Thu 24 May, 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,
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Ravel: La Valse
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Since winning First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has had a successful career in the UK and internationally. He performs as a soloist, in concerto, with chamber groups and enjoys collaborating with other musicians, for instance, Natalie Clein and David Le Page.
Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson works prolifically as both soloist and chamber musician. Recent highlights include concerts in London’s Wigmore Hall and Kings Place and collaborations with artists including Adrian Brendel, Pekka Kuusisto, the Doric String Quartet and the Nash Ensemble. In concerto, he has appeared with, amongst others, Britten Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Ensemble, with whom he enjoys a close association.
Duration: 1 hour 55mins with interval
SJE Arts International Piano Series