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THE CREATION

The Creation Saturday 6 May 2023St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, 19:30 Mhairi Lawson sopranoThomas Elwin tenorJonathan Brown bassThe Choir of Merton CollegeMarios Papadopoulos conductor In 1791, Joseph Haydn was overwhelmed by a performance of Handel’s Messiah in London. As he prepared to return home, Haydn was slipped a libretto on the…

Angela Gheorghiu

Our season of great singers continues with the Oxford debut of Angela Gheorghiu. It was Verdi with which the Romanian soprano sprang to international attention more than two decades ago, and it is Verdi to which she returns in this concert, featuring arias from two…

Vengerov Plays Brahms

Our season bursts into life with strong emotions. Maxim Vengerov joins us for Brahms's Violin Concerto.

Martha Argerich

Before the majestic intensity of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, titan of the piano Martha Argerich joins the Orchestra for Beethoven's C major Piano Concerto.

Dvořák Eight

In the atmospheric surroundings of Oxford's own Sheldonian Theatre, Marios Papadopoulos conducts Dvořák's joyous Symphony No. 8.

The Orchestral Music of Afghanistan

A concert celebrating the rich history of traditional Afghan music at a time when making music in Afghanistan is forbidden, featuring new compositions by Afghan composers living in exile.

The Creation

We are joined by soloists and the Choir of Merton College for Haydn’s transcendental oratorio, representing chaos and the creation of light.

St Matthew Passion

We are joined by Oxfordshire choirs and front-rank soloists, conducted by The Queen’s College’s Owen Rees for this monumental performance.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Lise de la Salle plays Rachmaninov’s most enduring piano concerto, alongside Dvořák’s idyllic orchestral walk in the countryside and Shostakovich’s melancholy ninth symphony.

Mission Earth: FUNomusica Family Concert

Mission Earth Tour Guide Alasdair Malloy leads a school trip from another galaxy to approach and orbit the Earth in our second FUNomusica Family Concert.