Sat 5 Aug, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Sir András Schiff piano
'For the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning’ wrote JS Bach on the title page of his labyrinthine compendium The Well-Tempered Clavier. The twenty-four preludes and fugues of Book 1 offer an inexhaustible variety of musical ideas and contrapuntal experimentation. The Oxford Piano Festival’s President, Sir András Schiff, whose all-Bach concert became a talking point of the 2015 Proms, will take his place at the keyboard for an uninterrupted recital of Book I of Bach’s monumental essay in keyboard writing, set perfectly within the intimate Baroque surroundings of Sir Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre.
Please note there is no interval.
Oxford Piano Festival
Event not suited for children under 5.
Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: 01865 980 980
If you have any other types of access requirements, please contact the box office via telephone (01865 305 305) or in person so that we can arrange a suitable seat for you.