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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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Messiah

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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Spooktacular

FUNomusica Family Concert Most suitable for ages 4-8 Alasdair Malloy presenter Calling all Ghostbusters! Come along in your devilish disguises and hear the Oxford Phil at their spooky, spine-chilling best in this concert combining the creepiest classics with a gruesome mix of haunting Halloween music. Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm Concert ends 4pm Supported by the …

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Vadim Repin Chamber Concert

The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Vadim Repin violin Natalia Lomeiko violin Evgenia Epshtein violin Jon Thorne viola Mats Lidstrom cello Marios Papadopoulos piano Tchaikovsky had a choppy relationship with the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein and one night dreamed his colleague was dead, vowing to treat him with more kindness thereafter. When Rubinstein did die not long after, Tchaikovsky went to his …

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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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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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LATIN AMERICA GALA

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.