Sat 10 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.
Maki Sekiya - piano
Catriona Scott - clarinet
Edmund Jones - violin
Catherine Underwood - conductor
The main work in our programme is the Piano Concerto No.2 by Shostakovich, a gloriously free, wistful creation - particularly in the famous second movement, which guarantees the whole work’s enduring popularity. We are delighted to welcome Japanese virtuoso pianist Maki Sekiya who has had a successful international career based in Russia and in Japan, after graduating from the Moscow Conservatoire. Maki is artist in residence at Oxford’s Green Templeton College.
The 5 Bagatelles by Gerald Finzi show off all the versatility of the instrument with clarinettist Catriona Scott who has given stunning performances of concertos by Mozart and Weber in previous Proms concerts.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Overture Egmont Op 84 Beethoven
Romance in F Op 40 for violin & orchestra Beethoven
5 Bagatelles for Clarinet & Strings Finzi
Piano Concerto No 2 in F major Op 102 Shostakovich