Sat 6 Oct, Holywell Music Room
The oldest custom-built concert hall in Europe, the Holywell Music Room opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1748. Designed by Thomas Camplin, Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall.The room continued as a concert venue throughout the eighteenth century and until 1836 from which time it was used for a number of other purposes including auctions and exhibitions. By the 1870s it was being used for weekly rehearsals by the Oxford Philharmonic Society and its future as a musical venue was further secured after 1910 when the Oxford University Musical Union obtained the lease on the building. The Holywell was restored and refitted in 1959-60 and since that time has been the location for many hundreds of recitals and concert series featuring prestigious visiting musicians as well as many local groups and student performers.
Facilities: Toilets, Disabled access, No bar
Walking: 10 mins from town centre
From Banbury, by Car: approx. 45 mins. By Bus: S4 to Oxford City Centre. By Train: approx. 30 mins, Cross Country to Bournemouth, Oxford station then 20 min walk to Holywell Street
Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2018
Sally Beamish’s loving arrangement of La mer casts new light on Debussy’s miraculous sea pictures, illuminating all sorts of hidden detail. There could scarcely be more earthy music than Bartók’s remarkable Contrasts, written for the ‘King of Swing’, jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. And there are piano fireworks, and more watery marvels, from Debussy (who Bartók regarded as equal to Beethoven and Bach). Debussy Reflets dans l’eau; Feux d’artifice; La cathédrale engloutie (Reflections in water; Fireworks; The drowned cathedral) | Bartók Contrasts | Debussy La mer (The sea; arranged by Sally Beamish for piano trio)
Duration: 1 hour with no interval
10% Discount when you book 4 or more tickets for OCMF events. (Discount will automatically apply in your basket.)
£165 Rover Ticket is also available to book which gets you access to all 2018 OCMF events excluding Sunday 7th October. Not available online, please call 01865 305 305 to book.