Sat 4 May, 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,
Dvorak - “American” String Quartet in F major, Op. 96
Copland - Sextet for clarinet, string quartet and piano
John Williams - Elegy for cello and piano
Korngold - “Much Ado About Nothing” Suite, Op. 11, for violin and piano
Dvorak was greatly influenced by the music of America during his time as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York. Several of his works reveal these influences, most famously the “New World” Symphony but also this wonderful string quartet. The Copland Sextet was written in 1937 in an attempt to make his “Short Symphony” more approachable and therefore to have it performed more often. He succeeded brilliantly! John Williams expanded a fragment from his film music for “Seven Years in Tibet” to produce this touching elegy to commemorate the tragic death of two children. Wolfgang Erich Korngold was a prodigy almost to rival Mozart although he wrote tonight’s exhilarating piece at the ripe old age of 20 for the Burgtheater in Vienna. He was subsequently to become one of Hollywood’s most famous writers of film music, although not perhaps so ubiquitous as John Williams.
Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval
Thursday 2nd May 2019
LECTURE 5.30pm - The Music of Bubbles
CONCERT 8pm - Festival Overture!
Friday 3rd May 2019
LECTURE 5.30pm - Brain plasticity
CONCERT 8pm - Phronesis
Saturday 4th May 2019
CONCERT 2.30pm - American Connection
LECTURE 5.30pm - A Sea of Trouble
CONCERT 8pm - Austrian Brothers
Sunday 5th May 2019
CONCERT 2.30pm - Mary Bevan & Friends
LECTURE 5.30pm - Living with our defects
CONCERT 8pm - In Memoriam
Monday 6th May 2019
LECTURE - 2pm - Ansel
LECTURE - 4pm - Thinking Like a Vegetable
CONCERT - 6pm - Festival Finale
Festival pass for all lectures and concerts:
Full Price £105 Concessions £95
For further details or to book please call 01865 305 305 or Click Here to Book Online.
3 concerts and 3 lectures of your choice:
Full Price £55 Concessions £50
For further details or to book please call 01865 305 305. Please note, this discount is not available online.
Discounts are available for Over 60s, Job Seekers Allowance & Disability. If you require a wheelchair space for an event, please call the box office direct on 01865 305 305.
Young people between the ages of 8 and 25 qualify for free entry to concerts and lectures under the Cavatina scheme (subject to availability).
Cavatina Tickets are not available through Tickets Oxford. Please visit www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/tickets for further information on how to book.
Full Price £13