Sat 1 Dec, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
The venue plays host to a wide range of concerts with a repertoire ranging from medieval music to avant garde jazz. The buildings versatility in terms of adjustable acoustic and seating configurations has enabled it to become the home for numerous local groups who have made it their first choice for regular performances. The building now also promote their own concert series, under the patronage of cellist Steven Isserlis, which provides both new and established artists from Britain and abroad.
Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Rehearsal rooms
Pay and display parking may be available in St Clements public car park, and there are a limited number of spaces sometimes available in Magdalen College School car park directly opposite the main entrance to St Hilda'ss. Disabled parking is available - please call to reserve a space.
Walking: approx. 15 mins
By car: approx. 10 mins
By Bus: approx. 20 mins, Gloucester Green Bus Station (Bay 3), X90 to London every 15 mins, St Clements Street (Stop A).
St Aldates (Stop G4), BROOKESbus U5X to JR every 4 mins, The Plain Stop
Westgate (Stop E1), 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, The Plain Stop
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place,
Telephone: 01865 286 660
Steven Isserlis returns to the JdP with a group of three sonatas, each of which manages to fuse elements of lyricism and of formal dynamism—Bach’s First Gamba Sonata, Beethoven’s popular A major Cello Sonata and Steven’s own transcription of the Schumann Third Violin Sonata.
The recital concludes with well-loved shorter pieces by Fauré and Schumann.
Duration: 1 hour 40mins with interval
Programme to include:
Bach: Gamba Sonata No.1
Beethoven: Sonata No.3
Fauré: Romance, Elegy
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 3 (arr. Isserlis)