Sat 3 Jun, 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.
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place,
Telephone: 01865 286 660
Sirinu: Sara Stowe (voice & keyboard), Matthew Spring (hurdy-gurdy & lute), Jon Banks (accordion & medieval harp), Chris Brannick (percussion), Christopher Redgate (oboe), Isabelle Carré (flutes & recorder)
Skempton: Concerto for Hurdy-gurdy and Percussion; Concerto for Accordion and Oboe
Sirinu celebrates Howard Skempton’s 70th birthday year with a programme offering a quirky and unique melding of early and folk musical instruments with modern composition. Featuring new arrangements of his Concerto for Hurdy-gurdy and Percussion and Concerto for Accordion and Oboe, it will also include The man hurdy-gurdy and me, Feste’s Song, Pinter Poems, Random Girl, Half Moon, Lamentations, Beauty of the Morning, The Flight of Song, graphic scores, and pieces by Cornelius Cardew, Michael Parsons, Chris Hobbs & Maya Verlaak … and a chance for the audience to join in.
Sirinu performs early, world and new music and has commissioned new pieces for early and unusual instruments. It has toured internationally for the British Council and recorded for Chandos and Hyperion. In November 2017 Sirinu will present Sounding Space, a promenade concert with projections in Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science, including a new music-theatre commission by Martyn Harry.
Sirinu’s Skempton celebrations will include performances in Oxford of his Five Rings Triples (commissioned for the 2012 London Olympics by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers and Third Ear) and of his sung Short Service.
Duration: 1 hour 30mins with interval