Holywell Music Room; Wed 10th July - Wed 14th August 2019
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. 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.
There are still three more concerts to catch in this series, starting with a conjuring up of Gershwin and his friends. Hailed by the BBC as “THE Gershwin pianist of our time”, Gibbons presents the 1920s and 30s world of George Gershwin with a selection of his acclaimed Gershwin transcriptions, alongside the music of the composer's friends and contemporaries, from Sergei Rachmaninoff to Irving Berlin. Next are Chopin and his companions, with a recreation Chopin's Paris during the 1830s and 40s, and a selection of Chopin's incomparable masterpieces alongside the music of the composer's friends and contemporaries, from Liszt to Gottschalk.
Gibbons will conclude his 32nd annual Summer Piano Series with his traditional end-of-summer mix of reminiscences and audience requests, with music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Gibbons and much more.