Wed 10 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
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 F minor, Op.57, "Appassionata"
BEETHOVEN Rondo in C, Op.51 no.1
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
BEETHOVEN An die ferne Geliebte op. 98 (transcribed Liszt)
The acclaimed pianist Jack Gibbons celebrates the 32nd year of his highly popular Oxford Summer Piano Series, founded in 1988. By tradition the series opens with an all-Beethoven programme, featuring three of the composer’s most beloved piano sonatas.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305.