Well, maybe. Defining ‘home’ is a discussion for another day.
When I lived in Oxford, I played hardly any paying gigs there. In fact one of the reasons moving to London was practical as well as romantic was to be closer to most of my music work, with the amount of time I was spending travelling to or through the capital.
Of course, now that I’ve moved away I have a string of concerts in and around Oxford this summer. So for those who said they’d come when I was playing something local, I intend to hold you to it! and here are the relevant details:
Saturday 29 April
(yes, this Saturday!) St Andrew’s Linton Road OX2 6UG, 7:30: St Giles Orchestra, playing Wagner, Bizet and Shostakovich. See orchestra website here.
Sunday 7 May
Silk Hall, Radley College OX14 2HR, 5pm (note time): St Giles Orchestra, closing concert of a conducting masterclass, with the first suite from Carmen and Dvorak’s 4th symphony. Website here.
Saturday 15 July
Challow Park Studios, Wantage OX12 9RH, 7:30: The Challow Chamber Players and Sarah Barnett, performing Britten’s Les Illuminations and Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra.
Friday 4 August
See you there Oxonians!