Thu 11 Oct, 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,
SJE Arts 6th International Piano Series
Winner of the prestigious 2017 International Ernest von Siemens Music Prize in recognition of a life devoted to the service of music, Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs each season with the world’s most significant orchestras and conductors.
He has been involved in ground-breaking residencies in New York, Vienna and Paris, served for 7 years as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival and is currently Artist-in-Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. We are delighted to have him open our 2018-2019 Piano Series.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard will perform the Goldberg Variations, Bach’s keyboard masterpiece of thirty variations on a main theme, exploring a variety of forms and moving towards a final, joyous quodlibet. The composer’s own epithet ‘For Music Lovers, to Refresh their Spirits’ seems entirely appropriate.
Duration: 1 hour with no interval