The Ghosts of War

Saturday, 1 June 2019 - 19:30
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Venue

Oxford Town Hall

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.

Tickets: £45 £35 £25 £15 (students from £5)

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