Sat 17 Mar 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,
Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite bergamasque)
Debussy: Images, Set 2
Chopin: Sonata No. 2
Debussy: La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (from Préludes, Book 2)
Debussy: Images, Set 1
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'
Stephen Hough places Debussy and Chopin side by side to highlight the empathy between them in their love for, and understanding of, the sound of the piano. He will then bring the evening to a dramatic close with Beethoven’s Sonata Op.57, 'Appassionata', in Hough’s own words, 'one of the most incendiary, elemental works every written’.
Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic, Hallé, Sydney Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and The Cleveland orchestras. In 2018 he will be Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, performing a cycle of Beethoven concertos, and will give recitals at venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Festival Hall (International Piano Series).
Duration: 1:55 with interval
Optional Extra: Pre-concert dinner 6:30pm, £13 per person for 2 courses (wine and soft drinks available for additional purchase at the bar). Add concert ticket(s) to your basket and click continue to book dinner supplement.
Part of the SJE International Piano Series 2018