Thu 28 Sep, 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
Pēteris Vasks: White Scenery for piano solo
Alexander Glazunov: Oriental Reverie for clarinet and strings
Maurice Ravel: Trio for violin, cello and piano
Miklós Rosza: Spellbound for theremin and ensemble
Duration: 1:00 with no interval
Members' £125 "Rover" ticket available only by telephone or in person with code provided by OCMF. Call 01865 305 305 or visit us at Oxford Playhouse. Rover ticket does not cover Fata Morgana at the Sheldonian.