Sun 14 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
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
GERSHWIN: Concerto in F (2nd movement)
GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess Suite extracts
GERSHWIN: recreations of the composer's original show-tune improvisations:
Sweet and Low-down
Do Do Do
Someone To Watch Over Me
I Got Rhythm
The acclaimed pianist and composer Jack Gibbons has been performing his highly popular annual Oxford Summer Piano Series without a break since 1988. Described by Classic FM as “one of the world’s greatest Gershwin exponents” Gibbons recreates the extraordinary world of George Gershwin through his authentic reconstruction of the virtuoso piano style that made Gershwin’s playing legendary at New York high society parties in the 1920s and 30s.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305.