Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Wed 9 Oct 2019, 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.
This talk by Professor Daniel Grimley introduces Sibelius’s life and work and locates him within the rich artistic and cultural contexts of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Finland and Scandinavia. His recurrent themes and preoccupations will be explored alongside his relationship with broader European culture and aesthetics.
Artwork by Swedish artist Gustav Hjelmgren: https://galleriduerr.com/portfolio/gustav-hjelmgren-2/
Duration: 40mins with no interval
This Talk is now SOLD OUT.