CONCERTS IN OXFORD

Oxford skyline at dawn


Jack Gibbons has been giving highly acclaimed recitals in the university city of Oxford for 40 years, and his Oxford Summer Piano Series has been running in the city without a break for over 30 years. All concerts take place in the historic Holywell Music Room, Europe's oldest purpose-built concert hall, opened in 1748, situated in the centre of the city in Holywell Street.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic sadly Gibbons' 2020 spring concerts have had to be postponed but will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so
.

 Those who have already booked tickets can receive refunds or alternatively may keep their tickets which will remain valid for the rescheduled concerts. For more information please contact Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street Oxford (tel 01865 305305).
www.ticketsoxford.com
 


To be rescheduled later in 2020

JACK GIBBONS
in concert


"High spirited and historically informed"

New Yorker

 



 


CONCERT 1

CHOPIN MASTERPIECES

Holywell Music Room, Oxford
To be rescheduled...



P
olonaise-Fantaisie Op.61
Barcarole Op.60
Sonata in B minor Op.58

Nocturne in B major Op.62 no.1
Mazurka in A flat major Op.59 no.2

Impromptu no.3 Op.51
Nocturne in F major Op.15 no.1
Étude in C sharp minor Op.27 no.7
Scherzo no.1 in B minor Op.20



Jack Gibbons' programme focuses on some of Chopin's sublime late masterpieces, together with a selection of Nocturnes, Etudes and Impromptus, and the fiery First Scherzo.


"Jack Gibbons is a unique phenomenon in the musical world of today. Thanks to his virtuosic skills Gibbons can hold an audience in thrall. His concert-giving style is equally attractive: before his performances he talks unassumingly but with great authority from the platform, drawing the listeners into a special relationship."
Humphrey Burton, former Head of Music and Arts, BBC




CONCERT 2:

GERSHWIN & GIBBONS

Holywell Music Room, Oxford
To be rescheduled...


GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
GERSHWIN: Second Rhapsody
GERSHWIN: Swanee
GERSHWIN: Do Do Do
GERSHWIN: I Got Rhythm
GERSHWIN: Looking For A Boy
GERSHWIN: Fascinating Rhythm
GERSHWIN: Somebody from Somewhere
GERSHWIN:
Someone To Watch Over Me





GIBBONS
: Appalachian Fancy Op.107
GIBBONS: Solace Op.110
GIBBONS:
Prelude in A flat Major Op.37
GIBBONS: Nocturne in B flat minor Op.93




Jack Gibbons, d
escribed by Classic FM as “one of the world’s greatest Gershwin exponents”, recreates the legendary piano playing of George Gershwin through his note-for-note reconstructions of the composer’s recordings (featured on Gibbons’ award-winning “authentic Gershwin” CDs). In addition his programme will include four of his own recent compositions, including the folk inspired Appalachian Fancy.

"Gershwin does not come more exhilarating than this"
Classic CD magazine

"Hearing Jack Gibbons perform is like being at a Gershwin party, in a sense like being with Gershwin."
Edward Jablonski (Gershwin's biographer)

"Jack Gibbons is renowned for his skills as a piano virtuoso. What is less well known, perhaps, is that he is also a composer of distinction... Every song [of Gibbons] was a tour de force, each imbued with a radiant glow."
Oxford Times
 




HOW TO FIND THE CONCERT HALLS IN OXFORD:

The map below shows the location of popular concert locations in the city including the historic Holywell Music Room, as well as the location of the Oxford Playhouse's Tickets Oxford box office.

The Holywell Music Room is well served by nearby pubs, being a few yards from both the Kings Arms and Turf Tavern pubs (see second image below).

 Map of central Oxford shoiwng concert hall locations (courtesy Google)

 Map of central Oxford showing location of the historic Holywell  Music Room

 



Click on the image below to read reviews of past Oxford concerts

 New York Times impeachment special

 

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