December 28, 2018 | Vienna | Wiener Konzerthaus


Neujahrskonzert

Neujahrskonzert-“Kunst und Natur”

Willy Bücher
Strauss Festival Orchestra Wien



December 29, 2018 | Vienna | Wiener Konzerthaus


Neujahrsgala-“Kunst und Natur

Willy Büchler
Strauss Festival Orchester Wien



January 12, 2019 | London | Barbican


20th Anniversary Concert

About the event

BACH
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

SCHUMANN
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
Maxim Vengerov violin
Martha Argerich piano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Not one but three world-class soloists join Marios Papadopoulos and his musicians for this celebration of the Orchestra’s 20th anniversary at London’s Barbican Centre. Maxim Vengerov and Anne-Sophie Mutter both return to the Orchestra for an unprecedented collaboration in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, a work both animated and divine. Another returning friend, Martha Argerich, takes on Schumann’€s love-letter in music, his piano concerto. The only way to follow this special concert’s all-star first half is with the symphony that changed the direction of music forever, Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’.

Tickets: £60 £45 £30 £15

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin, Maxim Vengerov violin, Martha Argerich piano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



January 14, 2019 | Oxford | Oxford Town Hall


Martha Argerich

About the event:

BACH
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

SCHUMANN
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny violin
Charlotte Scott violin
Martha Argerich piano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Not many pianists alive can be described a ‘iconic’ but Martha Argerich is one. She returns to the Orchestra for a work that eavesdrops on one of the most passionate romances of the nineteenth century: Schumann’s piano concerto. After Bach’s bustling Concerto for Two Violins played by the Orchestra’s very own concertmasters, Marios Papadopoulos marshals the entire ensemble in a symphony that would encapsulate ideals of liberty in music of intense endurance and fortitude and change music’s rules in the process: Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:40 pm.

Tickets: £60.00 £40.00 £30.00 £20.00

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny violin, Charlotte Scott violin, Martha Argerich piano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



January 20, 2019 | Oxford | T.S Eliot Theatre


Hungarian Treasures

About the event:

KODALY
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

DOHNANYI
Piano Quintet No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26

BARTOK
String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, BB 110

The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic 
Martin Roscoe piano

Pianist Martin Roscoe joins soloists of the Orchestra for a journey through scintillating Hungarian chamber works of the early twentieth century. Zoltan Kodaly wrote his String Quartet No. 2 as the Great War tore through Europe; the work journeys from introspection to discussion to eventual wildness. After the final twist from somberness to radiance of Ernst von Dohnanyi’s hearty Piano Quintet No. 2, we finish with Bela Bartok’s masterpiece of symmetry and savagery, his helter-skelter String Quartet No. 5.

Supported by Elizabeth & David Ure and Celia & Andrew Curran

The concert is scheduled to end at 4:40 pm.

Tickets: £25.00

Martin Roscoe piano, The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic



January 26, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Stravinsky

About the event:

STRAVINSKY
Octet for Wind Instruments

Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Symphony of Psalms

Christ Church Cathedral Choir 
Steven Grahl chorus master

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral joins the Orchestra for an evening given over to Stravinsky at his most meticulous and exalted. The composer’s fascination with the particular sonority of wind instruments delivered some of his most sophisticated works, including the pithy Symphonies of Wind Instruments and perky Octet. After the ingenious Concerto for Piano and Winds, in a rare performance directed from the piano by Marios Papadopoulos, we hear Stravinsky at his most spiritual, and the Symphony of Psalms that pivots on what the composer described as ‘a song to be danced’, Psalm 150.

Pre-concert Recital 6.30pm

Young Artists’ Platform
A chance to hear talented young musicians
Free admission

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:05 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Marios Papadopoulos
Christ Church Cathedral Choir



February 9, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Vilde Frang & Lawrence Power

About the event:

MOZART
Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, ‘Haffner’

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat major, K. 364

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, ‘Jupiter’

Vilde Frang violin
Lawrence Power viola

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Mozart might not have known that the ‘Jupiter’ symphony would become his last, but it’s difficult to imagine how he could have followed a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. In between the symphony that set Mozart on a joyous and liberating new course and his final utterance in symphonic form, soloists Vilde Frang and Lawrence Power bring us a piece in which we catch a glimpse of the composer’s soul – the ‘double concerto’ for violin and viola that feels presciently lined with tragedy.

This concert is scheduled to end at 9:20 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Vilde Frang violin , Lawrence Power viola
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



February 10, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Oxfordshire Junior Concerto Competition Final

About the event:

First half

Competition finalists

Second half

RACHMANINOV
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op.

Joshua Asokan piano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Prepare to be astounded by three exceptional young soloists as they join the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra to perform a movement of a concerto of their choice. The final of the Junior Concerto Competition, showcasing outstanding talent in Oxfordshire, is judged by a panel of distinguished adjudicators, with the Competition’s winner announced the same evening. Joshua Asokan, winner of last year’s Senior Concerto Competition, performs Rachmaninov’s first piano concerto in the second half.

With the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

Presented by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oxfordshire County Music Service

Tickets: £10.00 £8.00 £6.00 £4.00

Joshua Asokan piano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



February 17, 2019 | Oxford | Oxford Town Hall


Summon the Superheroes: FUNomusica Family Concert

About the event

FUNomusica Family Concert
Most suitable for ages 4-8

Alasdair Malloy presenter

Put on your Superhero suits, capes and masks for a fantastically super-powerful afternoon of sensational sounds for caped crusaders, masked mysterious men and wonder women.

The Oxford Phil will be using their super-ability to play the superheroic themes for Batman, Spiderman, The Incredibles, Superman and many more.

Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm
Concert ends 4pm

Supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Tickets: adults £10 children £4

Alasdair Malloy presenter
Oxford Philharmonic



February 21, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


The Mastery of Mozart

About the event:

MOZART
Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

On 4 March 1791, Mozart gave his last public performance. Nine months and one day later, he was dead. Those present at that performance might have sensed a farewell from the piano concerto Mozart played his last, numbered 27. Gone was the overt drama of the composer’s earlier concerto in D minor, No. 20. Gone were the orchestra’s trumpets and drums. In their place was a work of deep resignation and subdued gravity. Directing from the keyboard, Marios Papadopoulos and the Orchestra present a rare opportunity to hear Mozart’s most moving piano concerto alongside one of his most thrilling.

Pre-concert Recital 6.30pm

Young Artists’ Platform
A chance to hear talented young musicians
Free admission

This concert is scheduled to end at 9:20 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



February 23, 2019 | Cheltenham | Cheltenham Town Hall


The Mastery of Mozart in Cheltenham

About the event:

MOZART
Serenade No. 6 in D major, K. 239, ‘Serenata notturna’

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor

On 4 March 1791, Mozart gave his last public performance. Nine months and one day later, he was dead. Those present at that performance might have sensed a farewell from the piano concerto Mozart played his last, numbered 27. Gone was the overt drama of the composer’s earlier concerto in D minor, No. 20. Gone were the orchestra’s trumpets and drums. In their place was a work of deep resignation and subdued gravity. Directing from the keyboard, Marios Papadopoulos and the Orchestra present a rare opportunity to hear Mozart’s most moving piano concerto alongside one of his most thrilling.

Pre-concert Talk 6.30pm

Featuring Marios Papadopoulos

Free admission with ticket

Tickets: £33.50 £28.50 £17.50 £13.50

Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



March 6, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Korngold & Tchaikovsky

About the event

KORNGOLD
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Carmine Lauri violin

Ben Gernon conductor

Fate dealt a cruel hand to both Tchaikovsky and Korngold. As the former composer felt his world falling apart, he railed against his impending destiny with inspiring optimism in the fifth symphony. Korngold, exiled in Hollywood from Nazi-occupied Vienna, longed to write for the concert stage and plundered his best movie scores for the most haunting, expressive and beautiful themes to make his violin concerto. Ben Gernon makes his debut with the Orchestra in this concert of heart-on-sleeve masterpieces featuring our own concertmaster Carmine Lauri as the soloist.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:10 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Carmine Lauri violin
Ben Gernon conductor
Oxford Philharmonic



April 17, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Nicola Benedetti

About the event:

ELGAR 
Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47

TIPPETT 
Concerto for Double String Orchestra

ELGAR
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Nicola Benedetti violin

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

We may never know whose soul is ‘enshrined’€ in Elgar’s violin concerto according to the work’s mysterious dedication, but the music suggests it must have been someone the composer loved dearly. Nicola Benedetti returns to the Orchestra for this performance of the first truly successful violin concerto from England, a piece of which Elgar himself confessed ‘It is too emotional, but I love it’. Marios Papadopoulos and the Orchestra contextualise Elgar’s masterpiece with his elegy-tinged Introduction and Allegro and the captivating rhythmic brilliance of his successor Michael Tippett’€s own Concerto for Double String Orchestra.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:30 pm.

Tickets: £50.00 £38.00 £28.00 £18.00

Nicola Benedetti violin
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



April 30, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Yefim Bronfman

About the event:

BEETHOVEN 
Overture to Die Ruinen von Athen, Op. 113

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

FARRENC
Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36

Yefim Bronfman piano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

To those who asked where the symphony could go after Beethoven, Louise Farrenc offered the most striking of answers. Her third symphony of 1847 is a masterpiece of symphonic design and emotional power, a work of feverish wildness, songful intensity and filigree beauty. Before it, we hear from Beethoven himself, courtesy of a giant among pianists Yefim Bronfman. He returns to the Orchestra following his debut in 2017 for the concerto by Beethoven that sees the composer at his most composed.

This concert is scheduled to end at 9:10 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Yefim Bronfman piano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



May 9, 2019 | Oxford | Holywell Music Room


Petite Symphonie

About the event

MOZART
Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C minor, K. 388, ‘Nachtmusik’

FRANCAIX
Sixtuor

JANACEK
Mladi

GOUNOD
Petite symphonie

The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic

Only in his eighth decade did Leos Janacek allow the spirit and enthusiasm of youth to impregnate his works, but when he did the result was life-affirming. That is exemplified by Mladi, a wind sextet that bubbles forth with generosity and warmth from a grateful composer who waited many years for recognition. Wind soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra present the work here alongside charming works for wind from France offset by the alluring nocturnal darkness of Mozart’s C minor Wind Serenade.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:20 pm.

Tickets: £20.00

The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic



May 11, 2019 | Oxford | Oxford Town Hall


Celebrating Leonardo

About the event

RESPIGHI
Three Botticelli Pictures

MANUEL MARTINEZ BURGOS
New commission (world premiere)

MUSSORGSKY
Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

Professor Martin Kemp presenter

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

500 years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a leading authority on the Italian polymath leads a celebration of his legacy and vision. Professor Martin Kemp, the University of Oxford’s Emeritus Professor of Art History, presents this concert at the Oxford Town Hall which includes the most adored series of musical paintings in history: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Marios Papadopoulos and the Orchestra begin with the Three Botticelli Pictures by master of orchestral colour Ottorino Respighi and a specially commissioned new work from one of the University’s tutors in Composition, Manuel Martinez Burgos.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Professor Martin Kemp presenter
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



May 18, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Krzysztof Penderecki

About the event:

KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI
Adagio for String Orchestra from Symphony No. 3

Viola Concerto

Sinfonietta for String Orchestra

Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra

Yuri Zhislin viola
Gabor Boldoczki trumpet

Krzysztof Penderecki conductor

Krzysztof Penderecki’s musical and personal journey has produced some of the most remarkable music of the last 70 years. Across strikingly different musical styles, he seeks ‘to collect and transform the experience of the entire century’ and often succeeds. Under Penderecki’s baton, our own concertmaster Yuri Zhislin plays the elegiac viola concerto first performed by his father, Grigori Zhislin, while Gabor Boldoczki brings us the work for trumpet and orchestra written for him by the Polish composer in 2015. Immerse yourself in the expressive world of one of the great composers of our time.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:10 pm.

Tickets: £50.00 £38.00 £28.00 £18.00

Yuri Zhislin viola, Gabor Boldoczki trumpet
Krzysztof Penderecki conductor
Oxford Philharmonic



June 1, 2019 | Oxford | Oxford Town Hall


The Ghosts of War

About the event:

KELLY
Elegy for Strings ‘In Memoriam Rupert Brooke’

SCHUMANN
Violin Concerto in D minor

BARTOK
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123

Jessica Duchen presenter
Alena Baeva violin

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

It’s one of the strangest stories in the history of music: could Robert Schumann’™s lost violin concerto really have been discovered by means of a seance nearly 100 years after the composer’s death? Novelist and music journalist Jessica Duchen picks up the story as we hear Schumann’s rich and unusual concerto courtesy of Alena Baeva, making her debut with the Orchestra. Before that comes an equally heartfelt elegy by Frederick Septimus Kelly, a Balliol graduate killed in the Great War with his own connection to the Schumann seance. And to finish, one of the great orchestral showpieces of the twentieth century: Bartok’s spicy and spectacular Concerto for Orchestra.

This concert is scheduled to end at 9:15 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Alena Baeva violin, Jessica Duchen presenter
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



June 2, 2019 | Oxford | Oxford Town Hall


Animal Antics: FUNomusica Family Concert

About the event

FUNomusica Family Concert
Most suitable for ages 4-8

Alasdair Malloy presenter

Come and join Alasdair Malloy and the Oxford Phil for some Animal Antics featuring our furry, feathered and finned friends. Bring a toy animal to join in the fun and hear music about cats and dogs, penguins and panthers, birds and bees and creatures who live under the sea or in the jungle!

Pre-concert craft activities at 2pm
Concert ends 4pm

Supported by the Doris Field Charitable Trust

Tickets: adults £10 children £4

Alasdair Malloy presenter
Oxford Philharmonic



June 13, 2019 | Cheltenham | Cheltenham Town Hall


Steven Osborne in Cheltenham

About the event

STRAVINSKY
Concerto in E flat major, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’

SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

RAVEL
Pavane pour une infante defunte, M. 19

BIZET
Symphony in C major

Steven Osborne ‚piano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

‘One of the very finest of pianists’ (The Guardian) Steven Osborne makes his debut with the Orchestra in a concert that springs with freshness and joie de vivre. Stravinsky sought to capture the ordered instrumental bustle of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in his own ‘Dumbarton Oaks’, while Bizet also took classical ideals of good, clean fun to heart while writing his graceful Symphony in C. Preceding the austere beauty of Ravel’s Pavane, Osborne is the soloist in Shostakovich’s most bejeweled creation: the playful, tender Piano Concerto No. 2, a gift from the composer to his son.

Pre-concert Talk 6.30-7pm
Steven Osborne in conversation with Marios Papadopoulos
Free admission with ticket

Tickets: £33.50 £28.50 £17.50 £13.50

Steven Osborne‚piano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



June 14, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Steven Osborne

About the event:

STRAVINSKY
Concerto in E flat major, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’

SHOSTAKOVICH
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

RAVEL
Pavane pour une infante defunte, M. 19

BIZET
Symphony in C major

Steven Osborne piano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

‘One of the very finest of pianists’ (The Guardian) Steven Osborne makes his debut with the Orchestra in a concert that springs with freshness and joie de vivre. Stravinsky sought to capture the ordered instrumental bustle of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in his own ‘Dumbarton Oaks’, while Bizet also took classical ideals of good, clean fun to heart while writing his graceful Symphony in C. Preceding the austere beauty of Ravel’s Pavane, Osborne is the soloist in Shostakovich’s most bejeweled creation: the playful, tender Piano Concerto No. 2, a gift from the composer to his son.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:10 pm.

Tickets: £45.00 £35.00 £25.00 £15.00

Steven Osborne piano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic



June 29, 2019 | Oxford | Sheldonian Theatre


Angela Gheorghiu

About the event:

MAHLER
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

RICHARD STRAUSS
Don Juan, Op. 20

GIORGOS KOUMENDAKIS
Amor Fati (UK premiere)

RICHARD STRAUSS
Four Last Songs

Angela Gheorghiu soprano

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

25 years after her sensational international breakthrough at Covent Garden, the Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu makes her debut with the Orchestra in her first public performance of Strauss’s elegy for a lost world, his iconic Four Last Songs. Before it, Marios Papadopoulos conducts a swashbuckling overture from the other end of Strauss’s career, Mahler’s deeply moving protestation of love and the UK premiere of Giorgos Koumendakis’s evocation of the Cretan instruments inspired by Irvin Yalom’s idea of ‘amor fati’ – the love of fate.

The concert is scheduled to end at 9:10 pm.

Tickets: £40.00 £30.00 £20.00

Angela Gheorghiu soprano
Marios Papadopoulos
Oxford Philharmonic