Thu 26 Mar 2020, 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,
7th SJE Arts International Piano Series: Angela Hewitt
Thursday 26 March 2020, 7.30pm
Angela Hewitt’s interpretations of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.
In September 2016, Angela Hewitt embarked on a four-year ‘Bach Odyssey’ to present all the major keyboard works of J.S. Bach in a series of twelve recitals at major venues around the world, with many other concerts along the way. Last season saw performances of Bach Odyssey VIII in Tokyo and Odyssey IX at the Wigmore Hall, London. The final concert, Odyssey XII, in which she takes on Bach’s monumental Art of Fugue, will be performed in New York in May 2020.
The programme for tonight begins with Four Duets, followed by the delightful set of Little Preludes that Bach composed for teaching his eldest son. Following the interval, Angela turns to a pair of compositions published in 1735 as the second part of the Clavier Übung II. The Italian Concerto is a lively three-movement piece showing Bach’s familiarity with composers such as Corelli and Vivaldi. The French Overture by contrast looks more to the Versailles court and to the dance suites of Lully. Despite its title, the Overture is a large-scale work in eleven movements.
An evening with much to look forward to from the hands of a master.
Tickets: £39, £32, £25, £18; under 25s £29, £22, £15, £8
Season Passes are also available for all 7th SJE Arts Piano Series concerts. Click HERE for more details or to book.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Four Duets, BWV 802-805
Eighteen Little Preludes
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 944
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
French Overture in B minor, BWV 831
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