I Concerts | 2016/2017 season

All concerts are free and open to everyone.
They are held on Sunday evenings in Balliol Hall at 8:30 pm.


Michaelmas Term


16th October: 1867th Concert
THE ERNEST WALKER CONCERT
Bartosz Woroch (Violin) Caroline Palmer (Piano)
Featuring works by Prokofiev and Beethoven.

  • Prokofiev: Sonata No.1 in F-Minor Op.80.
Interval
  • Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata in A-Major Op.47.

30th October: 1868th Concert
THE STEPHEN TEMPLE CONCERT
Lucy Knight (Soprano) Sholto Kynoch (Piano)
Featuring Student Actors from Balliol to Read Sonnets)
A Shakespeare themed concert featuring Sonnets from Shakespeare, and works by Faure, Debussy, Strauss, Lambert, Gurney, Rameau, Dowland, Schubert, Schumann, Campion, McDowell, and Purcell.

  • PART ONE: Love and Lust
    Sonnet 18 - Fair Youth: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
    Gabriel Fauré: Notre Amour.
    Claude-Achille Debussy: Romance - Silence ineffable.
    Richard Strauss: Du meines Herzens Krönelein.
    Sonnet 141 - Dark Lady: In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes
    Gabriel Fauré: En Sourdine.
    Claude-Achille Debussy: Fantoches.
    Richard Strauss: Die Zeitlose.
  • PART TWO: Sleeplessness and Fever
    Sonnet 61 - Fair Youth: Is it thy will, thy image should keep open/My heavy eyelids to the weary night?
    Michel Lambert: Vos mépris chaque jour.
    Ivor Gurney: Sleep.
    Richard Strauss: Ständchen.
    Sonnet 147 - Dark Lady: My love is as a fever longing still
    Jean-Philippe Rameau: Soleil, fuis de ces lieux.
    John Dowland: In Darkness let me Dwell (A Musicall Banquet).
    Richard Strauss: Die Nacht.
Interval
  • PART THREE: Separation
    Sonnet 44 - Fair Youth: If the dull substance of my flesh were thought/ Injurious distance should not stop my way
    Franz Schubert: Suleika.
    Johannes Brahms: Sehnsucht (Mein Schatz ist nicht da).
    Robert Schumann: Mein schöner Stern.
    Sonnet 133 - Dark Lady: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan
    Franz Schubert: An den Mond
    Johannes Brahms: Es steht ein' Lind.
    Robert Schumann: Ich grolle nicht.
  • PART FOUR: Infidelity
    Sonnet 93 - Fair Youth: So shall I live, supposing thou art true
    Thomas Campion: Oft have I sighed
    Gabriel Fauré: Spleen (Il pleure dans mon coeur)
    Cecilia McDowall: What ’tis to love
    Sonnet 139 - Dark Lady: O, call not me to justify the wrong/ That thy unkindness lays upon my heart
    Henry Purcell: Not all my Torments (Gresham Manuscript).
    Gabriel Fauré: Le Secret.
    Cecilia McDowall: How should I your true love know?

6th November: additional Concert
FREDERICK SEPTIMUS KELLY CONCERT
In addition to our normal program, we will be hosting a concert in the Master’s Lodgings on November 6th featuring works by Balliol Composer, Frederick Septimus Kelly, who died in WWI.

13th November: 1869th Concert
THE ENDELLION QUARTET CONCERT
The Endellion Quartet
Featuring works by Haydn, Bartok, and Beethoven.

  • Haydn: Quartet No.1 in G-Major Op.54.
  • Bartok: Quartet No.5
Interval
  • Beethoven: Quartet No. 12 in E-flat-Major Op.127.

27th November: 1870th Concert
THE MEMBERS' CONCERT
Featuring a variety of works by Balliol members and friends.




Hilary Term

22nd January: 1871th Concert
THE BALLIOL SOCIETY CONCERT
The Phoenix Piano Trio

  • Joseph Haydn: Trio in C Hob XV:27
  • John Ireland: Trio No.3 in E Major
Interval
  • Schubert: Trio No.1 in B-Flat Major

5th February: 1872st Concert
THE JOHN FARMER CONCERT
Richard Uttley (Piano)

    Programme to be confirmed

24th February (Friday, 7:30pm): 1873nd Concert
THE GEORGE MALCOLM CONCERT

Sir Andras Schiff (Piano)

    Programme to be confirmed.
    Please note that reservations will be required for this concert. More details to come.

5th March: 1874rd Concert
Houston Grand Opera.

    Programme to be confirmed.