Stephen Hough, SJE Arts International Piano Series 2018 | University of Oxford

Stephen Hough, SJE Arts International Piano Series 2018

Speaker
Stephen Hough
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
Debussy: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
Debussy: Images, Set 2
Chopin: Sonata No. 2
Interval
Debussy: La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (from Préludes, Book 2)
Debussy: Images, Set 1
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Stephen Hough places Debussy and Chopin side by side to highlight the empathy between them in their love for, and understanding of, the sound of the piano. He will then bring the evening to a dramatic close with Beethoven’s Sonata Op.57, Appassionata, in Hough’s own words, ‘one of the most incendiary, elemental works every written’.
Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic, Hallé, Sydney Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and The Cleveland orchestras. In 2018 he will be Artist-in-Residence at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, performing a cycle of Beethoven concertos, and will give recitals at venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Royal Festival Hall (International Piano Series).

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