Wed 24 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
BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arranged Busoni)
BACH: Allemande (from Partita no.4 in D, BWV 828)
BACH: Gigue (from French Suite no.5 in G, BWV 816)
BACH: Prelude & Fugue in F sharp major (Well-Tempered Clavier Bk.I)
BACH: Chorale Prelude: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639
BACH: Chaconne (arranged Busoni)
MOZART: Rondo alla turca (from Sonata in A, K.331)
MOZART: Concerto no.23 K.488: II. Adagio (arranged Gibbons)
MOZART: Sonata in C major K.545 (‘Sonate facile’)
MOZART: Sehnsucht Nach Dem Frühlinge, K.596
MOZART: Concerto no.27 K.595: III. Allegro (arranged Gibbons)
The acclaimed pianist and composer Jack Gibbons has been performing his highly popular annual Oxford Summer Piano Series without a break since 1988. Chopin’s pupil Mikuli wrote of Chopin “above all he prized Bach, and between Bach and Mozart it is hard to say whom he loved more”. Tonight’s programme brings together these two incomparable composers in an evening of some of their greatest and well-known works.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305.