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Jack Gibbons has been giving highly acclaimed recitals in the university city of Oxford for over 35 years, all concerts taking place in the historic Holywell Music Room (Europe's oldest purpose-built concert hall, opened in 1748, where both Handel and Haydn performed).

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Holywell Music Room, Oxford
 April 2014

Two spring concerts


Wednesday 9 April 2014
Bach Goldberg Variations
plus music by Chopin & Gibbons

Saturday 12 April 2014
An evening of Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris
& Gershwin's own
spectacular song improvisations



Advance tickets for Jack Gibbons' 2014 Spring concerts are on sale at the
discount rate of 18 each, direct from this website up to 24 hours before each concert.

A special 2 concert subscription ticket for both recitals can also be purchased for 30
direct from this website.

Tickets at the above rates can also be purchased in person (or by phone
or internet) from Tickets Oxford, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford (tel 01865 305305).

Full price tickets (22 each) will also be on sale on the door of the Holywell Music Room
from 7.15PM (concerts begin at 8PM)

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BACH Goldberg Variations
Chopin: Scherzo no.4, 3 Mazurkas
Gibbons: Nocturne, Impromptu, Consolation

Holywell Music Room
, Oxford
day 9th April 2014 at 8.00PM

Jack Gibbons performs Bach's dazzling Goldberg Variations (with which he made his acclaimed Queen Elizabeth Hall London debut in 1984) alongside the music of Chopin (including the elegiac 4th Scherzo) and some of Gibbons' own beautiful compositions).

"Like a magician, Gibbons brought everything under his dominant spell. He won a rapturous ovation from the audience for playing that demonstrated a formidable technique, true musicianship and sheer poetry. Gibbons' affinity with [the composer] is such that he transcends mere recital; rather, he becomes one with the composer, absorbing his moods and passions, and recreating his bravura technique."
Oxford Times


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Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris
and the composer's original show-tune improvisations

Holywell Music Room
, Oxford
day 12th April 2014 at 8.00PM

Gershwin's keyboard skills made his piano playing legendary at New York parties in the 1920s and 30s. Jack Gibbons, "the world's finest Gershwin pianist" (Classic FM), performs a unique authentic Gershwin programme featuring his acclaimed transcriptions of the composer's original recordings.

"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, biographer of Gershwin, NYC 1998


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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

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