Wed 17 Jul, 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
Jack Gibbons’ 32nd Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series
CHOPIN: Three Écossaises
CHOPIN: Mazurka in A minor, Op.68 no.2
CHOPIN: Etudes Op.10 nos.1, 3 & 12 (“Revolutionary”)
CHOPIN: Nocturne (Lento con gran espressione)
CHOPIN: Preludes Op.28 nos.16 & 15 (“Raindrop”)
CHOPIN: Scherzo no.3, Op.39
CHOPIN: Impromptu no.3 in G flat, Op.51
CHOPIN: Polonaise in A flat, Op.53
CHOPIN: Berceuse, Op.57
CHOPIN: Scherzo no.4, Op.54
CHOPIN: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64 no.2
CHOPIN: Barcarolle, Op.60
The acclaimed pianist and composer Jack Gibbons has been performing his highly popular annual Oxford Summer Piano Series without a break since 1988. In this programme he traces Chopin’s life through some of his greatest music, including the "Heroic" Polonaise Op.53, Third and Fourth Scherzo, Berceuse, Barcarolle and a selection of impromptus, études, preludes & waltzes.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
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