Thu 1 Jul, 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,
Schubert: Impromptu D.935, No.1 George Crumb: Processional Debussy: Images oubliées Elegie Pièce pour le Vêtement du Blessé Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon Beethoven: Sonata Op.111
Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians. His numerous awards include The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year (2013) and two Gramophone Awards and his residences at concert halls, festivals and with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra are a testament to the respect he commands.
Described by The Observer as ‘always a player in absolute service to the composer’, Steven has released 30 recordings with Hyperion, spanning a huge range of repertoire. His most recent, Prokofiev’s War Sonatas, received a BBC Music Magazine Award (Instrumental Category) this April. His 31st recording, to be released later in the year, will be French duet repertoire with colleague Paul Lewis.
Steven’s recitals are publicly and critically acclaimed without exception. He has performed at many of the world’s prestigious venues and is a regular guest at both Lincoln Center, New York, and Wigmore Hall, London. In the 20/21 season, his focus shifts to works by Debussy and Rachmaninov in preparation for his next recordings.
Steven Osborne is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Patron of the Lammermuir Festival and in 2014 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Duration: 1 hour 5mins with no interval
Please do not attend these events if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone with those symptoms. Please note, this event is socially distanced. Please wear a face covering at all times whilst within the venue (unless exempt for health reasons), including whilst seated during the performance.
Please adhere to the directions given to you on the night regarding seating and safety around audio-visual equipment.
There will be no interval or refreshments.
The chancel consists of wooden pews. All other blocks are cushioned seats. Plastic dividers will be used between adjacent pairs in Block D.
Suitable for all ages.
If you require a Wheelchair space, please call 01865 305 305.