Thu 14 Nov, 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
Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan
A rare opportunity to hear folk, sacred, and art music by Armenian composers, performed by Armenian Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan and violinist Gascia Ouzounian. Arno Babajanian’s dazzling modernist sonata is presented alongside much-beloved works by Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khatchaturian, and sacred and folk music set by Komitas, an Armenian priest and ethnomusicologist who is widely considered the ‘saviour’ of Armenian music.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Babajanian Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat Minor
Khachaturian Song-Poem (Based on an Ashugi)
Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 46, 2nd movement
Komitas Works including ‘The sky is cloudy’ and ‘It is spring’
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305
Main Image - Pianist, Eve Egoyan
Gallery Image - Violinist, Gascia Ouzounian