Sun 25 Nov, 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
Beethoven: Septet in E flat op 20
Schubert: Octet D803
Always on the look-out for the best of the new, we are delighted to bring to Oxford Ensemble Mirage. We can expect splendid performances of some of the most enjoyable music in the repertoire.
Ensemble Mirage was founded by the clarinettist Matthew Scott and the violist Ugne Tiskute. In these pieces we will hear melody and the pungent timbres of wind and string instruments dancing and singing together, brought to us in all its freshness by these brilliant young musicians.
Duration: 2 hours with interval