For Music Lovers

Vadim Repin

PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 SAINT-SAENS  Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 Vadim Repin makes a welcome return following his heartening performance with us in 2016. This time, the Russian violinist brings us not Shostakovich but Prokofiev, and a concerto …

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Remembrance Day

BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow VAUGHAN WILLIAMS An Oxford Elegy BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 Mary Bevan €soprano David Stout baritone Rowan Atkinson narrator The Choir of The Queen’s College Owen Rees conductor Oxford is at the heart of our commemoration of Remembrance Day, which this year marks 100 years to the day since the end of …

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Beethoven & Mahler

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 MAHLER Symphony No. 4 in G major Natalia Lomeiko violin Heidi Stober soprano Marios Papadopoulos conductor Our own concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko and first-time visitor Heidi Stober star in this concert in which both Beethoven and Mahler trade railing angst for beauteous contentment. Mahler glanced elsewhere in the slimmed-down pastoral of …

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HANDEL Messiah, HWV 56 Mhairi Lawson soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano Daniel Norman tenor Matthew Brook bass Schola Cantorum of Oxford Steven Grahl chorus master Marios Papadopoulos conductor ‘I did think I did see all Heaven before me’ wrote Handel as he finished Messiah. It’s not hard to hear why. Inside its biblical stories and reflections on redemption and love, Messiah contains …

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Narek Hakhnazaryan

One of Dvorak’s colleagues described his eighth symphony as ‘a work singing of the joy of green pastures, of summer evenings, of the melancholy of blue forests, of the defiant merry-making of the Czech peasants’. Music Director Marios Papadopoulos conducts it here in this celebratory season opening brimming with ‘firsts’. Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his Oxford …

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Mexican pianist, Irma Enriquez brings a variety of works  in LATINAMERICAN GALA. Join us to discover the jewels of art song in Spanish, Nahuatl and Quechua. Music from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela. Folklore dance from Mexico and Colombia.