Tue 7 Apr, 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
The acclaimed pianist and composer Jack Gibbons, whose highly popular annual summer Oxford concerts have been running without a break since 1988, makes a rare spring visit to Oxford with the first of two Easter concerts. This programme focuses on some of Chopin's incomparable late masterpieces, including the Polonaise-Fantaisie, Sonata in B minor and Barcarole, along with a selection of Nocturnes, Etudes and Impromptus and the fiery First Scherzo.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Programme to include:
CHOPIN: Scherzo no.1 in B minor Op.20
CHOPIN: Nocturne in F major Op.15 no.1
CHOPIN: Impromptu no.3 in G flat major Op.51
CHOPIN: Etude in C sharp minor Op.25 no.7
CHOPIN: Mazurka in A flat major Op.59 no.2
CHOPIN: Polonaise-Fantaisie Op.61
CHOPIN: Nocturne in B major Op.62 no.1
CHOPIN: Sonata in B minor Op.58
CHOPIN: Barcarole Op.60
If you require a wheelchair space for this performance, please call 01865 305 305 for availability.
Tickets are £18 in advance. If any tickets are left to purchase on the door, these will be sold at £22.