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What’s on in Oxford this summer

5 months ago   |   Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra   |   Concert, Orchestra

Our 2021/22 season may be drawing to a close, but we sure are going out with a bang! Here at the OPO we have a busy few weeks ahead, so read on to find out what’s on in Oxford this summer…

Beethoven’s Mass in C at the Sheldonian Theatre

In the Grade 1 listed Sheldonian Theatre, we perform Beethoven’s radiant Mass in C major. This grand piece is one of the composer’s most unusual and touching works.

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Immortal Beloved

Looking for something a bit more intimate? On 2 July author and music critic Jessica Duchen presents a narrated concert exploring who exactly is the mysterious “Immortal Beloved” Beethoven so often wrote to…

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Summer Series at Olivier Hall

Our Summer Series is taking place in the stunning new Olivier Hall at St Edward’s School, Oxford. A series of three concerts with something for everyone to enjoy, whether you are a classical music fanatic or a first-time concertgoer.

Friday 15 July: Kicking off the series with Baroque favourites by Bach, Pachelbel and more
Friday 22 July: A programme of ‘seasons’ by Piazzolla and Vivaldi
Friday 29 July: And finally, a concert dedicated to Mozart’s masterpieces

Plus we also perform each of these concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London!


Oxford Piano Festival 2022

And of course, we bring the season to a close with our annual Oxford Piano Festival. Taking place from 30 July – 7 August, the Festival presents a packed schedule of masterclasses and concerts from top names in the piano world.

Saturday 30 July

Sunday 31 July

Monday 1 August

Tuesday 2 August

Wednesday 3 August

Thursday 4 August

Friday 5 August

Saturday 6 August
Elisabeth Leonskaja

Ingrid Fliter and the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Samantha Ege

Alain Lefevre

Nikolai Lugansky

Vikingur Olafsson

Participants Recital

Alim Beisembayev

Plus daily masterclasses from all of the above, as well as Emanuel Krasovsky, Marios Papadopoulos, Ian Fountain, Yulia Chaplina, Stephen Kovacevich, Ferenc Rados and Martin Roscoe – some of which will also be streamed live on our YouTube channel.


Phew! We can’t wait to get right into this wonderful schedule of events this summer. Will we be seeing you there?