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
Bojan Čičić and Instruments of Time & Truth
Instruments of Time and Truth and soloist Bojan Čičić present a programme of dazzling Italian violin concerti by Vivaldi and Locatelli.
Leading Baroque violin virtuoso, Bojan Čičić, newly-appointed director of the Academy of Ancient Music, dazzles the audience with this evening of musical pyrotechnics. This promises to be a thrilling and delightful concert full of lyricism and technical mastery.
For more information visit www.bojancicic.com and www.timeandtruth.co.uk
Duration: 2 hours with interval