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OP at Home Music Education Series

OP at Home Music Education Series

14 July 2020 — Orchestra, Education, Primary Education

In June 2020 we decided to release a new video series for Primary School children called ‘OP at Home,’ created by our musicians during lockd…

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A Conversation with Mats Lidström

A Conversation with Mats Lidström

26 June 2020 — Composers, Interview, Orchestra

Mats Lidström is Solo Cello of the OPO, and a distinguished composer and teacher. Ahead of our now cancelled 28 June concert, which would ha…

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Pastoral for the Planet

Pastoral for the Planet

05 June 2020 — Composers, Orchestra

As 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we programmed the year-long Oxford Beethoven Festival, a comprehensive celebr…

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OPO Players’ Music Recommendations

OPO Players’ Music Recommendations

26 May 2020 — Interview, Orchestra

We asked some of our musicians what they are currently listening to. Check out their answers below, and maybe you will get some musical insp…

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Beethoven & his Colleagues Recital Series

Beethoven & his Colleagues Recital Series

21 February 2020 — Composers, Orchestra, Education

Beethoven was the first composer who enjoyed rock star status. Bach, Mozart, and Haydn may have been looked upon as giants, but Beethoven wa…

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Oxford Beethoven Festival: Launch Week

Oxford Beethoven Festival: Launch Week

30 January 2020 — Concert, Orchestra

We launched our Oxford Beethoven Festival last week, starting our year-long celebration of the composer’s 250th anniversary. From performanc…

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OPO Hospitals Project – Nov & Dec 2019

OPO Hospitals Project – Nov & Dec 2019

17 December 2019 — Orchestra, Outreach

A large part of our outreach work includes our hospitals series, in which OPO musicians visit hospitals in Oxford in a project offering part…

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OPO Perform at NATO HQ

OPO Perform at NATO HQ

12 November 2019 — Concert, Orchestra

We were honoured to be invited by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, to perform at the stunning new NATO headquarters in Bruss…

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A Conversation with Paul Merkelo

A Conversation with Paul Merkelo

04 November 2019 — Interview, Orchestra

Ahead of his 14 November masterclass and performance with the OPO, we talked to Paul about his musical influences, performance preparation,…

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Launch of OPO Side-by-Side Scheme

Launch of OPO Side-by-Side Scheme

18 October 2019 — Concert, Orchestra, Education

Our new Side-by-Side Scheme was launched in the debut concert of our 2019/20 season to great success. Helmed by our newly appointed Assistan…

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