Sat 6 Oct, 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
Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2018
Brahms touching tribute to his delicate and sweet-natured godson Felix, who died young, evokes the innocent pleasure of brushing through wet grass on a hot day. It’s a scene which might be part of Sally Beamish’s portrait of the seasons changing around her friends’ house down by a Scottish stream. Berg’s astonishing clarinet pieces pack a whole world into just 63 bars, and Schubert takes us out of this world into an ethereal eternity. Brahms Violin sonata no. 1 in G | Berg Four pieces for clarinet op5 | Sally Beamish Wild Swans | Schubert String quintet in C.
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval
10% Discount when you book 4 or more tickets for this event. (Discount will automatically apply in your basket.)
£165 Rover Ticket is also available to book which gets you access to all 2018 OCMF events excluding Sunday 7th October. Not available online, please call 01865 305 305 to book.