Moving Tone - music en The Oxford Old Fire Station Arts Centre <p>Arts at the Old Fire Station is a charity and social enterprise in the heart of Oxford, offering a range of performances and exhibitions for everyone.</p> Arts charities choirs classical community events dance dance gigs - acoustic gigs - electric music Theatre venue workshops Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:59:21 +0000 4672 at The Beethoven Ensemble: Romantic Embers <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>13 Mar 2010 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>13 Mar 2010 - 23:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>The Cambridge Series: Romantic Embers</p> <p>Saturday March 13th 2010, 8pm, Trinity College Chapel</p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>Programme:</p> <p>Debussy <em>Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune</em> arr. Beno Sachs<br /> Mahler <em>Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ('Songs of a Wayfarer')</em> - Gareth John, baritone, arr. Arnold Schoenberg<br /> Reger <em>Romantic Suite</em> arr. Arnold Schoenberg</p> <p><strong>Conductor:</strong> <a href="/soloists_conductors/#danielhill" title="Daniel Hill Biography">Daniel Hill</a></p> <p><strong>Baritone:</strong> <a href="/soloists_conductors/#garethjohn" title="Gareth John Biography">Gareth John</a></p> <p><strong><a href="">Book tickets online now »</a></strong></p> <p><em>"Hear'st thou not the brooklets streaming Where sweet spring her blossom strewed, Where the woodland lakes are dreaming, By the marble icons gleaming In sweet nature's solitude?"</em></p> <p>The opening concert in our 2009/10 Cambridge Season is an exploration of the <em>Second Viennese School</em> and its glorious transcriptions for Arnold Schoenberg's <em>Society for Private Musical Performances</em>. All three works are incredible journeys: Debussy's Faune journeys to a dream world of erotic fantasy and sensuality; Mahler's protagonist - perhaps Mahler himself - leaves behind his previous life of happiness to embark on a solitary journey to come to terms with his lost love; and Reger takes us on a journey into nature inspired by the poetry of Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, to a world not unlike Debussy's Faune, "Rise, O Sun on high! Trembling in the sky, Earth quivering with ecstasy. Boldly from the night The wooded splendour bright Is drawn in dreams still stirring."</p> <p><strong><a href="">Book tickets online now »</a></p> <p><a href="" title=""></a></p> classical classical music romantic Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:17:20 +0000 3576 at The Beethoven Ensemble: Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn in Trinity Chapel <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>28 Feb 2009 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>28 Feb 2009 - 23:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Saturday 28th February 2009, 8pm<br /> Trinity College Chapel<br /> Cambridge Beethoven Ensemble</p> <p>Programme:<br /> Mozart Don Giovanni Overture<br /> Beethoven Triple Concerto<br /> Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3</p> <p>Conductor: Daniel Hill</p> <p>Violin: Max Baillie<br /> ‘Cello: Matthijs Broersma<br /> Piano: Ceri Owen</p> <p>Tickets: £10, £8, £3 (students)<br /> <a href=""></a></p> <p>During the 18th century, “concertante” pieces were popular, especially in France. These are works featuring two or more solo instruments, or even a small ensemble acting as a solo group against the larger orchestra. Even Mozart had composed a Symphonie concertante. This type of composition had waned by Beethoven’s lifetime, however, making this “Triple Concerto” unusual for its era. Throughout the work, the piano trio is the star; the orchestras role is mainly accompaniment. Thus, we have an orchestral piece with some of the intimacy of chamber music. Beethoven composed this work in 1803-1804—about the same time he was working on his Symphony no. 3 (below)—perhaps for his young pupil, the Archduke Rudolf. When it was published in 1808, however, it was dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz, to whom Beethoven also dedicated the “Eroica” Symphony.</p> <p>On July 30, 1829, Felix Mendelssohn and his friend and traveling companion Karl Klingemann, an amateur poet and attach at the German embassy in London, wrote to his family from Edinburgh about the sightseeing he and Klingemann had done, with a particular account of their visit to the palace of Holyrood, closely associated with the romantic figure of Mary Queen of Scots. Here the illfated queen had apparently succumbed to an infatuation for an Italian lutenist named David Rizzio, for which real or imagined affair the king apparently had poor Rizzio murdered. Mendelssohn was touched by the romantic tale associated with the spot. He wrote:</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> classical classical music Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:17:26 +0000 3224 at Performance and Music Evening <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>26 Sep 2008 - 18:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>26 Sep 2008 - 23:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> Join us for a relaxed social evening of performances and music by artists and staff, past and present. <p> <b>6pm</b> Performance-Action-Live by David Kefford, part of his project Membrane, in Wysing's polytunnel. </p> <p> <b>7.30pm</b> Music and live performance by Mark Dixon plus special guests. </p> <p> <b>8pm</b> Music by Gary Woolley and Iris Considine, Nora Maycock and Simon Woolham </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> See <a href="" title=""></a> for details </p> <br /> <span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana" lang="EN-GB"></span></span> community events folk gigs - acoustic gigs - electric music new music and improv performance Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:37:22 +0000 1252 at