Fri 25 May 2018, 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
109a Iffley Road,
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Ravel: La Valse
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Tim Horton and Viv McLean performed concerts together as pupils at Chetham’s School of Music. They have been friends ever since but only recently re-discovered their enthusiasm for playing together. Tonight’s programme suits them perfectly: a delightful mix of music from the ballets.
Since winning First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Viv McLean has had a successful career in the UK and internationally. He performs as a soloist, in concerto, with chamber groups and enjoys collaborating with other musicians, for instance, Natalie Clein and David Le Page.
Tim Horton’s career took off when he replaced Alfred Brendel at short notice in two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London. Since then he has played with many leading orchestras and toured widely with cellist Adrian Brendel. Tim is a member of the Leonore Piano Trio and Ensemble 360.
Duration: 1:55 with interval
Part of the SJE International Piano Series 2018