Sat 18 Aug, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
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.
Tim Perkins A Veil of Crimson and Blue
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op.18
Weber Concertino for Clarinet Op. 26
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain
Oxford Proms Orchestra:
Jocelyn Freeman piano
Catriona Scott clarinet
Catherine Underwood conductor
Oxford Proms in their eighth season feature Russian Classics plus the delightful concertino for clarinet by Weber and an opening overture by our resident composer Tim Perkins.
We are delighted to welcome back star pianist Jocelyn Freeman to play Rachmaninov’s dramatic and passionate second piano concerto after her brilliant performance of Liszt’s second piano concerto in last year’s proms, also clarinet virtuoso Catriona Scott who gave a stunning performance of Mozart’s clarinet concerto at our opening concert in 2012.
Angela Moore, harpist for the Royal Opera and H.R.H. Prince Charles, will give a pre-concert harp serenade after doors open.
Special offers for tickets are available on www.oxfordproms.co.uk
The Upper Gallery has just been refurbished with backrests and padded seats. Romantic Classics is the first concert to benefit from this upgrade.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
20% Discount for all 3 Oxford Proms events on the 10th, 18th & 23rd August. (Discount will automatically apply in your basket.)