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Shakespeare in Music

Join us for an evening of wonderful music influenced by and written for Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Beguiling and atmospheric music by Henry Purcell, Fredrick Handel and William Walton will be interspersed with readings from Shakespeare’s comedies and historical plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Henry V.

Serenade for Strings

There can be no better evidence that Francis Poulenc was the ‘half monk, half rascal’ of reputation than the composer’s wickedly disciplined Organ Concerto, a knockabout game of chase and tag for orchestra and organ that one moment plays havoc with Bach and another finds deep spirituality. Former Christ Church…

Music from Amadeus

Miloš Forman’s 1984 movie Amadeus is a masterpiece from beginning to end, telling of the ambition, obsession and jealousy that nearly thwarted the career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and of the sublime music that poured out of a genius whose foibles and vulgarity were all too human. Mozart’s volatile Symphony…

Maxim Vengerov

We welcome our longstanding friend Maxim Vengerov for a performance of Mendelssohn’s love letter of a violin concerto and Brahms's first symphony.

Bach Now!

Nigel Kennedy joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for a tour of the UK: this performance at Saffron Hall.

Bach now!

Nigel Kennedy joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for a tour of the UK: this the second of two concerts at Forum Theatre, Malvern.

Bach Now!

Nigel Kennedy joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for a tour of the UK: this the first of two concerts at Forum Theatre, Malvern.

Sir Stephen Hough

One of the great pianists of our time brings us one of the great piano concertos of all time, Rachmaninov’s ardent and immense Piano Concerto No. 3.

Schubert Five

OPO Solo Horn Radek Baborák is both soloist and conductor in a concert culminating in the most perfectly formed work Schubert had created to date.

Mozart Requiem

Marios Papadopoulos conducts the Requiem that needs no contextual intrigue to heighten its drama and poignancy.