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Seong-Jin Cho & the Oxford Philharmonic

Sunday 29 July 8.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, the superbly talented Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Chopin'€™s lyrical first piano concerto. Marios Papadopoulos directs Beethoven'€™s pioneering '€˜Eroica'€™ symphony; composed during the revolutionary climate of the Napoleonic regime, its heroic scope charged the development of nineteenth-century romanticism.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Andras Schiff Piano Recital

Saturday 4 August 7.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Sir Andras Schiff continues his exploration of J.S. Bach'™s Well Tempered Clavier with a complete performance of Book II, leading on from his recital of Book I at the festival in 2017. This much-anticipated recital by the President of the Festival promises to bring the 20th anniversary of the Oxford Piano Festival to a sublime close, in the intimate surroundings of Sir Christopher Wren'™s Sheldonian Theatre.

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Oxford Proms Present Romantic Classics

Saturday 18 August 7:30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Oxford Proms in their eighth season feature Russian Classics plus the delightful concertino for clarinet by Weber and an opening overture by our resident composer Tim Perkins.

We are delighted to welcome back star pianist Jocelyn Freeman to play Rachmaninov’s dramatic and passionate second piano concerto after her brilliant performance of Liszt’s second piano concerto in last year’s proms, also clarinet virtuoso Catriona Scott who gave a stunning performance of Mozart’s clarinet concerto at our opening concert in 2012.

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Rick Wakeman Piano Odyssey Tour

Sunday 21 October 8:00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick’s unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.

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