Fri 1 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,
Bruch's centenary, a Mozart piano concerto, Gubaidalina and Franck
Bruch – Octet for strings in B flat major, Op. post.
Gubaidalina – De Profundis for Solo Accordion
Franck – Prelude, Fuge and Variations for Piano and Accordion, Op. 18
Mozart – Piano Concerto K414, arranged for Piano and String Quintet
Amandine Savary - piano
Katya Apekisheva - piano
James Crabb - accordion
Jack Liebeck - violin
Corey Cerovsek - violin
Alexandra Raikhlina - violin
Simon Oswell - viola
Benjamin Hughes - cello
Thomas Carroll - cello
We mark the centenary of Bruch’s death with his wonderful Octet in another programme that contains only pieces new to the Festival. It is a delight to programme a piece by distinguished contemporary composer Sophia Gubaidalina, as well as an unusal piece by Cesar Franck. We end with a familiar and wonderful Mozart Piano Concerto, but in chamber music guise!
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval