As a prelude to the 25th Anniversary of the Oxford Piano Festival we present the Festival’s President Sir András Schiff in recital in the Sheldonian Theatre. Having collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, Sir András Schiff now focuses primarily on solo recitals,…
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There can be no better evidence that Francis Poulenc was the ‘half monk, half rascal’ of reputation than the composer’s wickedly disciplined Organ Concerto, a knockabout game of chase and tag for orchestra and organ that one moment plays havoc with Bach and another finds deep spirituality. Former Christ Church…
Each year from 1726 to 1732, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a Partita for keyboard that elaborated on the series of baroque dance forms standardised by his colleague Johann Kuhnau. Bach’s works, however, were exceptional and only got more so – mining new emotional depth and technical flair from ostensibly simple…
Legendary violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter makes a welcome return to Oxford in what promises to be a phenomenal performance.
The Orchestra’s two Solo Celli play a programme that starts with Bach and ends with a samba and a blues, with Boccherini, Dvořák, Milhaud and John Ireland in between.
OPO Solo Horn Radek Baborák is both soloist and conductor in a concert culminating in the most perfectly formed work Schubert had created to date.
Steven Grahl of Christ Church conducts the Orchestra and his own choir in a performance of Messiah – a Christmas essential not to be missed.
Join Alasdair Malloy and the Oxford Phil as they take the Fantastic Philharmonic Time Machine to some fascinating periods in history.
John Wilson brings his conducting wizardry to bear on some of the British music closest to his heart, at the heart of which is of Elgar’s hard-hitting Cello Concerto.
Garrick Ohlsson joins Marios Papadopoulos and the Orchestra for some of the most striking orchestral works of the 19th century.