Sat 25 Apr 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: Francesco Piemontesi
Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.30pm
Francesco Piemontesi is a pianist of exceptional refinement of expression, which is allied to consummate technical skill. Piemontesi remarks that Alfred Brendel, one of his most influential mentors, taught him 'to love the detail of things'.
Highlights of Francesco Piemontesi's 2018/19 season included debuts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andrew Manze and the National Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda, as well as recital engagements at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Lincoln Centre, New York and Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. He also launched a major Schubert cycle at the 2018 Schubertiade in Austria.
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for a special affinity with music of the Classical and Romantic periods and in tonight's programme he will focus on two of the greatest Romantics of all, Schubert and Liszt, and the influence of one on the other. Liszt's magnificent B minor sonata, which he composed shortly after he had finished transcribing Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy for two pianos and for piano and orchestra, follows Schubert in presenting four movements as one huge structure. Technically challenging and encompassing every mood, this promises a stupendous close to a fascinating evening.
Tickets: £30, £26, £17; under 25s £20, £16, £7
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
Schubert: Piano Sonata in G major, D 894
Schubert-Liszt: Lieder (selection)
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor
To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305.