Music & Maths

Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 19:30


Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

About the event


Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86  


Symphony in C


Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114

Marcus du Sautoy presenter

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

University of Oxford Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science Marcus du Sautoy returns for our second exploration of Music and Maths, this time exploring 20th century works in which numbers can enlighten the notes. Balance and geometry were vital tools for Igor Stravinsky, whose Symphony in C is a work of utter mathematical sense – lucidly scored, enchantingly varied, and gloriously symmetrical. But the mathematics doesn’t stop there, as du Sautoy, Papadopoulos and the Orchestra turn their analytical gaze towards haunting Bartók and impressionistic Debussy. 

The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 22:10


Tuesday 3 September, 11:00 
Priority booking for Patrons, and multi-buy purchases of 10+ concerts

Thursday 5 September, 11:00 
Priority booking for Friends, and multi-buy purchases of 5+ concerts

Friday 6 September, 11:00 
General booking

Priority booking for multi-buy purchases by telephone only. 

Tickets: £50.00 £38.00 £28.00 £18.00

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