Sat 16 Mar, Oxford Town Hall
Built in 1897 to Victorian architecture, the Main Hall seats 730 and the Assembly Room seats 200.
Capacity: 700 - 900
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.
Scriabin, Delius, Saint-Saëns & d'Indy
Benjamin Nabarro violin, Gemma Rosefield cello, Robert Max conductor
Vincent d'Indy's atmospheric légende-symphonique is inspired by an epic German ballad and owes more to Wagner than his own Gallic roots. Delius too was a master of the expressive moment and his Double Concerto is a work of intense lyricsm. Benjamin Nabarro (violin), praised for his concerto performances, and Gemma Rosefield (cello), described as 'a mesmerising musical treasure', also perform the attractive duo by SaintSaëns.
Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy, first heard in 1908, is diverse and fluid in its mood and lavish in its orchestration. Described by Henry Miller as 'like a bath of ice, cocaine and rainbows' it was broadcast in 1961 by the Soviet authorities to celebrate the launch of the first manned space craft to orbit the earth
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Programme to include:
Vincent d'Indy La Forêt Enchanté
Delius Concerto for violin and cello
Saint-Saëns La Muse et le poète, for violin, cello & orchestra
Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy