this programme.