Angela Hewitt, SJE Arts International Piano Series | University of Oxford

Angela Hewitt, SJE Arts International Piano Series

Speaker
Angela Hewitt
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:15
Venue
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
109A Iffley Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1EH
Venue details

Between Marston Street and James Street, opposite the University Sports Ground

Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£37, £27, £17, £15, under 25s £10 off
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

SJE Arts International Piano Series 2018

Programme
J.S. Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier, Book I
Nos. 1-12
Interval
Nos. 13-24

Daughter of a cathedral organist, the young Angela Hewitt ‘danced to Bach, sang to Bach, played him on the violin and recorder..’. Her passion has not faded. In 2016 she embarked on the Bach Odyssey – a mission to give public performance to all this consummate composer’s major keyboard works.
At SJE tonight, she performs Book I of The Well-tempered Clavier. The first of two collections of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, this is at once an exercise in counterpoint for students and, for pianists as accomplished as Angela Hewitt, one of the most technically demanding, imaginative and important pieces of music in the western repertoire.

Pre-concert dinner in St Stephen's House, 6:30pm, £13 per person for 2 courses, wine and soft drinks at extra cost.