Following the Government’s advice and the subsequent closure of the Sheldonian Theatre, it is with great regret that our concert with Maxim Vengerov on Thursday 30 April has had to be cancelled.
We sincerely apologise for the disappointment this will cause our audiences but hope you will understand that the decision to cancel has the primary aim of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our artists, musicians, staff, audiences and the community at large.
To Breathe Now*
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Maxim Vengerov violin
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Hannah Schneider conductor*
It took Brahms 14 years to write his first symphony, but it was worth the wait. The piece launches with a compelling edifice of climbing strings, plunging winds and pounding drums. What follows is a work of gripping turbulence, deep conviction and exuberant joy. Before the Brahms, we welcome a friend and true aristocrat of the violin Maxim Vengerov to play the radiant song of love that is Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, where the weave of a single instrument floats, battles and rhapsodises against an orchestral mass that supports and cajoles. To open, a new work from Grace-Evangeline Mason, joint winner of our 2019 Composers' Workshop.
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 21:35