Weds 17 and 24 August 2005. The 18th summer piano series concludes this month with two concerts at the Holywell Music Room performed by British musician, Jack Gibbons, once described by the BBC as the Gershwin pianist of our time. Gibbons all-Gershwin concerts have become an annual event in London, playing to packed houses and standing ovations. He is acclaimed on the other side of the Atlantic as well after successful debuts in New York and Washington DC in 1994. A feature of Gibbons performances is his meticulous reconstruction of Gershwins astonishing improvisations. On Weds 17, the concert entitled Jack Gibbons Plays Rhapsody in Blue, the famous composers most popular piece, will be held in the historic surroundings of the Holywell Music Room, Europes oldest concert hall. An eclectic mix of music styles from Bach, Liszt, Debussy and Gershwin to Gibbons own compositions are on offer at the same venue for Jack Gibbons Farewell Piano Party on Weds 24, when members of the audience are invited to request their favourites as well. Concerts start at 20.00 and admission is 15.
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Gershwin at the Holywell Music Room.
The Holywell Music Room is in Holywell Street, off Parks Road in Oxford.