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Elemental Bach 6 Suites For Cello Solo

Friday 5 October 18:30. Sheldonian Theatre

One of the world’s great cellists, Pieter Wispelwey, takes us on one of music’s most monumental journeys. The baroque surroundings of the Sheldonian Theatre are the perfect backdrop...

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Narek Hakhnazaryan

Saturday 6 October 19. Sheldonian Theatre

One of Dvorak's colleagues described his eighth symphony as 'a work singing of the joy of green pastures, of summer evenings, of the melancholy of blue forests, of the defiant merry-making of the Czech peasants'. Music Director Marios Papadopoulos conducts it here in this celebratory season opening brimming with 'firsts'.

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Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth

Saturday 20 October 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Instruments of Time and Truth is joined by Oxford Consort of Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last.

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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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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Vadim Repin

Thursday 25 October 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Vadim Repin makes a welcome return following his heartening performance with us in 2016. This time, the Russian violinist brings us not Shostakovich but Prokofiev, and a concerto in which wondrous fantasy and nervous energy meet to enchanting effect.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Remembrance Day

Sunday 11 November 19:00. Sheldonian Theatre

Oxford is at the heart of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra's commemoration of Remembrance Day, which this year marks 100 years to the day since the end of the First World War. Owen Rees conducts his own Choir of The Queen's College in a performance of Johannes Brahms's requiem, in which radiance and dignity take precedence over judgement and condemnation.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Mahler

Saturday 24 November 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra's own concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko and first-time visitor Heidi Stober star in this concert in which both Beethoven and Mahler trade railing angst for beauteous contentment.

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Oxford Harmonic Choir – Vivaldi Gloria

Saturday 1 December 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Join the Oxford Harmonic Choir for a wonderful start to the Christmas season, with an evening of festive music which spans the centuries. It begins with Praetorius’s stirring setting of Puer natus in Bethlehem, a medieval Latin Christmas hymn, followed by Corelli’s stylish Christmas concerto, with its famous and magical ‘Pastorale’ movement....

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Messiah

Thursday 13 December 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

'I did think I did see all Heaven before me' wrote Handel as he finished Messiah. It's not hard to hear why. Inside its biblical stories and reflections on redemption and love, Messiah contains some of the most moving music ever composed - as touching as it is universal.

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