Sat 2 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,
All tonight’s pieces dance – but only Piazzolla tangos
Vivaldi - Concerto for Violin and Accordion, RV542 with String Quintet
Beethoven - Piano Quartet No 1 in E flat major, WoO 36 (arrangement of Op. 16)
Piazzolla – Libertango (accordion, strings)
Piazzolla – Oblivion (accordion, piano and strings)
Schubert - Piano Trio in B flat major, D898
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
Salieca Piano Trio - Savary, Liebeck, Carroll
Yet again – all tonight’s pieces are new entrants to the Oxford May Music family. Our Administrative Director is going to have his work cut out writing this year’s programme notes! Not only new, but a tremendous variety, covering Baroque to Twentieth Century and geographically from Venice to Rio. The first two pieces are arrangements; the Vivaldi from the chamber orchestra to a string ensemble, the Beethoven from a wind ensemble. The latter was done by the composer himself to increase sheet music sales; the former is modern. Piazzolla brings swing to the second half of the evening and Schubert played by our own Salieca piano trio will also have your feet tapping.
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval