Wed 11 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’ 31st annual Oxford Summer Piano Series
The acclaimed pianist Jack Gibbons this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of his highly popular Oxford Summer Piano Series, which has been a fixture of the Oxford calendar every year since the summer of 1988. By tradition the series opens with an all-Beethoven programme, featuring four of the composer’s most beloved piano sonatas.
Season Pass for 8 Concerts: £68 (discount will automatically apply in the basket.)
Tickets £18 in Advance, £22 on the Door
Please call 01865 305 305 to book a Wheelchair Space
Duration: 2 hours with interval
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13, "Pathétique"
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 no.2, "Moonlight"
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in A flat major, Op.26, "Funeral March"
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.57, "Appassionata"