The Oxford Piano Festival is nine days of piano festivities, with a packed schedule of masterclasses and concerts from top names in the piano world.
For this culmination of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s season at the Sheldonian Theatre, Marios Papadopoulos conducts Bruckner’s symphony here after Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Featuring new compositions by Afghan composers living in exile, this concert celebrates the rich history of traditional Afghan music at a time when making music in Afghanistan is forbidden.
Elgar’s dazzling, virtuosic orchestral showpiece comes after his acerbic, embittered and sorrowful Cello Concerto written in less happy times, and the rediscovered gem that is Morfydd Llwyn Owen’s sumptuous Nocturne.
Nicolò Foron conducts it here alongside more beauteous music from France and Britten’s sparkling setting of French poetry, Les Illuminations
In the building where Haydn received his Oxford doctorate, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by soloists and the Choir of Merton College for Haydn’s most inspired ‘creation’.
Between them, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber defined the orchestral sound of America in the first half of the 20th century. But plenty of gems of American music remain undiscovered.
The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Oxfordshire choirs and front-rank soloists for this Passiontide performance under The Queen’s College’s Owen Rees.
As a prelude to the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford Piano Festival, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Festival’s President, Sir András Schiff, in recital at the Sheldonian Theatre.
Before Marios Papadopoulos conducts what is surely Johannes Brahms’s best-loved symphony, the astonishing prodigy Leia Zhu takes on Tchaikovsky’s powerful and poetic Violin Concerto.
The Oxford Sinfonia is very excited to welcome Jennifer Pike to the Sheldonian to perform Khachaturian’s violin concerto.
The City of Oxford Orchestra’s exuberant Artistic Director, Stephen Bell, presents his unmissable Viennese New Year Concert.