Thu 15 Aug, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Dating from the 11th century, the church is historically the most important building in Oxford. Among other things, it is where the Protestant Archbishops Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer were tried for heresy in 1555 and condemned to be burned at the stake. It was also used for university ceremonies and examinations before the building of the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre.
Facilities: No parking facilities. Refreshments sometimes available if arranged by promoter. Disabled access.
Walking: approx. 10 mins
Parking: St Giles parking, Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm, Sunday, 10am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm - £1.50 up to 30 mins, £3 up to 1 hour, £5 up to 2 hours, £3 for evenings.
OXFORD PROMS – CONCERTO SPECTACULAR
Maki Sekiya – piano
Lucy Downer – clarinet
Catherine Underwood - conductor
Our proms programme includes 2 of Mozart’s iconic creations, a premiere, and a popular opener by Handel.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21, written in 1785, when he was only twenty-nine, just six years before his early death is sometimes referred to as the Elvira Madigan, after a now otherwise long-forgotten film that featured the work. The Clarinet Concerto, completed in 1791, the year of Mozart’s death, marked his farewell to instrumental music. It was also the first clarinet concerto to be written by a major composer.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Soloman Handel
Clarinet Concerto in A K622 Mozart
Capela Dos Ossos (premiere) Tim Perkins
Piano Concerto in C K467 Mozart