Jack Gibbons' 31st Annual Oxford Summer Piano Series
In July 2018 Jack Gibbons returns to the historic university city of Oxford, England, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Oxford Summer Piano Series, a fixture of the Oxford calendar every year since its founding in the summer of 1988. This year's series of 8 recitals, beginning Wednesday 11 July 2018, includes concerts devoted to the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin (2 programmes) and Gershwin (2 programmes), featuring Gibbons' characteristic commentary, illuminating details of the composers' lives and work, alongside performances of some of the most beautiful music ever written. The 2018 summer series also includes a festive programme, Summer Carnival, in celebration of the series' 30th anniversary, containing music inspired by the riotous characters of Italy’s Commedia dell’arte (Schumann's Carnaval) and the folk music of Spain (Scarlatti & Ravel) Hungary (Liszt) and Appalachia (Gibbons' folksong inspired Appalachian Fancy, first performed in America earlier this year); the concert will also include the world premiere of Gibbons’ new Suite for piano. Gibbons has been described by the Oxford Times as "one of Oxford’s treasures" and early booking is always advised as the series regularly sells out. All concerts take place in the historic Holywell Music Room (Europe's oldest purpose-built concert hall, opened in 1748).
For more details visit the Oxford Concerts page.
Jack Gibbons questions the authenticity of a "new image" of Chopin
Following a press release announcing a newly discovered image purportedly of Chopin, Jack Gibbons weighs in with a new blog, questioning the authenticity claims: "Is it Chopin? A look at authenticity claims for a newly discovered photographic image"
Jack Gibbons performs Gershwin's Concerto in F
On October 1st and 2nd 2016 Jack Gibbons will perform Gershwin's Concerto in F with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra conducted by David Wroe. For more information and to buy tickets visit the NJFO web page.
Jack Gibbons' new carol premiered by the choir of Davis & Elkins College
In December 2015 Jack Gibbons' new carol, O Magnum Mysterium, was premiered by members of Davis & Elkins College choir at the college's annual Christmas carol service in Elkins, West Virginia, USA. To hear the new carol, and other choral works written by Jack Gibbons in his role as artist-in-residence of Davis & Elkins College, visit Jack Gibbons' official YouTube channel.
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Jack Gibbons in the Recording Studio
Following the success of recent concerts featuring his own compositions Jack Gibbons will shortly be returning to the recording studio in London to record more of his music for future CD release. As with all his previous recordings Gibbons will use the superb engineering of Tony Faulkner of Green Room Productions. Tony Faulkner's recordings have won countless awards for engineering over the years. News of any new Gibbons CD releases will be posted here as soon as they become available.
Publication of Jack Gibbons' music
Due to many requests for the sheet music for Jack Gibbons' own composition plans are being made to make printed scores of his music available to the public. As soon as scores are available details will be posted on this site as well as on Jack Gibbon's Facebook and Twitter feeds.
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