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Beethoven’s Ninth

Beethoven’s ninth still sounds palpably off-the-leash despite the two centuries of musical evolution that have passed since its first performance in 1824. This most iconic of symphonies is still riddled with contradictions – part model of classical form, part complete rule-breaker; a dark, deranged romp and an inspiring journey to…

OPO at Carnegie Hall

OXFORD PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Debut concert at the carnegie hall Tuesday 7 June 2022Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Ronald O. Perelman Stage, 19:30  Sarasate Navarra for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op. 33*Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 Maxim…

Beethoven’s Mass in C major

Beethoven’s humble, beautiful contemplation of the divine and his great concert aria Ah! Perfido.


A symphonic struggle on Brahms’s own lyrical, melancholy-tinged terms and the delicate nobility of his Double Concerto.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Mendelssohn’s vivid musical postcard from Scotland opens a concert featuring ‘fearless’ virtuoso Tamsin Waley-Cohen in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.