Sun 10 Jun, 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,
SJE Arts Next Generation Series 2018
Improviso - Badinage
Music from the 17th & 18th Centuries
Fatima Lahham, recorders
Elin White, baroque violin
Florence Petit, baroque cello
Johan Löfving, theorbo
Improviso is an exciting and versatile young quartet formed in 2015 at the Royal College of Music in London. They explore historically informed improvisation alongside performing chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Praised for their inventive programming and exciting stage presence, Improviso has appeared recently at the Styriarte Festival in Austria, Bad Liebenwerda in Germany and at venues in the UK, including London’s Wigmore Hall where they are Chamber Tots Ensemble in Residence.
For 2018 they have been awarded a chamber music residency at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.
‘They’re like the Elizabethan rock’n’roll’
Juliet Stevenson, Middle Temple Hall (November 2015)
Duration: 1 hour with no interval
Jean-Marie Leclair: Deuxieme Recreation de Musique
Tarquinius Merula: Ciacona
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Trio Sonata in G minor
Improvisations over bass lines from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries